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    Can humans and machines work together safely, without the need to be separated from each other by safety zones and cages? ZKW Lichtsysteme in Austria shows that they can. Working together on a variety of workpieces on the production lines of the automotive supplier are twelve collaborative robots from ABB along with production employees. This not only saves money, but it also makes efficient

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    Tight cycle times are the order of the day in analytical laboratories, because entire process chains in the economy depend on a punctual and accurate result. In order to analyze a higher number of samples while maintaining a consistently high quality and to relieve the burden on the laboratory staff, Eurofins Dr. Specht Express GmbH automates its pesticide analysis with a robot system. They

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    Application:Assembly of aluminum die-cast parts at SUS Corporation in Japan Challenges:The company has struggled to find staff willing to carry out the monotonous and repetitive tasks involved in the assembly process. Variations in operator skills have also resulted in production falling below the company’s desired target of one million pieces per month. Solution:Developed using ABB’s RobotStudio®

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    The application  Packing and palletizing of frozen burger products for dispatch to retail stores.  The challenge  Speed up the packing of frozen packaged burgers while also preventing possible injury to staff and automating the packing and palletizing.  The solution  Several ABB robots are used to pick up packs of frozen products, place them in cases and then stack the cases on pallets ready for

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    The challenge:  An Italian recycling company wanted to automate a process that tests modems so that they can be reused for end customers. The process would free up people to do other jobs while improving productivity and ensuring consistent process quality.  The solution:  Working with ABB, the company designed a cell based on an ABB robot. The cell takes modems, identifies them through a unique

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    Imagine if one test could tell you if you were protected from the latest COVID-19 variant. An innovative robotic neutralizing antibody testing system developed by ABB Robotics and UTMB is helping to achieve this by enabling hundreds of tests to be conducted each day, with the resulting test data being used to assess individuals’ immunity against different strains of the virus. A key challenge for

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    The challenge:  A Chinese compound condiment manufacturer wanted to automate its product packing lines to improve capacity, enhance efficiency, cut costs, and remove the potential for quality issues caused by human error.  The solution:  A combination of ABB delta fast picking robots and industrial robots, plus a 3D vision system, were supplied to help speed up production and improve quality and

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    Challenge:  A Brazilian meat producer wanted to develop an automated high-speed line for producing and handling smaller, lighter meat products as well as heavier items to achieve improved productivity and the flexibility to handle production changes    Solution:  The proposed line included high flexibility, high payload ABB IRB 390 FlexPacker® robots to pick both light and heavy products, as well

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    The Challenge:  In 2011, China’s Guangzhou Light Industry Vocational School launched a robotics major, requiring a complete robotics teaching system, including the introduction of robotics equipment, textbooks, and academic staff to teach the course.  The Solution:  ABB Robotics has provided the school with a complete set of teaching aids and teacher training, plus a range of ABB robots and

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    Students in Austria are learning the latest robot programming techniques at an advanced robotics lab in Wiener Neustadt. Developing applications to solve puzzles, detect coffee capsules and recognize human faces, the students are getting a good grounding in many of the technologies and techniques they will use in their future careers.

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    ABB’s RobotStudio offline programming and simulation software has earned a reputation as a leading tool enabling companies across a range of sectors to plan and execute robotic installations. For students at Austria’s UAS Technikum Wien, the software also played a valuable alternative to classroom-based teaching during lockdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.