ABB Robotics

1250 Brown Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326 US


As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

Robot Control Apps Enable Uninterrupted Production
ABB’s new RobotStudio app incorporates the IRC5 robot controller software and is said to increase profitability by enabling users to schedule robot tasks such as training, programming and optimization offline without causing any downtime in production.

ABB Robotics Earns IACET Continuing Education Accreditation
The company’s robotics training courses cover material handling, painting, welding and laser cutting applications.

ABB Robotics gear handling automated cell

Automated Cell Handles Gears during Heat-Treatment Process
ABB Robotics has developed a robotic gear-handling cell to transfer gears between alloy trays and baskets in the heat-treatment process that transforms “green” gears into “hard” gears.

Robotic Cell for Handling Gears
The less manual handling of a gear before and after the heat-treating process, the better. This robotic gear-handling cell automates this critical stage, increasing both safety and part quality.

ABB Robotics RobotWare 6

Robot Control Software Speeds Setup
The latest version of ABB Robotics’ robot controller software, RobotWare 6, is said to offer increased flexibility and reliability, along with an extensive toolbox for developers and broad communications capabilities.

ABB Robotics Opens Houston Facility
The operation will help support oil and gas industry manufacturers, among others.

ABB Robotics Announces Certification Program
The program’s classes are directed at customer employees who work with robots.

ABB Robotics IRB 6700 robot

Large Industrial Robots for Harsh Working Environments
ABB Robotics’ IRB 6700 robot family is available in payloads ranging from 150 to 300 kg and reaches from 2.6 to 3.2 m.

FlexMT machine tending system from ABB Robotics

January 2015 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Robots & Automation
The January product spotlight includes automated solutions for machine tending, welding and more.

ABB FlexMT system

Tending System Boosts Machine Tool Utilization
ABB Robotics' FlexMT system tends machine tools with vision-guided robotics.

Reshoring, Robots and the New Factory Floor
Plastics processors are adopting robotics in a major way to compensate for a dwindling talent pool and reshored jobs.

ABB Robotics Integrated Force Control

Feature Package Integrates Robotic Force Control
ABB Robotics offers Integrated Force Control, a single, base module that consolidates discrete software features for robotic force control that were previously available separately.

The top-mounted, linear-axis ABB 6620LX robot serves four CNC machining centers

Robots Increase Automotive Component Production
Auto parts manufacturer DAU Componentes in Burgos, Spain increases shop efficiencies by using robotics to automate loading and unloading of workpieces into CNC machines.

ABB Robotics Integrated Vision smart camera system

Camera System Enables Vision-Guided Robotics
ABB Robotics’ Integrated Vision smart camera system is designed for 2D vision-guided robotics applications.

ABB Robotics Offers Education Package
Teachers at qualifying schools can receive training and course materials to teach robotics.

FANUC’s LR Mate 200iD mini robot is approximately the size of a human arm with all cabling, air tubes and valves enclosed within the device, enabling it to be installed inside a machine with minimal interference.

January 2014 Product Spotlight: Robots and Automation
The Modern Equipment Review Spotlight in our January issue features robotics and industrial automation equipment. Click through the slideshow to see a selection of the highlighted products, and visit the Robots & Automation zone (link in the sidebar) to learn more.

ABB Robotics IRB 6700 robots

Robot Series for Harsh Environments
ABB Robotics offers the IRB 6700 family of robots, available with payloads ranging from 150 to 300 kg and reaches from 2.6 to 3.2 m.

Simulating Automation
Software designed for simulating and controlling machine-tending robots can help avoid collisions, protect equipment and simplify the setup of automated cells.

ABB Robotics machine-tending software

Software Combination Enables Machine-Tending Robot Cell Simulation
ABB Robotics offers two flexible, easy-to-use programs for 3D simulation, validation and optimization of factors such as cycle times, postprocessing capabilities and collision risks.

ABB Robotics Technology Day Attracts Diverse Audience
The annual event included seminars and robotics demonstrations.

Product Categories of ABB Robotics

All Other Workpiece Handling, Loading and Feeding Equipment not specified
Laser Welding & Cladding
Plasma-Arc/Plasma Cutting Machines
Robot Controllers
Robot Tooling/Grippers
Robots, Industrial
Welding Machines & Equipment

Trade Names

FlexMT Robotic Machine Tending Cell