January 17, 2020 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
ABB is introducing a new harsh environment version of its IRB 1100 robot and OmniCore controller, designed with enhanced protection against water and dust.
The entire body of the new IRB 1100 model has an IP67 rating, with all electrical components sealed against contaminants. This makes it resistant to water and provides the robot with complete protection from dust ingress. For manufacturers, the new IP67 protection rating will enable the robot to be used in applications generating substantial dust, water and debris including 3C polishing, wet grinding, buffing and deburring.
The IRB 1100 is ABB’s most compact and fastest robot. The IRB 1100 is available in two variants – one with a 4-kg payload with 475 mm reach and the second with a 580 mm reach.
The new OmniCore C90XT extends the OmniCore controller family with a rugged yet compact controller and full IP54-rated protection, enabling it to be installed in close proximity to dirty, wet and dusty processes.
The controller also offers extra internal space to support process-related equipment for communication, conveyor tracking and external axis, while its lean format enables it to be installed in tight spaces.
C90XT is the smallest high-protection class robot controller in the industry.