ABB has introduced the IRB 6700 robot family, its seventh general of large industrial robots. The new IRB 6700 is available in payloads from 150 to 300 kg, and reaches from 2.6 to 3.2 meters. It’s designed for spot welding, material handling and machine tending.
In addition to enhanced speed, payload and accuracy, the power consumption has been lowered by 15 per cent, total cost of ownership has been reduced by up to 20 per cent, and maintenance has been optimized, doubling the time between service intervals, claims ABB.
The new model is available with LeanID, a new Integrated Dressing (ID) designed for easier programming and a smaller footprint. It has also been built to withstand the harshest working environments and is available with ABB’s ultimate Foundry Plus 2 protection system. At introduction the IRB 6700 family will include four variants ranging in payload from 150 to 235 kg and reaches of 2.65 to 3.20 meters. Four additional variants will be added over the next 18 months to meet the needs of higher payloads up to 300 kg, as well as shorter reaches on lower payload models.