Large ABB Robots Enhanced for Reduced Cost of Ownership

Originally titled 'Large Robots Enhanced for Reduced Cost of Ownership'

Designed for spot welding, material handling and machine tending, the IRB 6700 family of large industrial robots from ABB Robotics is available in payloads from 150 to 300 kg and reaches from 2.6 to 3.2 m.

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Designed for spot welding, material handling and machine tending, the IRB 6700 family of large industrial robots from ABB Robotics is available in payloads from 150 to 300 kg and reaches from 2.6 to 3.2 m. This seventh generation of robots is said to offer enhanced speed, payload and accuracy, in addition to reduced power consumption and total cost of ownership, and optimized maintenance.

Every robot in the IRB 6700 family has been designed to accommodate Lean ID, an integrated dressing with predictable cable movements that eases programming and simulation, creates a more compact footprint, and lengthens service intervals due to lessened wear and tear.

Easier serviceability was identified as a critical aspect for improving the robots’ total cost of ownership, so service routines have been shortened and intervals between them have been increased. Access to motors also has been improved and technical documentation for maintenance has become easier to read and understand through the use of improved graphics and 3D simulations, ABB says.

The robots are built to withstand harsh working environments and also are available with the company’s Foundry Plus 2 protection system.