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

June 21 2022

To put the inspiration for the plant of the long run, ABB launched two transformational merchandise beneath 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 client calls for,” stated 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 cellular, and extra user-friendly expertise to organize clients for the long run.”

Constructed with robots, controllers, software program and different peripheral parts, OmniVance software cells are modular, ready-to-deploy options that may be simply built-in into manufacturing traces. With the power to help 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 completely different product varieties 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 via movies and interactive digital excursions—together with dwell performances that includes the OmniVance FlexLoader M, together with an autonomous cellular 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 newest software program improvements, together with RobotStudio with new augmented actuality and digital actuality functionality.

The OmniVance model from ABB brings collectively all standardized software 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 larger flexibility and effectivity,” added Segura.

The OmniVance FlexArc Compact saves area and supplies larger flexibility for small-volume welding functions in its class. The cell can be simply built-in with autonomous cellular 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 complete press launch right here.

The OmniVance slicing and curing cell supplies elevated flexibility and ease for a spread of functions together with sanding, sharpening, slicing and floor ending. Able to performing as much as eight completely different functions in a single cell, the brand new expertise 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 %, is the primary available on the market to supply computerized calibration and monitor tuning in a single device, decreasing calibration time to 10 minutes. See the complete press launch right here.

OmniVance FlexLoader M.

The OmniVance FlexLoader M takes middle stage on Automatica’s ABB platform, and is built-in with an AMR machine tilt resolution. Contained in the cell, elements detected utilizing AI-enabled imaginative and prescient are recognized and processed by the IRB 2600 robotic. The display reveals how autonomous cellular robots provide new potentialities to extend velocity, flexibility and productiveness in manufacturing processes by enabling elements to be moved wherever and each 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 functions 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 Simple 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 organize 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 power, choice and place management may even be demonstrated utilizing ABB’s AsyCube performance bundle – a versatile bot-based feeding resolution.


ABB’s CRB 1100 SWIFTI collaborative industrial robotic shall be proven working alongside an IRB 1300 industrial robotic in a watch meeting software, dealing with meeting and screw-unloading duties. Working collectively, the 2 robots will reveal how automating repetitive and mundane duties can remodel employee productiveness. Utilizing ABB’s collaborative SafeMove safety software program, SWIFTI combines the excessive velocity 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 operating robots. Demos will present how instruments can be utilized to design, check and optimize total 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 situated 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 look at 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 e-book One-on-one conferences with ABB consultants.

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