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Scara robot has the highest payload in its class

29 November, 2023

ABB Robotics has completed its industrial Scara robot portfolio with a new robot that, it claims, offers the highest payload of any Scara machine in its class. The IRB 930 robot comes in three variants capable of handling payloads from 12–22kg. ABB says that the 22kg version delivers a 10% increase in throughput compared to others in its class by handling more and heavier workpieces at once.

The robots are also said to produce a 200% increase in push-down strengths (with a maximum downward force of 250N), making them ideal for force-intensive applications such as screw-driving, and assembly tasks involving components such as battery cells, display panels and solar modules.

The new robot is designed to meet the demands of growth opportunities in traditional and new markets. It has been engineered for fast point-to-point tasks needing high payloads and large work areas.

“Our latest Scara addition broadens our portfolio, offering our customers even more automation choices” says ABB Robotics’ president, Marc Segura. “Whether 3C, automotive electronics, electric vehicle battery cells or solar panels, our new IRB 930’s higher payload and longer reach brings the performance advantages of our wider Scara range to new and traditional segments alike. With the global Scara market predicted to grow to $15.54bn by 20271 at a CAGR of 14.4%, the IRB 930 positions ABB well for growth.”

The new robot is controlled using ABB’s OmniCore controller and can achieve 0.38s cycle times, with a repeatability deviation position of 0.01mm. This will help to boost production, rates while maintaining quality, according tio ABB.

ABB’s new Scara robots can handle payloads up to 22kg

The IRB 930 completes ABB’s range of Scara robots which now handle payloads from 3–22kg.

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