ABB introduces two new robots, a comprehensive software package and three new grippers to make palletizing easier, faster and more efficient.
The IRB 460 palletizing robot is capable of up to 2,190 cycles per hour. This 4-axis robot is for high-speed end-of-line palletizing and bag palletizing of products that weigh up to 50 kilograms. With a reach of 2.4 meters and a maximum payload of 110kg the IRB 460 occupies 20 percent less floor space and runs 15% faster than similar models.
The IRB 760 is designed for high-output, full-layer palletizing. It has a payload capacity of 450 kilograms and a reach of 3.2 meters, this 4-axis robot features a high inertia wrist. It can rotate heavier and larger products at high speed, making it suitable for palletizing beverages, building materials and chemicals.
Three FlexGripper end-of-arm tools include a heavy-duty claw for high-speed bag palletizing, a vacuum gripper for light and medium weight cases, and clamp gripper for handling heavy cases.
Finally, RobotStudio Palletizing PowerPac software allows users to configure, simulate and program ABB robots and grippers for palletizing solutions, in one step, with little or no robot programming experience required.