European kitchen manufacturer Nobia has chosen ABB Robotics to provide robotic automation solutions for its new production facility in Jönköping, Sweden. ABB Robotics aims to help organisations transform their operations through adaptive automation and cutting-edge customised products. ABB Robotics will work with Nobia to enable rapid mass production of customised kitchens, meeting growing customer demand
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With four new models and 22 variants, ABB Robotics is expanding its line of large robots with more options, wider coverage and better features. The IRB 6710, IRB 6720, IRB 6730 and IRB 6740 are new generation models suitable for payloads from 150 kg to 310 kg, with a reach from 2.5 m to 3.2
With rising international wages and increasing transportation costs forcing companies to reconsider the merits of maintaining production facilities overseas, the groundwork has been laid for the offshoring of US manufacturing. An important component of the equation is the newer generation of robots, and the environment in which this shift will occur reflects new economic realities.
Manufacturers are rethinking the merits of keeping industrial operations overseas due to rising wages abroad and rising transportation costs. The current generation of robots is a crucial component of the equation, as the offshoring of US industry is about to take off. Many companies that can be linked to the offshoring wave of the 1980s