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YuMi and TwistTail – an unusual pair with common goals

What do ABB's YuMi® robot and the TwistTail™ cable tie have in common?

From a technology point of view, the two are miles apart. However, they were both designed with a passion for innovation and with our customers in mind.  That is, to make tasks and processes easier and less time consuming. 

YuMi and TwistTail – an unusual pair demonstrating power and productivity. Here ABB demonstrated how ABB demonstrated how ABB's YuMi® robot ties a TwistTail cable tie without any tools, without any human interaction – robotic precision of a human motion.

ABB YuMi® &TwistTail™: easier & faster

Earlier this year, ABB officially introduced YuMi to the market, the advent of a new era of robotics. YuMi is the result of years of research and development, making collaboration between humans and robots a reality, but it is also much more.

YuMi is a collaborative, dual arm, small parts assembly robot solution that includes flexible hands, parts feeding systems, camera-based part location and state-of-the-art robot control. YuMi is a vision of the future and will change the way we think about assembly automation. YuMi is “you and me”, working together to create endless possibilities in industrial automation. 

With the introduction of YuMi, the world’s first truly collaborative dual-arm industrial robot, ABB Robotics is once again pushing the boundaries of what robotic automation will look like in the future and how it will fundamentally alter the types of industrial processes that can be automated with robots.

TwistTail™ is the latest innovation in wire and cable management. A specially designed cable tie which you fasten, then bend the excess tail in two directions, and with a short twist the tail breaks right off, leaving no sharp edges to scratch your hands or your cables. It is as simple as that, and there’s no need to search for or use tools.

With fixing hundreds or thousands of cables every day in equipment, panels or in a building, electrical installers can save an enormous of amount of time. TwistTail makes tail removal easy with its unique, patent-pending design but still provides a full 30 lbs. minimum loop tensile strength — perfect for any general-purpose cable tie application.  

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