“This ABB technology is quite unique. Our robots are the only ones of their kind at SteelFab. We have robots installed at about 100 bases throughout the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman region – this shows that robot usage is not alien to this part of the world. Our local presence is to primarily support and give better after sales and service to our customers. Moreover we get numerous web enquiries for robots and spares. Our challenge is to educate the customers and show the benefits of our robotic product ranges,” said Sunil GK, sales engineer, Robotics, Discrete Automation and Motion, Gulf.
Global trade is now shifting permanently eastwards – China and India alone are expected to account for almost one-fifth of global trade flows by 2020. Being an ideal gateway to the entire Middle East and North Africa, Europe and the Indian sub-continent, SteelFab Middle East offers a platform to reach out to a fast-growing and important world market.
Robots increase productivity
Based on research by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) robots can increase production output rates, reduce operational costs, improve process quality and workplace health and safety. Additional benefits include increased product manufacturing flexibility, reduced material waste and increased yield. Robots can also reduce labor turnover and the difficulty of recruiting workers.
Due to ABB’s strong presence in the metal fabrication system, the standard welding package IRB 1410 was also displayed alongside the frequency converter ACS880-01, which is used to control technology such as cranes and pumps in the oil and gas industry and power plants.
As a leading supplier of industrial robots, modular manufacturing systems and service, ABB has a strong solutions focus to help manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. To date, ABB has installed more than 200,000 robots worldwide.