The new Integrated Dress pack (ID) model from ABB Robotics, a leading supplier of industrial robots, features a flexible channel for routing hoses and cables for signals, air and power.
The larger payload IRB 2600ID model can be utilized for integrating process equipment with the robot. This model is a new addition to the IRB 2600 range of mid-sized material handling robots, with a 1.85m reach and a 15 kg payload capacity. ABB manufactures this mid-size robot in both standard and ID models.
The IRB 2600ID operates at high speeds and eliminates the need for complex off-line programming. The dress pack, routed internally, enables predictable movement of the hoses and cables. The time required for altering programs when simulating robot systems is reduced by up to 90%.
The IRB 2600ID, with an increased payload, is suited for a wide variety of applications such as plastic injection molding, machine tool tending, case packing, process tray handling, small format palletizing. The "Foundry Plus 2" protection option makes it suitable for many foundry machine tending applications. The IRB 2600ID features a work envelope that makes it suitable for machine mounted applications.
The IRB 2600ID protects hoses and cables from cutting fluids and other sources of wear, by securing inside the robotic arm and wrist. This equips to use the robot in a predictable motion in narrow spaces and around sophisticated parts. As a result, cable and hose replacement costs are decreased by 75%.