ABB is pleased announce the availability of its first ever Selective Compliance Articulated Robot Arm (SCARA), or IRB 910SC, family. The latest addition to the ABB small robot portfolio, SCARA has a maximum payload of 6 kg, the IRB 910SC and is available in three configurations (IRB 910SC –3/0.45, IRB 910SC – 3/0.55m, and IRB 910SC – 3/0.65.) All types are modular by design, with different linking arm lengths and have individual reaches of 450 mm, 550 mm and 650 mm, respectively.

“When designing the IRB 910SC, we emphasized speed and accuracy,” says Phil Crowther, ABB Product Manager for Small Robots. “While small in size, our IRB 910SC robots incorporate the same high performance and design concepts as other ABB small robots such as superior path control and accuracy in a small footprint.”

ABB’s SCARA family is designed for a variety of general-purpose applications requiring fast, repeatable and articulate point-to-point movements such as palletizing, depalletizing, machine loading/unloading and assembly. Our SCARA family is ideal for customers requiring rapid cycle times, high precision and high reliability for their Small Part Assembly applications, and is suitable for laboratory automation and prescription drug dispensing.

“Variable reaches of 450 mm, 550 mm and 650 mm offer customers the option to choose the best arm for the job,” continues Crowther.

Each SCARA variant is IP54-rated for optimum protection against dust and liquids and is tabletop mountable.