ABB Robotics will host its annual Technology Days event March 13th and 14th, 2014 at their North American headquarters and training center in Auburn Hills, Mich. The event will feature more than 80 product demonstrations and free technical seminars covering both general and application specific information designed to benefit both those considering an initial foray into robotic automation and those looking to upgrade or expand their existing robotic lines.
Applications to be covered include packaging, material handling, assembly, machine tending, welding and cutting, press automation, painting, automotive and transportation, and training and service. This year ABB will also celebrate 40 years in the robotics industry, highlighting major developmental milestones since 1974.
Prominent features on the demo floor will include the new IRB 6700—the next generation of large robots, designed for spot welding, material handling and machine tending; several sophisticated machine tending cells; and the full IRB 360 FlexPicker line. ABB’s Integrated Vision, Integrated Force Control, and RobotStudio programming systems will also be on display.
The Dual Arm Concept Robot (DACR) will be making its first appearance in North America, providing a look at the current status of a robot prototype designed to meet the challenging demands of the consumer electronics industry and other smaller parts assembly applications.
The ABB facility in is located at 1250 Brown Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326.