ABB releases upgrade to fastest press tending robot

2013-10-28 - ABB's IRB 6660-100/3.3 redefines the envelop in press tending: larger blanks, longer distances at 15 percent shorter cycle times.
ABB has been developing robot-based press automation solutions for more than two decades. Its latest variant, the IRB 6660 100/3.3 is up to 15 percent faster than its counterparts.

To expand the usefulness of this industry favorite, ABB has extended the IRB 6660’s reach to 3.35 meters from 3.1 meters. The new variant increases the distance between press lines to between 8.5 meters and 8.7 meters and allows the robot to handle larger blanks with very short cycle times.

“We’re excited to provide our customers with this upgrade,” says ABB Product Manager Ola Svanstrom. “It guarantees flexibility and speeds that far exceed the capabilities of other press tending robots on the market.”

Recognized as the fastest press tending robot on the market for large blanks, the IRB 6660-100/3.3 is, on average, 15 percent faster than the competition. Suitable for both new and existing press tending manufacturing lines, only the robot’s arm length has been changed, allowing customers to easily and cost effectively upgrade their existing assets.

“The new variant demonstrates ABB’s commitment and expertise in press tending,” adds Svanstrom. “It will help customers meet their production requirements, and save significant costs associated with press tending automation.”

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IRB 6660 - fastest press tending robot