Meet ABB’s SWIFTI CRB 1300 industrial-grade cobot


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The ABB SWIFTI is an industrial-grade cobot with a attain as much as 1300 mm. | Credit score: ABB

ABB launched the SWIFTI CRB 1300 robotic arm, which the corporate mentioned bridges the hole between industrial and collaborative robots. With a payload capability of as much as 11 kg (24.3 lb), the SWIFTI CRB 1300 can be utilized in quite a lot of manufacturing and product dealing with purposes – from machine tending and palletizing to pick-and-place and screwdriving.

The SWIFTI CRB 1300 makes use of a security laser scanner built-in with ABB’s SafeMove collaborative security software program. The applied sciences allow secure collaboration with out the area and value related to putting in protecting fencing or different bodily limitations. If the laser scanner detects a employee inside SWIFTI’s working space, ABB’s SafeMove software program will robotically gradual the robotic or cease it fully. Because the employee strikes away, motion can be restored, returning to full pace for full productiveness solely as soon as the working space is obvious.

As an extra protecting measure, a built-in interplay standing gentle supplies a visible indication of the cobot’s standing when a employee is throughout the workspace space. The robotic is powered by ABB’s OmniCore C90XT controller. Different options of the SWIFTI CRB 1300 embrace:

  • Options guarantee secure deployment alongside staff and ease of use for non-robotics specialists
  • Obtainable in three payload variants: 7 kg (15.4 lb), 10 kg (22 lb), 11 kg (24.3 lb)
  • Attain between 900 mm (35.4″) to 1400 mm (55.1″)
  • IP67 variant obtainable to be used in dusty, excessive moisture environments
  • A high pace of 6.2 m/s (20.3 ft/sec)
  • Repeatability of ±0.01 mm (±0.0004″)

ABB is providing the SWIFTI 1300 in three payload and attain combos. | Credit score: ABB

“Our prospects need to robotic automation to make their processes extra versatile, environment friendly and resilient, serving to to counter labor shortages by enabling their staff to carry out extra value-added work,” mentioned Andrea Cassoni, managing director for world common business robotics at ABB. “The newest addition to our SWIFTI household is a extremely correct, excessive payload cobot that’s as much as six instances sooner than different robots in its class.  This implies it may be utilized by each SMEs and enormous producers on the lookout for collaborative automated options to attain new ranges of flexibility and productiveness.”

Customers can arrange the robotic by both bodily guiding it by a course of (lead-through programming) or by ABB’s new Wizard Straightforward Programming software program. Based mostly on easy graphical blocks, Wizard Straightforward Programming makes programming accessible for non-specialists in robotics.

The SWIFTI CRB 1300 is a part of a wider cobot portfolio masking payloads from 0.5kg to 11kg, with choices together with the YuMi single and dual-arm robots, the GoFa CRB 15000 and the SWIFTI CRB 1100 industrial collaborative robotic for payloads as much as 4kg.

ABB not too long ago enhanced its RobotStudio robotic programming and simulation software program with cloud-enabled performance. The brand new RobotStudio Cloud allows people and groups to collaborate in real-time on robotic cell designs from wherever on the planet, on any gadget.


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