The ABB dual-arm concept robot aims at closing the gap between a manual assembly and a fully automatic assembly process. It particularly suits environments involving handling and assembly of small parts in a line where both humans and robots work.
The key properties of the new concept robot are:
The robot consists of a torso with integrated controller, two arms (with seven axes each), and grippers capable of handling a wide range of parts.
The robot is totally safe and can work alongside human workers without additional safety requirements.
The robot's controller has all the functional features of the IRC5 family of controllers.
Each arm has a reach similar to that of a small adult.
The weight of the robot is low enough to make it truly portable without mechanical support.
With a single-phase power connector it can be installed anywhere within an assembly line.
It can be mounted on a workbench or hang from a wall and can operate in tight spaces and reach components below its base.
All cabling is routed internally right through to the gripper.
All surfaces are designed to be smooth and easy to clean.