ABB Robotics launches Partner Ecosystem to deliver plug & play packages for all robots

ABB Robotics launches Partner Ecosystem to deliver plug & play packages for all robots

  • New program strengthens collaboration to deliver fully compatible, integrated robotic packages for ABB’s full robot portfolio
  • Easy-to-integrate packages expand range of applications, open new automation possibilities initially for Small & Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs), first-time users, educators and system integrators 

ABB has launched a new Robotics Ecosystem Program to support its customers with more diverse automation applications. Collaborating with a global network of partners, the program will enable easy access for end users and system integrators to third-party innovations including certified peripheral equipment and software solutions.

“Lack of skills and experience in using robots can be a barrier for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) when it comes to realizing the full range of benefits that robotic automation can deliver,” said Andrea Cassoni, Managing Director, Global Business Line General Industry for ABB Robotics. “For end users, the availability of plug and play solutions from our Ecosystem partners addresses these issues by enabling them to introduce and integrate robots quickly and easily into their operations.”

The new program will enable Ecosystem partners to develop and provide packages consisting of pre-engineered accessories and software. These are compatible and can be easily integrated with ABB’s complete portfolio of robotic solutions. As fully integrated, ready-to-use solutions, the packages will enable both end users and systems integrators to reduce time and effort in setting up robots for new applications. They will also enable system integrators to offer more technologically advanced solutions, increasing their competitiveness and further lowering the barriers to automation for SMEs.

Available for both ABB’s cobots and industrial robots, the first Ecosystem packages focus on hardware - such as grippers, tables and feeders. In time, the program will also see software solutions developed by partners, such as programming blocks for ABB’s Wizard Easy programming and an app for configuration.

The Ecosystem packages will also help schools, colleges, and universities to create robot applications more easily and introduce them as part of their teaching programs. ABB currently works with educational institutions in over 40 countries to equip students with the skills to thrive in a new age of automation.

“As robots become more commonplace in factories, warehouses and other environments, workers will increasingly need to know how to apply automated technologies to perform tasks,” said Cassoni. “By making it easier to introduce robots into classrooms, our Ecosystem Program can play a key part in ensuring that people have the right skills for an automated future.”

Select demo cells built with Ecosystem Partner accessories will be on show on ABB’s stand at Automatica 2023 (Hall B5, booth 319, June 27th-30th). To know more, join our LinkedIn live event on June 29th or visit us at the Automatica trade show in Munich, Germany, from June 27th to June 30th to see some of our Ecosystem solutions in action. Those unable to attend Automatica are invited to join the digital launch hosted on LinkedIn Live on June 29th at:


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