The 7600 is designed for the high payload and high accuracy.
Typically used for handling large loads the 7600 is also often used for high
tolerance milling as the strength and stiffness of the arm is exceptional. The
high payload means that very large, dangerous or unwieldy parts can
be handled robotically, repeatedly to within a fraction of a millimetre. This
could be a complete car engine, a large drum of dangerous chemicals or a huge
scoop of molten metal.
Characteristics such as high available torque
and inertia capability, rigid design and powerful acceleration have earned this
market leader its “Power Robot” title. A major concern with robots
handling payloads of up to 630 kg will be to safeguard your personnel in the
unlikely event of an accident, as well as to protect both the robot itself and
your investment. ABB have therefore added a range of measures falling under the
umbrella designator of Active Safety - and Passive Safety - system. The robot
optimizes the acceleration and retardation, which results in shortest cycle
time possible. Payload comes in several versions between 150 - 500 kg (up to
630 kg with “wrist down”). Max reach between 2.55 – 3.5 mm.
The IRC5 controlled IRB 7600, combines the very
powerful robot arm with ABB’s latest controller. Which is based on industrial
PC architecture giving excellent connectivity and adaptability. The hardware is
modular and analogue and digital I/O can be added as needed. The IRC5 uses
ABB’s powerful RAPID programming language that is probably one of the best
known and most capable in industrial robotics. The IRC5 pendant has a large
colour touch screen and joystick control. The IRC5 has a very large number
of software options available such as Palletware. This option gives the
programmer simple control over multiple palletising programs and stacking
At Global Robots we check, test and service each
ABB IRB 7600 and they come with our 3 months parts warranty. The 7600 is quite
rare on the used market, as not too many have been made and those are still
mostly in their first application. For a high payload robot they are possibly
the best, very quick and strong but based on standardised ABB modular design.
Many high payload machines we see are virtually one offs whereas there are
hundreds of IRB 7600 (although not the thousands like IRB6600's) this means
that the IRB7600 is reliable and dependable.