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  • ABB completes testing of robotic system for inserting charges in boreholes in mines

    ABB completes testing of robotic system for inserting charges in boreholes in mines

    ABB says it has “successfully completed” testing of the industry-first automated robot charging technology for underground mines in partnership with mine operators Boliden and LKAB. The goal is to make mines safer by automating one of few manual processes left in mining: charging the blasting holes with explosives. Blasting schedules in underground mines can vary,…

  • Construction automation: ABB and Porsche collaborate to develop modular housing manufacturing systems

    Construction automation: ABB and Porsche collaborate to develop modular housing manufacturing systems

    ABB Robotics and Porsche Consulting have revealed their collaboration to drive automation in the construction industry with a pilot project to develop innovative new practices in modular housing manufacture. The collaboration will help to meet the need for more affordable and sustainable buildings and reduce the environmental impact of construction, amidst widespread labor and skills…

  • ABB and Tenova supply technology to Hasçelik for making ‘special steel’

    ABB and Tenova supply technology to Hasçelik for making ‘special steel’

    ABB has partnered with Tenova, a developer and provider of sustainable solutions for the green transition of the metals industry, to install and commission equipment in a new Hasçelik steel plant in Osmaneli, Turkey, about 200 km south-east of Istanbul. Hasçelik is one of Turkey’s leading manufacturers of “special steel” with a total of five…

  • ABB Robotics launches OptiFact to unlock full potential of factory data

    ABB Robotics launches OptiFact to unlock full potential of factory data

    ABB Robotics has released its new modular OptiFact software platform, which streamlines data collection, visualization, and analysis in automated production facilities. The platform enables users to collect, manage, and analyze data from hundreds of factory devices, including ABB robots, to determine key performance indicators including cycle time and overall equipment efficiency (OEE). By speeding up…

  • ABB plans stunning new robotics hub in Sweden as part of $280 million investment in Europe

    ABB plans stunning new robotics hub in Sweden as part of $280 million investment in Europe

    Industrial power and automation giant ABB is planning to invest $280 million to expand its manufacturing footprint in Europe and build a stunning new state-of-the-art facility in Västerås, Sweden – the ABB Robotics European Campus. The Campus will serve as the hub for ABB Robotics’ offering in Europe, providing customers with AI-enabled collaborative and industrial…

  • ABB makes collaborative robots capable of heavier payloads, longer reach

    ABB makes collaborative robots capable of heavier payloads, longer reach

    ABB has launched two new variants of its GoFa collaborative robot. The GoFa 10 and GoFa 12 open new possibilities for companies to leverage cobot automation for enhanced efficiency. Handling payloads of up to 10 and 12 kilograms with market-leading repeatability, the cobots accomplish an expanded range of tasks in close collaboration with factory workers,…

  • ABB expands large robot family with four ‘energy saving’ models, 22 variants

    ABB expands large robot family with four ‘energy saving’ models, 22 variants

    ABB Robotics is expanding its large robot range with four new models and 22 variants, offering more choice, increased coverage and greater performance. The next generation models include the IRB 6710, IRB 6720, IRB 6730 and IRB 6740, suitable for payloads ranging from 150 kg to 310 kg, with a reach from 2.5 m to…

  • World’s most remote robot automates Amazon reforestation project

    World’s most remote robot automates Amazon reforestation project

    A pilot project between ABB Robotics and US non-profit organization Junglekeepers is demonstrating the role Cloud computing technology can play in making reforestation faster, more efficient and scalable. ABB Robotics is supporting Junglekeepers in their mission to protect 55,000 acres of Amazon rainforest and reverse deforestation. In a first-of-its-kind demonstration, ABB’s cobot YuMi is automating…

  • ABB launches ‘complete’ robot training package to prepare students for future work

    ABB launches ‘complete’ robot training package to prepare students for future work

    Package includes easy-to-use GoFa collaborative robot cell, 56 hours of teaching materials and globally recognized STEM certification ABB Robotics is aiming to “close the global education gap in automation” and prepare students for the future of work with the launch of a ready-to-use education package. Comprising a GoFa collaborative robot (cobot), teaching materials and a…

  • ABB predicts top US robotics trends

    ABB predicts top US robotics trends

    With annual revenue in the US robotics market expected to grow at 5.62 percent, resulting in a market volume of over $9 billion by 2027, John Bubnikovich, president of ABB US Robotics Division, is making several predictions on key trends in in robotics automation in the US for 2023 and beyond. Bubnikovich says: ”The impact…