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  • ABB is expanding its FlexPicker® Delta robot portfolio with the IRB 365. With five axes and 1.5kg payload, the IRB 365 is both flexible and the fastest in its class for reorientating packaged lightweight products such as cookies, chocolates, peppers, candies, small bottles, and parcels. Responding to the rise in e-commerce and growing demand for shelf ready packaged goods, the IRB 365 has been

  • ABB’s IRB 390 FlexPacker® industrial Delta robot designed for ultra-fast packing has been chosen for the Red Dot Product Design Award - the second ABB robot to receive the prestigious award in two consecutive years. The global Red Dot Design Awards recognize achievements in product design, with the jury – comprised of over 50 international design experts - testing and evaluating thousands of

  • Laying the foundation for the factory of the future, ABB launched two transformative products under the new OmniVance™ brand at Automatica 2022: The OmniVance™ FlexArc® Compact Cell and the OmniVance™ Machining Cell and Software. Built with robots, controllers, software and other peripheral components, OmniVance application cells are ready-to-deploy modular solutions that can be easily integrated

  • ABB today launched its OmniVance™ FlexArc® Compact - a new, smaller welding application cell with greater flexibility, ease-of-use and better integration - to help businesses address labor shortages in welding. With the smallest footprint in its class the OmniVance FlexArc Compact helps manufacturers optimize space, while up to four robots can be added without altering the cell's structure, aiding

  • ABB today launched its OmniVance™ Machining Cell and Machining Software solutions, bringing greater flexibility and simplicity to a range of applications including sanding, polishing, cutting, and surface finishing. Part of ABB’s new OmniVance portfolio of standardized application cells, the new Machining Cell is the first to market that can perform up to eight different applications in one cell,

  • ABB has launched ‘ABB Robotic Depalletizer’, a solution for handling complex depalletizing tasks in the logistics, e-commerce, healthcare, and consumer packaged goods industries. Using machine vision software, ABB’s new solution can quickly assess a wide variety of box types, enabling customers to efficiently process assorted loads with very little engineering effort and short set-up time.

  • ABB Robotics has collaborated with two world-renowned artists, eight year old Indian child prodigy Advait Kolarkar and Dubai-based digital design collective Illusorr, to create the world’s first robot-painted art car. ABB’s award-winning PixelPaint technology has, without human intervention, perfectly recreated Advait’s swirling, monochromatic design as well as Illusorr’s tri-color geometrical

  • ABB Robotics has launched an industry leading, pioneering software solution to transform speed and accuracy in electronics assembly. Packed with 50 years of software expertise, ABB’s High Speed Alignment software is the first to offer manufacturers the ability to increase the speed of 6-axis robots by 70 percent, and accuracy by 50 percent – significantly reducing time-to-market while increasing

  • The future of retail is being highlighted by an exciting 3D printing demonstration featuring an ABB robot in Selfridges, one of London’s premier department stores on Oxford Street. Throughout April the demonstration will feature in a window display, with shoppers able to see an ABB robot 3D printing a variety of personalized designer objects made from Parley Ocean Plastic® – intercepted marine

  • With demand for robots growing as companies in multiple sectors look for new ways to enhance their productivity and competitiveness post-pandemic, ABB has compiled a set of growth predictions, looking at key trends driving demand for robots in the coming year. "The pandemic accelerated far-reaching global mega trends – from labor shortages and supply chain uncertainty, to the individualized