ABB Roboticsrsquo new IRB 1200 Foundry Plus 2 is the smallest foundryduty robot in its class and is expected to increase flexibility and reduce cycle times for precision diecasting processe for example

ABB Robotics’ new IRB 1200 Foundry Plus 2 is the smallest foundry-duty robot in its class, and is expected to increase flexibility and reduce cycle times for precision diecasting processe, for example.

Assessing the New Role for Robotics

More intuitive programming and more responsive, collaborative functions are giving metalcasting operations a new sense of possibilities. Easier automation Defining functions and flexibility One user interface 95% energy savings

Metalcasting operators and decision-makers have always understood the value a robot brings to their production processes: they deliver greater consistency and safety in demanding and risky tasks. But, for a decade or more the applications remained fairly consistent, and in that way routine: tending melting processes, filling molds, and handling large or heavy castings.

In recent years, however, robots’ role in foundries has expanded because of advances in automation technolo

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