ABB is one of the world’s leading robotics and
machine automation suppliers
As one of the world’s leading robotics and machine automation suppliers, ABB Robotics employs more than 10,000 people in 53 countries and has shipped more than 500,000 robot solutions.
Robots have been proven to deliver a host of benefits in palletizing applications. End users introducing robots to their production processes have typically seen a significant transformation in their productivity and efficiency – with higher levels of output, product quality, and flexibility amongst the many improvements noted.
Global competition requires more frequent product and packaging changes than ever before. Marketers are changing products daily to obtain competitive advantage. Manufacturing is looking to continuously squeeze out efficiencies, making minor changes that hard automation can’t adapt to. Traditional
automation solutions are cost prohibitive to change, whereas major changes can be made very inexpensively in robotic automation systems.
Software has evolved significantly over the last 40+ years of robot use; The easy to understand and use operator pendant allows for simple adjustments and error reporting. Furthermore, software has become very intuitive with little to no programming skills needed, allowing virtually anyone to take their robot system from PC to production in minutes.
Savings go way beyond direct labor when robots are rolled out in larger quantities; You will also see benefits from reduced labor turnover and difficulty of recruiting workers. Additionally, robots allow you to improve working conditions for your staff.
Robots can readily take over unpleasant, arduous, or health-threatening tasks that may currently be undertaken by manual workers.
A variety of fixed and flexible end of arm tools have been developed over the years with proven designs – reducing the likelihood that expensive tooling design will be required for your project.
Robots are capable of 80,000+ hours mean time between failures, with very fast Mean Time to Repair due to designs that have been improved over 40+ years of development. When you purchase from ABB, we work closely with you to tailor a service package to meet your needs – and then we stand ready, 24/7, to help you increase the product’s uptime, performance, and lifetime.
Reduced floor space requirements The flexibility of robot mounting, increased reach, and tooling capabilities allows you to save highly valuable space in manufacturing areas. Carefully laid out automation can significantly reduce construction costs in new building design, as well as related long term facility operation costs.
Implementation of ABB’s safety solution,SafeMove2, allows up to a 30% work cell footprint reduction when compared to conventional palletizing offerings. Along with unsurpassed safety, this enables closer human-robot collaboration.