The first demo displays the performance and versatility of ABB’s comprehensive palletizing portfolio, featuring three models of ABB 4-axis palletizing robots. The robots demonstrate the palletizing and depalletizing of varying formats of corrugated cases. The demo utilizes three different end-of-arm tools including both the clamp and vacuum gripper from ABB’s FlexGripper line. The entire cell is programmed using ABB’s ease-of-use software products.
A second robotic demo features the IRB 360 FlexPicker™ and the IRB 120, ABB’s smallest 6-axis robot, picking and placing individual candy packages at a speed in excess of 120 units per minute. The FlexPicker is the most widely used Delta robot in the industry with over 5,000 worldwide installations since 1997. Also on display from ABB’s Discrete Automation and Motion (DM) division will be a broad range of motion and PLC products designed to enhance the performance of packaging systems, including solutions with advanced Ethernet technologies for communications between PLCs/HMI, motion controllers, servo drives and servo/linear motors. ABB Jokab Safety will display an array of electronic machine safety components and mechanical interlock switches.