The ABB IRB
4400 robot is one of the most sought after on the used market. There are
two main reasons for this, firstly they are not used in large numbers in the
automotive industry and secondly they are ideal for many medium capacity/reach
applications. The 4400 has a small footprint, excellent speed and flexibility
with a great combination of reach and capacity. It’s comparatively light weight
means that it is regularly installed on a 7th axis track giving
the possibility to vastly increase the robot’s working range.
The IRB 4400 is
available in 4 different configurations, the standard and 60kg versions being
the most common.
This is the standard 45kg 1.95m reach model
Heavier duty with larger balance weigh this has 60kg payload and the
standard 1.95m reach
This is a long reach arm with 2.46m reach and reduced payload of 30kg
This version has a low 10kg payload with slimline wrist and 2.55m reach
ideal for sealing and welding large areas
The 4400 can be
used in many applications including pick and place, machine tending, grinding,
welding, de-burring, trimming, and sealing. They are especially popular in
the injection molding industry where they can be used to load and unload and perform
IML (in mould labeling). The 4400 has excellent accuracy and therefore is
commonly used for laser cutting.