The ABB Robotics IRB 1200 is an entirely new family of small robots that features a compact footprint and a large work envelope, providing flexibility, ease of use and short cycle times to a wide range of material handling, machine tending and small parts assembly applications.
The IRB 1200 is designed with no offset in axis two, delivering a longer stroke that allows the robot to be placed very close to the work piece and still be functional. Combined with other features, the longer stroke enables up to 15% smaller work cells and 10% shorter cycle times than comparable robots. The footprint is most compact when the robot is invert mounted on a ceiling or wall, maximizing the efficient use of space in the cell.
The new robot family is available in two standard variants; a 700 mm reach model with a payload of up to 7 kg, and a longer reach 900 mm model with a payload up to 5 kg. Both variants can be mounted at any angle and come with IP 40 protection as standard, with IP 67 protection available as an option and an ISO 4 version available in the near future.
The sleek, smooth surfaces and enclosed design feature all wiring and air routed through the inside of the robot, from very close to the wrist flange all the way to the foot. This further enhances its compactness, and makes the robot easy to maintain and clean, with no risk of dirt or dust collecting on the cables.
Both electrical and air connections can be made to the robot via side ports or an underline option, and with an Ethernet port, four air ducts and ten customer signals, it’s easy to integrate the IRB 1200 with other equipment.
For more information, visit www.abb.com/robotics.