The ABB positioners are optimized to be used for manipulating of work pieces in arc welding, thermal cutting and other applications. All axes can be fully coordinated with the robot when programming as well as during operation.
This positioner is suitable for applications requiring
one or two stations and for workpieces requiring
rotation around one axis to access optimal process
position. The IRBP L is of modular design with four
main components – rotary unit, stand for rotary
unit, tailstock and support beam.
The positioner IRBP L, which comes in five versions,
is designed to handle workpieces including fixture
of a weight up to 5000 kg.
The modular design, few and heavy-duty moving
parts as well as minimal maintenance demands
make the positioner service friendly.
Dynamically adaptive software plus high-speed
drives result in fast changeovers and high productivity.
General positioner features
All ABB positioners offer users a complete and efficient
solution. They are of a robust design to ensure
excellent stability and are well protected for operation
in harsh production environments. All positioners
can be combined with any ABB six axes robots except
the small IRB 120.
The positioners are easy to use with clear, simple
instructions for programming. The control equipment
is located in the robot controller and uses the same
drive system and software as the robots.
ABB’s positioners are designed to be highly functional
yet compact to make maximum use of available floor
space. Standardized dimensions for all rotating
plates greatly simplify the exchange of fixtures.
Dynamic modelling allows rapid acceleration, fast
movements and re-orientation so that cycle times
are kept to a minimum. The dynamic model automatically
compensates for the effects of gravity,
inertia and friction to provide fast and accurate
movements (QuickMove™) following of the
programmed path (TrueMove™).
The Load ID-function is used to calculate the center
of gravity and the inertia of the workpiece and of
To meet requirements from our users the positioners
can be supplied, or retrofitted, with a comprehensive
range of pneumatic swivels (1 and 2 channels) and
slip-rings (10 power signals and ProfiBus).
ABB positioner systems can be supplied with all
necessary safety equipment.