IRB 5500-27


Compact paint robot with integrated 7-axis. IRB 5500-27 is a new variant of the innovative IRB 5500 robot family. Featuring integrated 7-axes that enable a wider working range and flexible installation positioning, IRB 5500-27 is capable of supporting both interior and exterior automotive painting, as well as other paint applications.


Key features

Design for universal backup in moving line and enhanced solution in stop & go line, IRB 5500-27 offers the increased flexibility and reach to accommodate diverse automotive body sizes, which can potentially reduce the number of robots required on a paint line. This increased flexibility combined with the ability to adjust the robot’s installation position reduces cycle times. Moreover, the integration of ABB’s dynamic model for controlling all axes reduces overall energy consumption, increases accuracy, and ensures fully synchronized and balanced robot motion.

Paint savings
Our compact and light-weight paint application components enable us to put vital paint regulation equipment, like the pumps, as close as 15 cm from the wrist. This reduces paint and solvent waste during color change significantly.

We have integrated the process equipment in the IRB 5500 FlexPainter in addition to the fully integrated process control (hardware and software). The IRC5P is controlling both the paint process and the robot motion so you can enjoy substantial savings.

Powered by IPS
The “push-out” function integrated in the IPS system is one specific feature that enables a reduction of paint even further.

The basic architecture of IPS is built on combining process control and motion control as one, this simplified the system set up and enables for real savings and process perfection.

Built for painting
Standard solutions accommodate color change valves for up to 32* colors with circulation, integrated in the process arm of the robot. Also, two pumps, driven by integrated servo motors, 64 pilot valves, atomizer control with dual shape air and closed loop regulation, closed loop regulation of bell speed and high voltage control – all fully integrated. Solutions for both solvent- and water-borne paint are available. Please note that more is available on special request.

Paint robot control system
IRC5P is a modern control system, specifically designed for the paint shop. With the IPS (Integrated Process System), the user friendly Ex certified FlexPaint Pendant and RobView 5 it is a combination of standardized functions for the paint installation and to fit specific needs. This package includes standard applications for defining User screens, Program editing and Version control, and many more. RobView 5 can also be components in a larger Cell control HMI, like ABB FlexUI or other.


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