Small, fast palletizing robots

MANUFACTURERS can now take advantage of two new ABB palletising robots, three new grippers and a related software program.

MANUFACTURERS can now take advantage of two new ABB palletising robots, three new grippers and a related software program.

The compact, 110kg capacity IRB 460 robot is reportedly the fastest palletising robot in the world. Capable of up to 2,190 cycles per hour, the 4-axis robot is designed for high-speed, end- of-line palletising and bag palletising.

The IRB 460 has a reach of 2.4 metres, occupies 20% less floor space and runs 15% faster than its nearest rivals, supplier ABB claims.

For high-output, full-layer palletising, the IRB 760 robot boasts a payload capacity of 450kg and a reach of 3.2 metres. The unit features high-wrist inertia, which enables it to rotate heavier and larger products quickly. This speed makes the IRB 760 suited for palletising beverages, building materials and chemicals.