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Integrated Dress Pack Model

The larger payload IRB 2600ID model features a flexible conduit in its upper arm/wrist for routing cables and hoses for signals, air and power, fully integrating the process equipment with the robot. Supported by IRB 2600 family performance benefits such as superior speed, flexible mounting options, an increased work envelope and unmatched path repeatability, the newest IRB 2600ID model is designed for a wide range of material handling and machine tending applications.

With the internally routed dress pack the movement of the hoses and cables is completely predictable, allowing the IRB 2600ID to operate at maximum speeds and simplifying off-line programming. Without needing to account for swinging cables when simulating robot systems, the time required for fine-tuning programs is minimized by up to 90 percent. With the increased payload, including a total upper arm load of 26 kg, the IRB 2600ID is suited for applications including case packing, carton handling, process tray handling, small format palletizing, plastic injection molding, machine tool tending, die cast machine tending, and, with a "Foundry Plus 2" protection option, many foundry machine tending applications. The IRB 2600ID can be mounted in multiple configurations and features a work envelope that extends well below its baseline, making it useful for machine mounted applications.

Hoses and cables firmly secured and protected inside the robot arm and wrist swing far less during operation, reducing their exposure to cutting fluids and other sources of overall wear.  This increases significantly the working life of the cables and hoses, and improves the robot's predictable motion, allowing it to work in narrow spaces and around parts of a complex geometry on which the dressing could otherwise catch.  Cable and hose replacement costs are decreased by 75 percent and up to three production stops per year can be eliminated. 

With its compact design and without loose hoses and cables the IRB 2600ID has a small footprint, with a swing base radius of only 337 mm and a base width of only 511 mm. The reduced risk of interference with other robots allows for productive, high-density installations with 50 percent more robots, and up to 50 percent higher output from a typical production cell. ABB's patented Quick-Move motion control software ensures that maximum acceleration is used at all times and that cycle times are consistently shorter.

The IRB 2600 robot family, first introduced in Q4 2010, is the latest of ABB's medium capacity range of multipurpose robots.  It offers the best accuracy and speed in its class, improving productivity through increased output, faster cycle times and lower scrap rates.

Integrated Dress Pack Model
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