February 17, 2011
ABB Robotics has extended the functionality of its IRC5 compact controller to six additional robot families. The unit now supports the IRB 120, IRB 140, IRB 260, IRB 360 FlexPicker™, IRB 1410, and IRB 1600 robot families. The controller is compatible with the standard- and panel-mount IRC-5 controllers, providing the same functionality in a portable model.
The compact unit also enables simplified commissioning through the one-phase power input; external connectors for all signals; and a built-in, expandable 16-in, 16-out I/O system. The system also supports the use of RobotStudio for offline programming and remote service for online condition monitoring.