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ABB’s IRB1300 robot is enhanced with new protections for harsh clean room applications – Engineering Update

The IRB 1300 features IP67, Foundry Plus 2, and a clean room ISO 4 version, enabling new applications in harsh, pollution-free production environments.

ABB’s 6-axis IRB1300 industrial robots include new protective elements that enable them to be used in demanding industrial applications and pollution-free production processes, increasing productivity and products in a variety of industries, including electronic equipment. It opens up new opportunities for improved quality and shorter cycle times. Above all, assembly, automobile and metal manufacturing.

Originally launched in 2020, the IRB1300 is now available in IP67, Foundry Plus 2, and Cleanroom ISO 4 versions. This expands its use in harsh environments with high levels of liquids and dust. This is achieved by preventing intrusion by sealing all electrical components. This enables a variety of processes in industries such as electronics manufacturing, automotive and metal manufacturing.

To enhance protection in metal applications such as metal die casting, sand casting, forging and machining, the Foundry Plus 2 version uses stainless steel for the end effectors. This prevents rust that can occur when applying liquid to wash away dust particles and metal debris. This feature helps protect against premature wear, extending the useful life of the robot and minimizing the disruption caused by downtime and unscheduled repairs.

For applications that require a clean production environment in industries such as pharmaceuticals and semiconductor manufacturing, the IRB 1300 ISO 4 clean room version has several measures that can help eliminate the risk of contamination. Its main function includes the use of chemical resistant exterior paints that help prevent paint deterioration when using cleaning agents that protect against bacteria. The robot’s design also minimizes the number of gaps where bacteria can form, increases the level of protection, and with a particle filter and completely sealed design, grease, oil and particles are being processed. Prevents contact with the product.

“With the addition of clean rooms and harsh environmental features, we are now able to bring the benefits of the IRB 1300 to a whole new set of manufacturing applications in the industry known for its tough nature or pollution-free needs,” said Global Products. Darren Hung said. Manager – ABB’s small robot. “The IRB1300 is the perfect partner for a variety of tasks such as material handling, machine care, polishing, assembly and testing, and by developing solutions to lift and handle heavy objects, more companies are setting new standards. You can now achieve speed and accuracy. Complex or irregular shapes, even in small workspaces. “

Featuring a footprint of only 220mm x 220mm, the IRB1300 is ideal for use in confined spaces and allows more robots to be placed in specific areas as needed. There are three main versions: 11 kg / 900 mm, 10 kg / 1150 mm and 7 kg / 1400 mm. The 11 kg payload of the 900 mm reach variant is higher than other competing robots in this class.

Powered by ABB’s OmniCore ™ controller, the IRB1300 offers advanced motion control and best-in-class pass accuracy for a wide range of applications such as polishing and machine care.

To maximize the versatility of the IRB 1300, the OmniCore controller can be equipped with a variety of additional equipment such as fieldbus protocols, vision solutions and force controls. OmniCore also provides an intuitive FlexPendant and simple user interface. It features a large multi-touch display with standard gestures such as pinch, swipe, and tap, allowing the user to easily program and operate the robot.

https://engineering-update.co.uk/2021/07/22/abbs-irb-1300-robot-enhanced-with-new-protection-for-harsh-and-cleanroom-applications/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=abbs-irb-1300-robot-enhanced-with-new-protection-for-harsh-and-cleanroom-applications ABB’s IRB1300 robot is enhanced with new protections for harsh clean room applications – Engineering Update

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