Canadian Packaging

Domo Arigato ABB Robotics

December 15, 2009
by Canadian Packaging Staff

On December 7 and 8, 2009, at its Brampton facility, ABB Canada held its Technology Days open house showcasing its robotic systems and offering seminars designed to help both current and prospective customers discover first-hand how its industrial robotic technology will help improve productivity, product quality, worker safety, while at the same time reducing operating costs.

Nearly 100 people attended the event which featured live demonstrations and a wide selection of in-depth seminars with general and application-specific information to aid newcomers to robotic automation as well as those looking to make an upgrade to their existing robotic lines.

The two-day attraction attracted system integrators, machine builders and end-users from a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, aerospace, metal fabrication, mining and plastics, with most of the visitors attending at least two of the four seminars from ABB.

Along with demonstrations of some of its many robotic systems, ABB was keen in showcasing its latest addition to its fourth generation of robotic technology family–the lightweight and compact IRB 120, ABB’s smallest robot.

The IRB 120 industrial robot is ABB’s smallest robot for flexible and compact production.
Source: Photo courtesy of ABB Canada

According to ABB, the IRB 120 robot was developed primarily for material handling, assembly and packaging of small parts, as it looks to strengthen the company’s position in growing segments like:

Featuring a reduced weight of only 25-kilograms and a compact design, the the six-axis IRB 120 with a payload of up to three kilograms can be mounted anywhere–inside a cell, on top of a machine or close to other robots on a production line.

With the recent signs of a recovering economy, businesses can secure a competitive advantage by implementing ABB’s robotic solutions. In recent years, ABB has significantly expanded its general industrial applications to include packaging, assembly, metal fabrication, arc welding, foundry machining and part tending, plastics machine tending, painting, solar cell and panel manufacturing and stamp press automation solutions.

For more information on ABB–a global leader in power and automation technologies with offices in 87 countries around the world–or to schedule a visit to see their Canadian show room featuring their fine line of robotic systems, contact: ABB Canada at 905-460-3418 or visit

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