ABB Releases IRB 6790 Foundry Prime Robot

ABB has launched the IRB 6790 Foundry Prime robot, aimed at high-pressure water jet cleaning applications in harsh industrial environments.

The IRB 6790’s flexibility allows cleaning of different part geometries in the same cell with zero changeover time, which supports mass customization for automotive manufacturers as well as original equipment manufacturers and their tier suppliers.

The third-generation Foundry Prime robot can work in an environment that is normally not suitable for industrial robots, with protection from heat, cleaning pressure, chemicals, and dirt typically found in harsh and wet environments. It also has IP69-rated protection to prevent water and dust ingress whereas the cleaning chemicals can range up to pH 10. ABB introduced the first-generation Foundry Prime robot in 2005, which was painted orange, the second generation in 2007, which was painted grey, while this third-generation model is offered un- painted yet fully coated.

The IRB 6790 is is available in two variants – one with a 205kg payload with 2.80m reach, and one with a 235kg payload and 2.65m reach.

About ABB

ABB is a specialist in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation span-ning more than 130 years, ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.

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