Compact robot for arc welding and machine tending applications
The IRB 1660ID is a compact robot for arc welding and machine tending applications and allows end-users to increase productivity and quality, with reduced cycle times.
The IRB 1660ID is a compact robot for arc welding and machine tending applications and allows end-users to increase productivity and quality, with reduced cycle times. The IRB 1660ID features an Integrated DressPack design that makes it easier to program and simulate predictable cable movements. The decreased cable wear and damage reduces maintenance costs by 50%, and the compact footprint allows for more efficient robot cell layouts, saving valuable space on the factory floor. The Integrated DressPack allows the robot to move at maximum acceleration and speed, enabling fast and reliable movements ideal for machine tending applications. The risk of collision in confined spaces is also eliminated, and the combined 1,390° working range of axes 4, 5 and 6 provides outstanding agility inside CNC machines.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey