ABB Robots

ABB offers various six-axis robots with payloads from 3 to 800 kg. The robots are powered by the IRC5 controller, which offers excellent performance and maximum path accuracy. Drag&bot supports all ABB robots with the IRC5 controller. Detailed Requirements for using ABB with drag&bot:

The IRC5 controller is available for all new ABB robots and offers many expansion options.

Communication with other machines in production takes place via a secure connection, and the IRC5 also supports all common fieldbuses for I/O communication. Sensor interfaces, remote access and socket messaging are just a few examples.

The IRC5 provides standard access to ABB Ability Connected Services. These enable fast error analysis and monitoring of the robot condition throughout its entire lifecycle.

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The “PC Interface” software package [616-1] enables you to

  • Manual robot backup on a network PC (included in RobotStudioOnline)
  • OPC server interface for SCADA integration (supplied with RobotWare DVD)
  • Communication interface for use with ABB Industrial Software Products; WebWare and “PC-SDK”.
  • RAPID Message Queue

Das Software-Paket “Multitasking” [623-1] ermöglicht:

  • Automatischer Start beim Einschalten
  • START/STOPP-Befehle für Task-Abarbeitung
  • Task-Programmierung mit RAPID-Standardinstruktionen
  • Prioritäten zwischen Tasks sind festlegbar
  • Alle Eingangs- und Ausgangssignale und das Dateisystem sind für jede Task verfügbar
  • RAPID Message Queue

ABB is a leading global engineering company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by 110,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.

Robot Example RB 1200: 

The IRB 1200 adresses the industry’s needs for flexibility, short cycle times and compactness, while offering a wide working range. The IRB 1200 is available in two versions. The robot is multifaceted in use and cost-effective.  Both versions come with Foundry Plus 2 or Clean Room protection, as well as with SafeMove and Food Grade Lubrication. The 700 mm version can handle up to 7 kg, the 900 mm version has a payload of 5 kg.

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Graphical user interface for every robot – drag&bot

  • COMPONENT MANAGER – Here the user configures the connected hardware. The installation of the corresponding drivers takes place automatically in the background.

  • BUILDER – Applications can be created from predefined function blocks using drag and drop.

  • WIZARDS – Graphical operating and input aids: Users can adapt function blocks to the specific requirements of their application without expert knowledge.

  • RUN VIEW – The created applications are executed here. With one click you return to the Builder and can extend and optimize the application.


Use any hardware and combine it as you wish

drag&bot supports a variety of different robots, almost all grippers and force sensors and the most common image processing systems and communication interfaces.

Save valuable time when integrating grippers, cameras or PLC systems. With minimal effort, your hardware is connected to drag&bot and you can get started right away.

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