IRB 1100 Lightweight, 6-Axis Robot

Dec. 20, 2018

ABB's IRB 1100 is the smallest, lightest robot to date as part of its growing offering of solutions for small parts assembly. The IRB 1100 was designed to meet the unique challenges of semiconductor, pharmaceutical, and electronics manufacturers, who need to handle small and often delicate parts while working quickly and maintaining both high productivity and quality. 


The IRB 1100 offers up to 35% faster cycle times to maximize productivity and best-in-class repeatable accuracy. Powered by ABB's new OmniCore controller, the IRB 1100 is equipped with advanced motion control capabilities, making it ideal for supporting rapid assembly, pick and place, and material handling applications.


Flexibility is another important small parts assembly consideration, as manufacturers need to increasingly accommodate smaller lots of greater variety in much shorter product cycles. The IRB 1100 has a 10% smaller footprint and a 20% lighter, slim body compared to previous robot generations that can flexibly be deployed in confined spaces and into existing automation lines. In addition to improving production space flexibility, the IRB 1100 allows more flexible handling for heavy-load operations with complex tools or end effectors.


The IRB 1100 is also among the first of a new era of robots built around a flexible design approach, which will help introduce a wider variety of robot sizes and variants that can be combined into tailored solutions. IRB 1100 will be certified for cleanroom applications in the future and is available in two variants: one with a 4 kg payload with 475 mm reach, and one with a 4 kg payload and 580 mm reach.

  • Offers 35% faster cycle times for increased productivity
  • 10% smaller footprint and over 20% weight reduction for easy installation
  • The highest payload for a robot of its class
  • Equipped with up to 16 I/O connections (C1+C2) for more sophisticated/complex applications