APPMA Member ABB has previewed its collaborative robot, now with a single arm, at the International Robotics Exhibition (iREX) 2017 in Tokyo. The collaborative robots are designed to work alongside humans on the factory floor to raise productivity and support the transition to mass customisation. The robot will be officially launched in 2018.
Like YuMi, a small-parts assembly robot introduced in 2015, the new robot has a payload of 500 grams and because of its compactness, is easily integrated into existing assembly lines, increasing productivity. The new robot also features lead-through programming, eliminating the need for specialised training for operators.
Courtesy of Manufacturers’ Monthly