The 7th generation of large industrial robots
The IRB 6700 family of robots is a natural evolution following 40 years of large robot heritage at ABB. This 7th generation of large ABB robots features a multitude of next generation improvements derived from intimate customer relationships and exhaustive engineering studies.
The IRB 6700 family is the highest performance robots in the 150-300 kilogram class, now with a 20 percent reduction in total cost of ownership achieved through more robust design, longer service intervals, increased efficiency and simplified maintenance versus the previous generation.
These robots enhances ABB’s portfolio by combining greater uptime, higher payloads and longer reach for use in Spot Welding, Material Handling and Machine Tending applications at the automotive and the general industries. This array of robot variants has payloads from 150 to 300 kg, reaches 2.6 to 3.2 meters, and are avalible as floor mounted and inverted versions.
Robust and reliable
The entire robot structure has been strengthened with higher rigidity, resulting in increased accuracy, shorter cycle time and better protection. It has been built to withstand the harshest working environments and is available with ABB’s ultimate Foundry Plus 2 protection system. The IRB 6700 has also been validated and tested with more robot prototypes than ever before to ensure that the predictions for reliability were accurate in the real world.
In designing the robot, easier serviceability was identified as a critical aspect for improving its total cost of ownership. Therefor service and repair time has been reduced by 15 percent.
Access to motors has also been improved and technical documentation for maintenance has become easier to read and understand through the use of improved graphics and 3D simulations called “Simstructions.”
Built around LeanID
Every robot in the 6700 family has been designed to accommodate LeanID—a new Integrated Dressing (ID) solution meant to achieve a balance between cost and durability by integrating the most exposed parts of the dress pack into the robot. Equipping an IRB 6700 with LeanID makes it easier to program and simulate with predictable cable movements, creates a more compact footprint, and lengthens service intervals due to lessened wear and tear.
Features and benefits:
- Increased service intervals and decreased service times
- Longer uptime—mean time between failures 400,000 hours
- Available with Lean ID for cost effectively increasing dress pack lifetimes
- More robust with a rigid structure and a new generation of motors and compact gearboxes
- Increased speed and shorter cycle times—on average 5 percent faster
- Improved accuracy and higher payloads
- Built to operate in the harshest environments—available with Foundry Plus 2 package
- 15 percent lower power consumption
- The IRB 6700 family includes 10 variants, available as floor mounted and inverted versions.