The IRB 8700 is ABB's largest ever robot

ABB is introducing its highest payload, multipurpose industrial robot, the IRB 8700. The robot has a reach of 3.5m and is capable of handling a payload of up to 800kg (1000kg with the wrist down; 630kg with LeanID).

Ola Svanström, ABB Product Manager for Large Robots says: "When designing the IRB 8700, we emphasised reach and payload as well as performance. Thanks to ABB's superior motion control technology at high moments of inertia, this - our highest ever payload robot - automatically adapts and adjusts its speed to accommodate heavy and wide parts. With a compact footprint, optimised counterweight, parallel linkages, stiff axes and fewer drive motors, the IRB 8700 keeps its momentum down and speed up."

The IRB 8700 offers all the functionality and expertise of the ABB portfolio in a much bigger package. The robot has only one motor and one gear per robot axis, while most other robots in this size class use dual motors and/or gears. In addition, there are no gas springs; only a reliable counterweight and mechanical springs for counter balancing. Together these design elements mean the IRB 8700 has fewer components and is able to deliver short cycle times and higher accuracy.

ABB's IRB 8700 is available in two configurations, one with a reach of 4.2m and a payload of 550kg (620kg with the wrist down; 475 with LeanID) and the other with a reach of 3.5m and a payload of 800kg (1000kg with the wrist down; 630kg with LeanID. Both configurations have a high moment of inertia at 75kgm ².

Through a combination of robust design elements, including simpler parts configurations where possible, ABB Robotics applied decades of engineering experience whilst designing the IRB 8700. The result is a model which combines the high performance customers require with low overall maintenance needs.

More information about ABB's IRB 8700 industrial robot can be found online at www.abb.com.

ABB Robotics Division

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Rooksley
Milton Keynes
MK13 8PQ
UNITED KINGDOM

+44 (0)1908 350300

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www.abb.com/robotics

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