November 7, 2011
ABB Robotics hosted nearly 1,000 people during its annual Technology Days event in October at its North American headquarters and training center in Auburn Hills, Mich.
The 55,000-sq.-ft. exhibit floor included more than 40 live robot-related demonstrations from ABB and more than a dozen peripheral-equipment providers. Featured were robotic and automation technologies for arc and laser welding; picking, packing, and palletizing; painting; tool changing; RTV dispensing; machine tending; and vision sensing.
Technology Days also featured the expanding marketing and promotional collaboration among multiple business units and divisions of ABB. Fellow members of the Discrete Automation and Motion (DM) division team displayed drives, motors, PLCs, and other control products, including motors from Baldor, a new member of the ABB Group. The Low Voltage Products (LP) division was represented with safety systems from Jokab Safety, including enclosures, sensors, and controllers on many robotic demos.