ABB is adding two new robot families to its portfolio of large robots for complex manufacturing applications. ABB’s IRB 5710 and 5720 robots produce enhanced speed, accuracy, flexibility, and a stronger design which includes integrated process cabling. Therefore, the robots deliver increased productivity and an enhanced performance with higher up-time for applications such as electric vehicle manufacturer. 

The IRB 5710 and IRB 5720 are available in eight different variants, which presents a wide range of options for payloads, from 70kg to 180kg and reaches from 2.3m to 3m. Together, the two robot families are perfect for various production tasks, including material handling, machine tending and assembly, while also being able to be used for specific operations in EV manufacturing such as battery module picking. 

The benefits that these robots offer are unmatched, making them ideal for use in plastic molding, metal casting, cleaning, and spraying application.  

Joerg Reger, Managing Director of ABB Robotics’ automotive business line, says ‘’These new robots accelerate ABB’s continuing expansion into the rapidly growing EV market, meeting customer demand for robust units with the speed, path accuracy and dexterity to handle complex EV battery assembly duties.’’  

He continues to say “The switch from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to EVs especially is driving increased demand for fast, adaptable production lines. EV designs can often be highly complex, and components such as batteries and semiconductor modules can be very heavy or extremely fragile. These demands call for solutions that can offer maximum precision and repeatability to avoid errors in production,” 

Both robot families are powered by ABB’s new OmniCoreTM controller V250XT which is the latest addition to the Omnicore controller family. Furthermore, the robot family contain features such as ABB’s TrueMove and QuickMove motion control technology.  

Features such as these enable the IRB 5710 and IRB 5720 to offer class-leading speed and improved manufacturing speeds.