SCARA robots (Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm) are robotic arms that are characterised by four degrees of freedom and high precision and speed of movement. These robots are ideal for assembly, handling, packaging and sorting of small and light parts.
ABB, a leading industrial robotics company, has launched the new SCARA IRB 930 robot, which offers an efficient and cost-effective solution for pick-and-place applications. The IRB 930 has a payload capacity of 6 kg, a reach of 450 mm and a repeatability of 0.01 mm. In addition, it features a compact and robust design, making it easy to integrate into tight spaces and demanding environments.
The IRB 930 can be controlled using ABB RobotStudio software, which allows the robot to be programmed and simulated in an intuitive and flexible way. In addition, the robot has a simple and user-friendly user interface, making it easy to operate and maintain. The IRB 930 also supports the ABB Integrated Vision system, which enables it to recognise and locate objects accurately and quickly.
ABB’s new SCARA robot has proven its efficiency and reliability in various industrial sectors, such as pharmaceuticals, food, electronics and automotive. Some of the success stories that have been recorded include the following:
– In a pharmaceutical company, the IRB 930 is responsible for picking and placing medicine bottles on a production line. The robot performs this task with a speed of 120 cycles per minute and an accuracy of 0.1 mm, ensuring product quality and safety.
– Food company, the IRB 930 is responsible for picking and placing trays of biscuits in a packaging machine. The robot performs this task with a speed of 80 cycles per minute and an accuracy of 0.2 mm, optimising the performance and productivity of the line.
– Electronics company, the IRB 930 picks and places electronic components on a printed circuit board. The robot performs this task with a speed of 100 cycles per minute and an accuracy of 0.01 mm, which improves the quality and efficiency of the process.
– Automotive company, the IRB 930 picks and places metal parts into a welding machine. The robot performs this task with a speed of 60 cycles per minute and an accuracy of 0.05 mm, which increases the strength and durability of the part.
According to a market study by consultancy firm MarketsandMarkets, the global market for SCARA robots is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9.8% between 2020 and 2025, reaching a value of $14.9 billion. The factors driving this growth are increasing demand for automation, reduced operating costs, improved quality and safety, and technological innovation.
ABB’s new SCARA IRB 930 robot is positioned as one of the most competitive and versatile options on the market, offering a high-performance, low-power, easy-to-integrate and broadly compatible solution for pick-and-place applications. The IRB 930 is a further demonstration of ABB’s commitment to the development of industrial robotics and the digital transformation of industries.