ABB Robotics will host its annual Technology Days event March 13th and 14th at their North American headquarters and training center in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The event will feature over 80 product demonstrations and free technical seminars covering both general and application specific information. It’s designed to benefit both those considering an initial foray into robotic automation, as well as those looking to upgrade or expand their existing robotic lines. This year ABB will also celebrate 40 years in the robotics industry, highlighting major developmental milestones since 1974.
Application areas include packaging, material handling, assembly, machine tending, welding and cutting, press automation, painting, automotive and transportation, as well as training and service
Among the highlights on the demo floor will be the new IRB 6700, the next generation of large robots designed for spot welding, material handling and machine tending. ABB’s new Integrated Vision, Integrated Force Control and advanced RobotStudio programming systems will also be on display.
In addition, the ABB Dual Arm Concept Robot (DACR) will be making its first appearance in North America, providing a look at the current status of a robot prototype designed for the consumer electronics industry and other smaller parts assembly applications.
Some of the things I’ll be looking forward to include the free technical seminars, some of which will drill down into a specific area or technology, while others promise a 50,000 foot view of the robotics market, including what the future trends are as well as what’s hot right now.
To register for the event, visit www.cvent.com/d/t4ql1l/4W.