ABB is expanding its FlexPicker Delta robot portfolio with the IRB 365. With five axis and 1.5 kilogram payload, the IRB 365 is both flexible and the fastest in its class for reorienting packaged lightweight products such as confectionery, small bottles, and parcels.
As a response to the rise in e-commerce and growing demand for shelf-ready packaged goods, the IRB 365 has been developed for applications including food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods, where production line speed and adaptability are essential.
“The IRB 365 can pick, reorient and place 1-kilogram products at 90 picks per minute,” said Roy Fraser, Global Product Manager for ABB Robotics. “Our customers saw that the growth in online shopping was driving the demand for shelf ready packaged goods, so we developed a new Delta robot that would rise to the challenge. By handling more products per minute, the IRB 365 robot increases productivity, while saving time and energy to make production more efficient.”
From product reorienting, top-loading and secondary packaging, to bottle handling, unscrambling, 3D picking, feeding and parcel sorting, the IRB 365 meets a wide variety of applications. Powered by the OmniCoreTM C30 controller – the smallest Delta robot controller on the market – the system offers best-in-class motion control, built-in digital connectivity, and 1,000+ additional software and hardware functions ready to meet future demands and requirements.
Through ABB’s PickMaster Twin software, the IRB 365 can be integrated into packaging lines in a matter of hours rather than days, using digital twin technology, which also ensures changeover times that occur in a matter of minutes (when they would otherwise take hours).
As the latest member of ABB’s portfolio of robots for picking and packing, the IRB 365 can be paired with other robots, including the IRB 390, to pick, handle and pack payloads that weigh anything from a few grams to up to 15 kilograms.
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