IRC5 - Industrial Robot Controller


Based on more than four decades of robotics experience, the IRC5 is the robotic industry’s benchmark in robot controller technology. In addition to ABB’s unique motion control it brings flexibility, safety, modularity, application interfaces, multi-robot control and PC tool support. The IRC5 comes in different variants to provide a cost-effective and optimized solutions for every need.


Features and benefits

Fast and accurate

Based on advanced dynamic modeling, the IRC5 automatically optimizes the performance of the robot by reducing cycle times (QuickMove®) and providing precise path accuracy (TrueMove®).


It fulfills all relevant regulations and is certified by third party inspectors world wide


It supports the majority of all state-of-the-art industrial networks for I/O.


All ABB robot systems are programmed with RAPID™, ABB’s flexible, high-level programming language.


Built-in diagnostic functions help ensure fast recovery and production restarts when operations are interrupted on the factory floor.


TPU4 FlexPendant for IRC5

ABB Robotics is continuously enhancing the user experience of its FlexPendant TPU (Teach Pendant Unit) and starts to deliver TPU4 for IRC5 controllers from March 2023. This fourth generation TPU is based on the design of the OmniCore FlexPendant and offers a more intuitive and efficient user interface for industrial applications.

How does ABB support customers
TPU4 comes with pre-installed software that supports the latest RobotWare versions. ABB Robotics continues to support older RobotWare versions via RobotStudio add-In.

Benefits of TPU4

  • Larger 8” screen and intuitive multi-touch interface with access to swipe and scroll 
  • Faster time and touch response (capacitive instead of resistive touch



Controller software


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