Member since: 2021
Superb machine, most suitable for additive manufacturing processes.
Application Area: Wire and arc additive manufacturing
"The product is not really a thing that we imagine after reading the term 'product'. It is a big machine that operates on 6-axis DOF and is easily able to work with any process depending upon the end effectors. We are using this robotic machine with GMAW setup for the wire arc additive manufacturing process. And I can assure you that it is certainly one of the best setups available in the market in terms of usability, maintenance and ease of use."
Dedicated arc welding robot
With IRB 1520ID (Integrated Dressing), the hose package is totally integrated into the upper arm and through the base of the robot. This means, all media necessary for arc welding, including power, welding wire, shielding gas and pressurized air is routed for maximized performance and energy efficiency. The IRB 1520ID delivers stable welding, excellent path accuracy, short cycle times and extended life expectancy of the hose package. Thanks to the integrated dressing, welding around cylindrical objects can be carried out without any stops and narrow spaces are more easily accessed.
With a payload capacity of 4 kilograms and a reach of 1.5 meters, the highly compact IRB 1520ID can be mounted in both floor and inverted position. This positioning flexibility offers short cycle times and a wide range of production possibilities.
Superior accuracy and speed
ABB robots are renowned for their superior motion control. With the second generation TrueMove™ technology, IRB 1520ID has an outstanding path accuracy. With the second generation QuickMove™ technology, the robot is able to utilize maximum acceleration between welds to increase output with minimum energy consumption.
Easy to use, Easy to program
Both robot and arc welding process are easily programmed and maintained with the ABB FlexPendant. It has a intuitive graphical interface which lets the operators control the robot and selected process equipment in their own language. It is equipped with a touchscreen and the unique ABB joy-stick for quick and easy positioning of the robot. If you appreciate the benefits of simulating and programming offline, ABB offers the most popular, reliable and cost-efficient software packages with RobotStudio™ and RobotStudio Arc Welding PowerPac. The robot will produce predictable cycle times and welding quality after only a few hours.