ABB at the iREX 2013 - Robotic laser cutting solutions

2013-11-05 - Laser cutting
Compared to traditional five-axis laser cutting machines, robotic laser cutting solutions offer substantial cost benefits by occupying less floor space while allowing production layouts to be optimized—thus saving on both production space and cost.

When laser cutting robots are combined with ABB’s new laser cutting software—RobotWare Cutting and RobotStudio Cutting PowerPac—users will find it easy to get up and running quickly with plug-and-play operation for common laser cutting applications.

At iREX 2013, two IRB 4400 robots will be on display in ABB’s booth and will be outfitted with a complete laser cutting package including laser source, cutting head and software. The IRB 4400 is high speed, compact and versatile robot which has the capability of processing payloads as heavy as 60kg—and can utilize a variety of laser cutting heads while doing it.

“With our new laser cutting software it is easy and efficient to program complex cutting paths and shapes,” says Andreas Eriksson, ABB Product manager. “Users can create and test advanced programs in an office environment, maximizing uptime and efficiency. The software is even capable of ‘learning by doing’ using an advanced Iterative Learning Control (ILC) algorithm that constantly improves performance and cutting accuracy.”

The IRB 4400 laser cutting package is a robust and well-balanced design with TrueMove™, which ensures the robot will follow its programmed path regardless of its speed, resulting in smooth and quick movements for the highest quality, highest efficiency and most flexible robotic laser cutting. Furthermore, the robot’s double bearing joints, steady and stable aluminum steel arms, torque strut on the second axis, and maintenance free gearbox and cables ensure a rigid structure and reliable operation.

Stop by our laser cutting demonstration at iREX 2013 and learn for yourself how robots can meet or exceed your laser cutting needs. Our experts will be on hand to help guide you and answer your questions.

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  • For more information please contact:
  • David Marshall
  • Media relations
    ABB Limited
    Business Unit Robotics
    Phone: +44 7889 165637
    Fax: +44 1908 350301