ABB Robotics' IRB 1200 is a new family of small robots that features a compact footprint and a large work envelope, providing flexibility, ease of use and short cycle times to a wide range of material handling, machine tending and small parts assembly applications. It is designed with no offset in axis two, delivering a longer stroke that allows the robot to be placed close to the work piece and still be functional. Combined with other features, the longer stroke enables up to 15% smaller work cells and 10% shorter cycle times than comparable robots, according to the manufacturer. The footprint is most compact when the smaller, lightweight robot is invert mounted on a ceiling or wall, maximizing the efficient use of space in the cell. The new robot family is available in two standard variants: a 700 mm reach model with a payload of up to 7 kg, and a longer reach 900 mm model with a payload up to 5 kg. Both variants can be mounted at any angle and come with IP 40 protection as standard, with IP 67 protection available as an option.