ABB Robotics to share the innovations behind ‘the factory of the future’ at COMPUTEX

ABB will showcase how collaboration and digitalization are creating a new age of smart manufacturing in consumer electronics
June 1, 2016, Taipei – ABB, the world’s leading power and automation technology group, will participate for the first time in COMPUTEX, the largest business-to-business information and computer technology show in Asia.

Taiwan is one of the world’s most important suppliers of consumer electronics and semiconductors. To maintain this leadership, its key players are looking for more flexible, efficient and reliable automation solutions that will bring about a new age in smart manufacturing, the ‘factory of the future.’

“The transition from high volume, low mix to high mix, low volume manufacturing continues to accelerate in consumer electronics,” said Steven Wyatt, Head of Marketing and Sales for ABB Robotics. “Manufacturers need agile, flexible automation systems that can keep up with increasingly diverse consumer needs and shorter and shorter product cycles. This takes people, robots and factories all working effectively together across an integrated ecosystem that ABB calls the Internet of Things, Services and People.”

ABB will showcase its latest industrial robots and smart manufacturing capabilities at COMPUTEX, to be held May 31st-June 4th, at the Nangang Exhibition Center Hall, 4th floor. These include demonstrations of the world’s first the 360 degree digital factory simulation with HTC Vive VR (Virtual Reality), featuring 3C products assembly and metal welding production lines.

Visitor will also see YuMi®, the world’s first truly collaborative robot. YuMi is a dual-arm 14 axis robot which gives electronics manufacturers unrivaled flexibility for increasingly sporadic automation tasks, and can share tasks with people without the need of safety cages. YuMi is specifically designed to meet the production needs of small parts assembly, especially in the consumer electronics industry.

ABB will also showcase its first SCARA (IRB 910SC) robot in Taiwan. SCARA robots are particularly suited to 3C applications that require fast cycle times and accurate point-to-point movements. In addition ASUS will demonstrate a dynamic LED projection concept using an ABB IRB 1200 robot at stand M0410.

Mr. Wyatt will also share ABB’s insights on smart manufacturing during a forum called “Collaborative robots and digitalization, enabling the factory of the future, today,” at the CPX Conference on May 31 during COMPUTEX. The CPX Conference is an idea-exchange platform organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and implemented by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council.

About ABB Robotics

ABB Robotics is a leading supplier of industrial robots - also providing robot software, peripheral equipment, modular manufacturing cells and service for tasks such as welding, handling, assembly, painting and finishing, picking, packing, palletizing and machine tending. Key markets include automotive, plastics, metal fabrication, foundry, electronics, machine tools, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries. A strong solutions focus helps manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. ABB has installed more than 250,000 robots worldwide.

About ABB

ABB ( is a leading global technology company in power and automation that enables utility, industry, and transport & infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people.

ABB's YuMi collaborative robot is designed for the precision small parts assembly demands of consumer electronics.