ABB Robotics – Automatica 2022: ABB Robotics unveils the next generation of flexible automation

June 21 2022

To put the muse for the plant of the long run, ABB launched two transformational merchandise below the brand new OmniVance model at Automatica 2022: OmniVance FlexArc Compact Cell and OmniVance Machining Cell and Software program.

“We face an unprecedented scarcity of expert labor mixed with world uncertainty and altering shopper calls for,” mentioned Marc Segura ABB Head of Robotics.

“ABB’s robotics and software program options are responding to those world tendencies as we ship smarter, extra adaptive, extra cell, and extra user-friendly know-how to arrange clients for the long run.”

Constructed with robots, controllers, software program and different peripheral elements, OmniVance utility cells are modular, ready-to-deploy options that may be simply built-in into manufacturing traces. With the power to assist smaller batches, it meets the rising demand for low quantity, excessive combine manufacturing options whereas responding shortly to altering manufacturing wants.

Each merchandise are a part of ABB’s technique to supply versatile manufacturing cells and software program that may shortly swap between totally different product sorts and seamlessly combine with Autonomous Cell Robots (AMR).

ABB’s stand at Automatica (Sales space 231 in Corridor B5) showcases OnmniVance FlexArc Compact and OmniVance Machining Cell and Machining Software program by movies and interactive digital excursions—together with dwell performances that includes the OmniVance FlexLoader M, together with an autonomous cell robotic (AMR).

The ABB sales space additionally options demonstrations from the cobot suite: the CRB 15000 GoFa collaborative robotic and the CRB 1100 SWIFTI collaborative industrial robotic, in addition to the most recent software program improvements, together with RobotStudio with new augmented actuality and digital actuality functionality.

The OmniVance model from ABB brings collectively all standardized utility cells. Backed by greater than 50 years of expertise in robotic automation, OmniVance cells come geared up with new software program that accelerates integration whereas offering better flexibility and effectivity,” added Segura.

The OmniVance FlexArc Compact saves area and gives better flexibility for small-volume welding purposes in its class. The cell may also be simply built-in with autonomous cell robots, whereas as much as 4 mounted robots might be added to the cell to extend manufacturing capability with out having to vary its construction. Learn the total press launch right here.

The OmniVance chopping and curing cell gives elevated flexibility and ease for a variety of purposes together with sanding, sprucing, chopping and floor ending. Able to performing as much as eight totally different purposes in a single cell, the brand new know-how can run as much as 20,000 hours in harsh situations with out the necessity for upkeep. The brand new driver, which reduces setup time by 92 p.c, is the primary available on the market to supply computerized calibration and observe tuning in a single device, lowering calibration time to 10 minutes. See the total press launch right here.

OmniVance FlexLoader M.

The OmniVance FlexLoader M takes heart stage on Automatica’s ABB platform, and is built-in with an AMR machine tilt answer. Contained in the cell, elements detected utilizing AI-enabled imaginative and prescient are recognized and processed by the IRB 2600 robotic. The display screen reveals how autonomous cell robots supply new prospects to extend pace, flexibility and productiveness in manufacturing processes by enabling elements to be moved wherever and every time they’re wanted.


Guests to the pavilion may have the chance to attempt the GoFa – ABB’s easy and versatile cubot to automate a variety of purposes with a great deal of as much as 5kg, from meeting to machine care and packaging. Providing the simplicity of two-button programming, and ABB’s Wizard Straightforward Programming, GoFa might be deployed by anybody at any degree of expertise, together with first-time customers.

The primary demo on the stand will present how the performance can be utilized to arrange and maintain the fixture, whereas the second demo will characteristic an arc welding app the place guests can use the preliminary programming to create their very own welding paths. GoFa energy, choice and place management can even be demonstrated utilizing ABB’s AsyCube performance package deal – a versatile bot-based feeding answer.


ABB’s CRB 1100 SWIFTI collaborative industrial robotic shall be proven working alongside an IRB 1300 industrial robotic in a watch meeting utility, dealing with meeting and screw-unloading duties. Working collectively, the 2 robots will display how automating repetitive and mundane duties can remodel employee productiveness. Utilizing ABB’s collaborative SafeMove safety software program, SWIFTI combines the excessive pace and accuracy of an industrial robotic with the advantages of fenceless set up and workspace sharing with human operators.


A devoted space in Sales space 231 that includes each VR and AR demos options on ABB’s RobotStudio/AR viewer app, highlighting how advances in software program are serving to to simplify programming and working robots. Demos will present how instruments can be utilized to design, take a look at and optimize whole manufacturing cells in a digital world, to avoid wasting time and disruption.
Guests may also uncover extra about ABB’s full suite of robotic options, on the ABB Robotics Digital Showroom, through 5 interactive contact screens positioned across the stand.

To make sure that non-attendants don’t miss out, ABB has created a digital commerce honest portal over right herepermitting on-line guests to observe a digital tour of a sales space on June 22 from 16:00 to 16:15 CET (English) or 16:30 – 16:45 CET (German), or on request afterwards, and guide One-on-one conferences with ABB specialists.

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