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Automation ABB Robotics

ABB’s IRB 1660ID mid-size class robot designed for tight spaces.

ABB Robotics unveiled its IRB 1660ID, a mid-size class robot designed for welding and machine tending that can handle payloads up to 6 kg and has a reach of 1.55 meters. According to the company, the new robot’s Integrated DressPack makes it easier to program and simulate predictable cable movements, creates a more compact footprint and reduces maintenance costs by 50 percent thanks to reduced wear and tear on cables.

“As a direct result of close collaboration with our customers, the IRB 1660ID also includes a new generation of accurate, efficient and reliable motors,” adds Zhang. “We spent a great deal of engineering effort making the robot as rigid as possible to better protect it, and to equip it for the confined spaces in which it is designed to operate.”


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