Join the Robot Revolution with ABB Industrial Robotics Arms

ABB is a Swedish-Swiss multinational corporation that has installed over 400,000 robots in industries as diverse as oil, gas, power, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, metals, and minerals. A wide variety of new and pre-owned ABB industrial robotic arms available on eBay are ready to automate your industrial processes.

What kinds of assembly line tasks can ABB robots do?

Versatile ABB industrial robots can occupy numerous places in a factory production line, performing functions such as:

  • Welding: Both arc and spot welding tasks can be performed.
  • Spraying: Robots can rapidly spray paint or sealant to uniform thickness in environments toxic to human beings.
  • Assembly: Robots utilize Force Control to match human dexterity in parts installation.
  • Metal Operations: Robots are capable of cutting, grinding, deburring, and polishing metal components.
  • Order Fulfillment: As parts roll off an assembly line, the robots can pick, palletize, and pack them.
How do you program an ABB robot?

ABB Robotics offers a comprehensive suite of software tools for its industrial robots. The tools are designed for ease of use, with 3D simulations of robotic movements being able to interact with your CAD files to assist in programming the physical movements of the robotic arm. Software tools for specific applications include:

  • Arc Welding
  • Cutting
  • Assembly
  • Machine Tending
  • Machining
What is Force Control?

RobotWare Assembly FC or 'Force Control' is an option offered by ABB Robotics for fine assembly tasks. Force Control enables the robot to search along a contact surface while maintaining a constant force until it finds a hole, the same technique used by skilled personnel for tasks that have previously required high manual dexterity.

How do you choose the right model of robot?

ABB Robotics can assist you in choosing the right robot for your industry and specific task. Use their Robot Selector to specify the application, payload (how much weight the robot can handle), and reach (how far the arm can extend). For example, if you want an assembly robot with a payload of up to seven kilograms and a reach of up to 1.8 meters, the Robot Selector will list the IRB 120, IRB 1200, and others. You can then search the affordable eBay listings to purchase the desired model.

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