PickNik Robotics and Optimax Systems released a ROS 2 driver for ABB manipulators. The package has been tested with an ABB IRB 1200-5/0.9 manipulator.
The ABB Depalletizer Solution uses vision guidance to easily identify boxes to pick from a pallet, regardless of size and orientation.
Mark Joppru, the former vice president of ABB USA’s Consumer Segments and Service Robotics division, has joined the MiR team.
Software uses vision technology to deliver 70% increase in speed and 50% increase in accuracy for select ABB industrial robots.
For the month of April, an ABB robot will be 3D printing designer furniture, houseware and other objects in a window at Selfridges in London.
Based on a survey of 250 companies across multiple industries, ABB identified three trends that will shape the demand for robots in 2022 and beyond.
Available in eight variants, the IRB 5710 and IRB 5720 present a choice of options for payloads from 70 kg to 180 kg.
The partnership, which includes a 40% stake by ABB in the joint venture, will expand the use of smart technologies and artificial intelligence within the industry.
ABB said both controllers include more than 1,000 hardware and software functions encompassing areas such as programming, offline commissioning and simulation, maintenance, vision and safety.
ABB integrated a two-arm YuMi cobot onto an AMR from PAL Robotics at a new lab in Spain.
ABB is installing Sevensense’s autonomous navigation technology into its mobile robots.
The FlexLoader M replaces ABB’s current family of FlexLoader cells, offering six different configurations based on piece size and count.
ASTI solutions are currently selling at a revenue of $50M per year with a 30% annual growth rate.
With a cycle time of 0.29 seconds, ABB said the new IRB 920T SCARA robot is 14 percent faster than ABB’s current IRB 910SC SCARA robot.
This week Steve and Mike talk to Sami Atiya, CEO of ABB Robotics and Verónica Pascual, CEO of ASTI about the recent news of the acquisition of ASTI by ABB. Also on the show is Ash Sharma from Interact Analysis to discuss the story.
Japanese robot maker FANUC is investing 26 billion yen ($240 million) into the expansion of its Shanghai, China plant. The company plans to expand the Shanghai facility five-fold over the next three years, through a joint venture that is operated with local player Shanghai Electric Group. The new project covers an area of about 431…
ABB expanded its cobot portfolio with the GoFa and SWIFTI lines that offer higher payloads and speeds to complement its YuMi cobots.
BJ Minson didn’t like the imperfect fit and sloppy profile of the standard belts he could find on the market, with the buckle and excess strap end awkwardly protruding from under his untucked shirt. So while working on a master’s degree in microfluidics, he began playing around with the design for a sleeker belt with…
ABB introduced its Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) service that enables customers to create a preventive maintenance schedule for individual or robot fleets based on real-time operational data. ABB said the CBM service should optimize productivity and minimize downtime. CBM uses real-time data on robot operations to help identify any potential issues that could affect performance, including…
As one of the busiest parts of a hospital, the pharmacy has, over the years, relied on technology to streamline its operations. From electronic tablet counters to completely computerized stocking and labeling solutions, technology has had a transformative impact on pharmacies across the world. Challenge Still, factors weighing on the efficiency of drug dispensing are…
A new ROS driver for ABB robots was introduced at the recent ROS-Industrial Conference. The driver, which is now available on GitHub, is designed to ease interaction between ABB robot controllers and ROS-based systems by providing ready-to-run ROS nodes. Here is a look at the included (principal) packages are brief descriptions for each: abb_rws_state_publisher: Provides…
ABB has expanded its Wizard Easy Programming tool to its IRB 1100 industrial robot range to make it easier to install, program, and operate robots without specialized training.