The ABB Robotic Item Picker determines the optimal grasp points for each item before the suction gripper picks up and places the item into designated bins.
ABB transforms AMR performance with launch of Visual SLAM technology
ABB Robotics is introducing VSLAM to its Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs). ABB AMRs can use their surroundings to plan and avoid obstacles.
ABB spending $20M to expand U.S. robotics factory
Nearly 90% of ABB robots delivered to customers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and South America will soon be made in Auburn Hills, Mich.
ABB uses robots to automate COVID antibody testing
The system, created by ABB and UTMB, can increase the number of neutralizing antibody tests performed from 15 a day to over 1,000 daily.
Meet ABB’s SWIFTI CRB 1300 industrial-grade cobot
The ABB SWIFTI CRB 1300 robot arm combines industrial robot speed, payload, and accuracy with collaborative robot safety.
ABB RobotStudio Cloud software enables real-time collaboration
New features in RobotStudio Cloud include version control, which allows users to keep track of changes and have full transparency of any amendments.
ABB opens robotics mega factory in Shanghai
ABB opened a new 67,000-square-meter robotics factory in Kangquiao, Shanghai, China last week.
ABB releases its smallest industrial robot ever
The IRB 1010 has a reach of 370 mm (14.5 inches), repeatability of 0.01 mm and can handle payloads up to 1.5 kg (3.3 lb).
ABB invests in Scalable Robotics no-code
ABB announced that it entered into a strategic partnership with Scalable Robotics to enhance its portfolio of robotic welding systems.
ABB launches Flexley mobile robots, completing rebrand of ASTI AMRs
The launch of ASTI as ABB Flexley includes a complete rebranding of all the ASTI solutions, offices and facilities.
ABB launches 5-axis, high-speed delta robot
The new ABB IRB 365 FlexPicker can pick, reorient and place 1 kg products 120 times per minute.
2022 Red Dot Award winners for industrial and collaborative robots
These six industrial and collaborative robots represent the height of design as recognized by the 2022 Red Dot Award.
ABB: 62% of US businesses looking to invest in robotics
A survey from ABB found that 62% of U.S. companies indicated that they will invest in robotics and automation in the next three years.
ROS 2 driver now available for ABB’s robot arms
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.
ABB depalletizer replaces heavy lifting and improves efficiency
The ABB Depalletizer Solution uses vision guidance to easily identify boxes to pick from a pallet, regardless of size and orientation.
ABB’s Mark Joppru joins MiR as VP of sales for the Americas
Mark Joppru, the former vice president of ABB USA’s Consumer Segments and Service Robotics division, has joined the MiR team.
ABB software increases industrial robot speed 70%
Software uses vision technology to deliver 70% increase in speed and 50% increase in accuracy for select ABB industrial robots.
ABB robot 3D prints houseware in London storefront
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.
3 trends shaping robotics demand in 2022
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.
ABB introduces 2 families of robots for EV battery production
Available in eight variants, the IRB 5710 and IRB 5720 present a choice of options for payloads from 70 kg to 180 kg.
ABB, HASCO drive smart manufacturing in China’s auto industry
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 adds 2 OmniCore robot controllers
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.