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Delta robot is ‘fastest in its class’ and can be set up in hours

04 August, 2022

ABB has announced a five-axis delta robot which, it claims, is the fastest in its class for handling lightweight packaged products such as chocolates, small bottles and parcels. The five-axis IRB 365 robot has a 1.5kg payload, and is suitable for a variety of picking and packing applications in the food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods markets, where high production line speeds and adaptability are needed.

“The IRB 365 can pick, reorientate and place 1kg products at 90 picks per minute,”, says ABB Robotics’ global product manager, Roy Fraser. “Our customers saw that the growth in online shopping was driving the demand for shelf-ready packaged goods, so we developed a new delta robot that would rise to the challenge. By handling more products per minute, the robot increases productivity, while saving time and energy to make production more efficient.”

The robot can be used for top-loading, unscrambling, 3D picking, feeding and parcel sorting applications. It can be integrated into packaging lines in a matter of hours rather than days, using the digital twin technology built into ABB’s PickMaster Twin software, which is also said to cut changeover times from hours to minutes.

The robot is driven by ABB’s OmniCore C30 controller – said to be the smallest delta robot controller on the market. It offers more than 1,000 functions to meet future demands.

The IRB 365 delta robot has been designed to cater for the rise in e-commerce and the growing demand for shelf-ready packaged goods

The IRB 365 can be paired with other ABB robots to pick, handle and pack payloads weighing from a few grammes up to 15kg.

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