ABB to exhibit innovative robotic technology at CES show in Las Vegas

2014-12-23 - Highlights include two sizes of patented RoboScreen system, and smallest 6-axis robot, ideal for consumer electronics assembly

ABB will be displaying its highly innovative robotic technology at the 2015 International CES® show, January 6-9, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Participating at CES for the first time, the ABB exhibit features two sizes of its RoboScreen® system, and an IRB 120 industrial robot equipped with integrated vision. The ABB display (Sands - #72237) is part of the Robotics Marketplace located at CES Tech West within the Sands Expo.

The IRB 120 will be displaying its unique ability to assemble small parts common to the consumer electronics industry. The IRB 120 has all the functionality and advanced design features of ABB’s larger robots in an economical, lightweight model, providing agility, accuracy and speed to applications where a smaller footprint and profile are required. Weighing just 25kg (55 lbs), the IRB 120 on display is equipped with ABB Integrated Vision, which optimizes production quality, and maximizes inspection and control by giving robots the power to see. Vision also gives the robot the ability to pick-up and assemble randomly presented parts. Companies that effectively utilize vision-guided robotic systems can increase throughput, lower production costs, improve product quality and reduce rework and waste.

A RoboScreen is a patented technology featuring a graphical screen mounted to the arm of an ABB articulated arm robot, which creates a unique viewer experience by bringing virtually unlimited, 6-axis movement to the video media. RoboScreens were developed by Andy Flessas (aka andyRobot, pictured left) of Robotics Arts (www.RoboticArts.com), in conjunction with the ABB Robotics North American business unit in Auburn Hills, Mich.

RoboScreens can move in preprogrammed synchronization to video content, music, dance or other aspects of a live event, with the robot rotating the screen in virtually unlimited geometries. On display at the ABB CES booth will be a midsize IRB 4600 robot with a 75” video screen, and a second IRB 120, ABB’s smallest 6-axis robot, with a 20” video screen.

“We are very excited to showcase our latest robotics products at CES,” says Nicolas De Keijser, ABB’s new application business line manager. “Not only will we have the opportunity to display our latest entertainment and advertisement oriented product line to the vast and qualitative CES audience, we will also be able to demonstrate how other products that are typically exhibited at CES can be manufactured by ABB’s robotic technology.”

The ROBOSCREEN® robotically controlled display is covered by U.S. Patent No. 7,545,108 and other patents pending.

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    ABB's IRB 120 is ideal for assembly of consumer electronics.
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