ABB is previewing its newest YuMi collaborative robot, now with a single arm, at the International Robotics Exhibition (iREX) 2017 in Tokyo. As their name suggests, collaborative robots are designed to work alongside humans on the factory floor to raise productivity and support the transition to mass customization. The robot will be officially launched in 2018.
Like YuMi, a small-parts assembly robot introduced in 2015, the new robot has a payload of 500 grams and is integrated into existing assembly lines, increasing productivity. The robot also features lead-through programming, eliminating the need for specialized training for operators.
ABB is exhibiting at iREX 2017 from November 29 to December 2, in the East Hall, Booth IR3-56.
ABB is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a more than 125-year history of innovation, ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 136,000 employees.
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