|For nearly 15 years, ABB’s IRB 360 FlexPicker has been the leader in state-of-the-art high speed robotic picking and packing technology. Compared to conventional hard automation, the IRB 360 offers much greater flexibility in a compact footprint while maintaining accuracy and high payloads.
With the introduction of the IRB 360-6, the latest robot to be added to the IRB 360 family, ABB has delivered a FlexPicker with a reach of 1600 mm and a mid-range payload of 6 kg. The sacrifice of a small amount of payload versus the 8 kg FlexPicker has resulted in a long reach for applications in which conveyors must be far apart or other environmental factors require long distances between pick and place movements.
The IRB 360 family now includes variants with payloads of 1 kg, 3 kg, 6 kg and 8 kg and reaches of 800 mm, 1130 mm and 1600 mm—meaning there is an IRB 360 for almost every need. Featuring outstanding motion control, short cycle times, and precision accuracy, an IRB 360 can operate at very high speeds in anything from narrow to wide spaces with very tight tolerances. Every FlexPicker also benefits from a re-engineered tool flange which can accommodate larger grippers, allowing for efficient handling of flow wrapped products at high speeds from an indexing belt.