Electricity + Control

ABB (UK) has expanded its SCARA robot family with the launch of a compact invert-mounted model suitable for small parts assembly applications. 

The space-efficient IRB 910INV ceiling-mounted SCARA robot.

By mounting the IRB 910INV on the ceiling, manufacturers can increase the space efficiency and flexibility of each cell and handle more complex tasks even in cramped locations. The inverted mounting also allows the IRB 910INV to collaborate with other robots and machines simultaneously in the same footprint, further boosting productivity.

Using ABB’s motion control technology, the IRB 910INV offers repeatable accuracy for applications such as picking and placing, assembly and testing, electronics small parts assembly tasks such as screw driving, inserting or mounting components, and automated inspections for quality control. The IRB 910INV will in future also be certified for cleanroom applications.

Per Vegard Nerseth, Managing Director of Robotics at ABB, says, “Since we introduced our SCARA robot line, customers have been interested in a ceiling-mounted version that would allow them to make more efficient use of available space. The IRB 910INV meets this need, as well as offering the same superior speed and accuracy that customers have come to expect from ABB.

“The IRB 910INV is a reflection of our new design approach, which allows us to create a wider variety of robot sizes and variants and combine them into tailored solutions. It will make a great addition to our growing line of small parts assembly solutions.”

Two variants of the IRB 910INV are available, one with a maximum payload of 3 kg, with 350 mm reach, and the other offering a maximum 6 kg payload with 550 mm reach.

As a leader in technology in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, ABB serves customers across utilities, industry, transport & infrastructure globally. ABB Robotics is a pioneer in industrial and collaborative robots and advanced digital services.

For more information, email robotics@gb.abb.com , or visit www.abb.com/robotics/ .