Small robot designed for cost-effective material handling and assembly of smaller parts

ABB Robotics has introduced its smallest ever multipurpose robot, the IRB 120. The new six-axis robot has all the functionality and advanced design features of ABB's larger robots in an economical, lightweight model.


ABB Robotics IRB 120 multipurpose robot

ABB Robotics IRB 120 multipurpose robot

ABB Robotics has introduced its smallest ever multipurpose robot, the IRB 120. The new six-axis robot has all the functionality and advanced design features of ABB's larger robots in an economical, lightweight model. Weighing just 25kg (55 lbs), IRB 120 has a standard payload of 3kg (6.6 lbs), a vertical wrist payload of 4kg (8.8 lbs), a reach of 580mm, a best-in-class stroke of 411mm, and the ability to reach 112mm below its base.

IRB 120 is available with the ABB's Compact IRC-5 controller, which is compatible with the standard and panel-mount IRC-5 controllers. The desktop sized IRC5 Compact extends the IRC5 controller family in a portable model with the same industry leading functionality. This includes superior path motion, user friendly FlexPendant programming, flexible RAPID language, and powerful communication capabilities. The IRB 120's motion control and best-in-class path accuracy are ensured through the advanced dynamic modeling of the controller, featuring QuickMove & TrueMove motion control software.

According to the company, IRB 120 is:

The IRC5 Compact controller also enables easy commissioning through the one-phase power input, external connectors for all signals and a built-in, expandable 16 in, 16 out I/O system. The system supports the use of RobotStudio for offline programming and Remote Service for on-line condition monitoring. In a second phase, the IRC5 Compact controller is scheduled to be released in 2010 for other ABB robots such as the IRB 140 and IRB 360 FlexPicker.

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- Edited by Renee Robbins, senior editor
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