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Motion performance
Advanced Robot Motion Functionality for optimizing the robot’s motion control and for minimizing path deviation.
Absolute Accuracy Makes your robot even more precisely. Perfect for off-line programming and fast replacements of robots.
Motion coordination
MultiMove™ Allows four robots to run on one controller with a compact drive module added for each additional robot. The motion of the robots can be either coordinated or independent of each other.
Conveyor tracking Coordinates the robot motion with a conveyor line.
Machine synchronization Adjusts the robot speed to external moving equipment (e.g. a press or a conveyor) with the help of a sensor.
Motion functions
World Zones Defines actions when a robot enters a defined area of the working space.The zones can be used to stop the robot from entering a zone, either permanently or only when another robot is working in the zone.
Independent Axis Makes an additional axis (linear or rotating) run independently of the other axes in the robot system.
Path Recovery Stores all system data, when an interrupt occurs (fault message or other) and restores them after necessary actions have been taken. Useful for service interrupts.
Path Offset Tracks the programmed robot path at a given offset distance. The robot can alternate following the path and making an offset, depending on inputs from an AI/DI or serial channel.
SoftMove In applications where materials or tools cannot be precisely positioned, the robot can be set to  Soft Servo mode, allowing the robot to act like a mechanical spring when encountering resistance from the environment.
Collision Detection Protects equipment and robot from severe damage. It stops the robot if the motion torque values are exceeded.
OPC UA  With OPC UA, you can seamlessly transmit data from the factory floor from machine to machine (M2M), to the monitoring system (MES) or to the cloud, connecting ABB robots to other vendors’ devices, your ERP system or the cloud for truly joined up production.
FTP and NFS Client FTP/NFS Client makes it possible to read information on a remote hard disk directly from the controller.
PC interface
PC Interface provides the communications interface between the robot and a network PC. This is useful when you want to:
– Use an OPC server interface for SCADA integration.
– Use RobotStudio® to interact with the controller over a network connection.
Note: For local connection over the service channel, PC Interface is not required.
User interaction applications
Robotstudio App Connect Allows for the use of standard commercially available tablets for commissioning at the shop floor as an alternative to the FlexPendant.
FlexPendant Interface Allows users to run their own application on the FlexPendant, e.g. an operator panel. Applications are developed in Microsoft’s
Engineering tools
Multi-tasking dialogue Run up to 14 RAPID programs simultaneously. Use them for supervision of external equipment, operator or advanced calculations.
Continuous Application Platform Used for designing continuous path process applications, such as arc welding applications. By using CAP, the development work is much faster and results in robust high performance applications.
Discrete Application Platform Used for designing discrete point process applications, such as spot-welding applications. By using DAP, the development work is much faster and results in robust high performance applications.
Sensor Interface Toolbox to integrate sensors based on serial communication.
Externally Guided Motion (EGM) Enables external sensors and controllers to control the robot motion with very fast robot response.
Production Screen Production Screen is a user-friendly graphical based HMI for your FlexPendant. The software is based on widgets, graphical elements that are used to execute features of your choosing.
Servo Motor Control
Servo Tool Change Enables on-line change of tools (e.g. spot welding guns). The robot keeps track of the design data of up to 8 different tools.
Integrated Vision interface Makes the most advanced vision tools an integral part of ABB robots.
Enables a variety of applications with minimum experience and programming time.
Applications options
RobotWare-Arc Optimizes the robot for arc welding. The positioning of the robot and the process control and monitoring are handled in one and the same instruction as well as process equipment supervision, error recovery, etc
RobotWare Spot This option provides dedicated spot weld instructions for fast and accurate positioning combined with gun manipulation, process start and supervision of the weld equipment.
RobotWare Dispense This option provides support for different types of dispensing processes such as gluing and sealing.
Multiprocess Use to apply RobotWare-Arc or RobotWare-Dispense to multiple robots in a MultiMove system.
Prepared for PickMaster PickMaster application are configurable integration of robots, vision systems and conveyors.
RobotWare Force Control Allows the robot to be contact force controlled. Typically this is useful in assembly and machining. The option requires dedicated hardware sensors.
RobotWare Machining This is a set of instructions, which facilitate the use of robots for machining applications.
RobotWare Cutting A software product primarily developed for laser cutting and other similar cutting methods requiring advanced robot motion performance.
RobotWare Machine Tending A software product for programming, installation and operation of ABB robots in machine tending and material handling applications. The software makes it easier to manage the robot and the peripheral equipment in handling applications, both for the operator as well as for the programmer.