ABB Robotics Launches New Industrial Robot

ABB Robotics, one of the leading suppliers of industrial robots has launched the latest model in its medium capacity range of multipurpose robots.

Called the IRB 2600, it is extremely fast and can improve production cycle times by up to 25%. The high speeds and very fast acceleration are achieved by a combination of the new lightweight design combined with ABB’s patented QuickMove motion control software. Another key feature of the IRB 2600 family is its compact and lightweight design which results in a total arm weight of less than 300 kg.

The IRB 2600 family contains 3 robot models, with a 12 to 20 kg handling capacity, all of which are designed to increase productivity in machine tending, material handling, arc welding and other process applications. Image Credit: ABB

These robots are particularly suitable for machine tending, material handling, arc welding and other process applications. The new robot range has many flexible mounting possibilities including floor, wall, inverted, tilted or shelf mounted, which helps to reduce floor space and increases access to the equipment being served. Wall-mounting is a new possibility for robots of this size. These features enable more creative cell designs in a wide variety of industrial segments and applications.

The IRB 2600 family contains three models: two short arm variants (1.65m) for 12 or 20 kg payloads and a long arm variant (1.85m) with a 12 kg payload. Up to 27 kg payload is achievable for pick/place and packaging applications with the wrist vertical.

All three new robot models are available with ABB's well established and powerful IRC5 Robot Controller and are fully supported by the ABB Robotics global sales and service organization in 53 countries and over 100 locations.
Also on offer is ABB’s comprehensive protection program for industrial robots on the market. The IRB 2600 has as standard Ingress Protection IP 67 for the entire robot and a higher protection level, the Foundry Plus 2 version, is available as an option.

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