ABB Robotics
Abb Irb1100 Omnicore C90 Xt 1540

Robot and Controller Sealed from Water, Dust

Jan. 29, 2020
Fast and compact IRB 1100, with best-in-class repeatability, has all electrical components sealed against contaminants.

ABB ROBOTICS introduced a new, "harsh environment version" of its IRB 1100 robot and OmniCore controller, designed with enhanced protection against water and dust. The entire body of the new model has an IP67 rating, with all electrical components sealed against contaminants. This makes it resistant to water and provides the robot with complete protection from dust ingress.

For manufacturers, the new IP67 protection rating will enable the robot to be used in applications generating substantial dust, water and debris including 3C polishing, wet grinding, buffing and deburring.

The IRB 1100 is ABB’s most compact and fastest robot, offering best-in-class repeatability. The IRB 1100 is available in two variants – one with a 4-kg payload and 475-mm reach; another with a 580-mm reach.

The new OmniCore C90XT extends the comprehensive OmniCore controller family to harsh environments, with best-in-class motion control and path accuracy. ("XT" is for "extra tough," according to ABB.) The C90XT is a rugged yet compact controller with full IP54-rated protection, so it can be installed in close proximity to dirty, wet, and dusty processes.

The controller also offers extra internal space to support process-related equipment for communication, conveyor tracking and external axis, while the lean format means it may be installed in tight spaces. C90XT is the smallest, high-protection-class robot controller in the industry. 

“The IRB 1100 has consistently outperformed similar robots in payload and position repeatability, while our OmniCore controller is already recognized for its best-in-class path accuracy and cycle times. Now, with an enhanced protection rating for harsh environments, the IRB 1100 and C90XT controller are ready to take on the toughest workplaces, while maintaining the high standards of reliability and fast cycle times that our customers’ need,” said Steven Wyatt, head of portfolio and digital for ABB Robotics and Discrete Automation.

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