ABB expanded its collaborative automation offering with the launch of a single-arm YuMi robot at Automatica 2018 in Munich. The IRB 14050 single-arm YuMi is designed to fit into existing production lines to increase flexibility while working safely alongside people.
The collaborative robot is one of the first of a new generation of robots from ABB to be built on a modular design platform that will allow a greater variety of robots and sizes, and more tailored solutions.
Weighing less than 10kg, and capable of being mounted from a ceiling, table and wall, this addition to the YuMi family offers increased flexibility to help meet high-mix, low volume production in short cycles. The single-arm YuMi allows manufacturers to \ add collaborative applications to their production lines with minimal interruption to existing operations.
The launch of the single-arm YuMi expands ABB’s collaborative robot offering started in 2015 with the dual-arm YuMi. As part of the connected “Factory of the Future”, the YuMi family is working towards a new era of robotic co-workers which can work side-by-side on the same tasks as humans while still ensuring the safety of those around them.
The single-arm YuMi also features the same lead through programming as the dual-arm YuMi, meaning that workers without specialized training can setup and operate the robot. Combining this with the robot’s deployment flexibility can help manufacturers in many industries offset shortages of skilled workers.
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