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.
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 technology. Note ...
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