Check it out, folks! ABB has just unleashed two badass additions to their GoFa collaborative robot series. Say hello to the GoFa 10 and GoFa 12, bringing a whole new level of cobot automation to the table. These bad boys can handle payloads of up to 10 and 12 kilograms, making them perfect for tackling a wide range of tasks alongside factory workers. And guess what? They’re totally killing it in terms of repeatability, leading the market with their precision.
Now, let’s talk about the real game-changer here: these cobots are here to address some major challenges in the industry. We’re talking about the shortage of skilled labor and the need to step up safety and productivity. These machines are all about collaboration and teamwork. They make sure that workers and robots can work side by side, seamlessly and safely. They’re bridging the gap, folks!
But wait, there’s more! ABB is all about making things easier for everyone, including first-time users and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). These new cobots are simple to program and integrate into your production line. Easy-peasy, lemon squeezy, my friends. It’s all about leveling the playing field and giving everyone a shot at automation greatness.
The genius behind these cobots, Marc Segura, president of ABB Robotics, knows what’s up. He says, “Since we unleashed our incredible YuMi cobot back in 2015, we’ve been working tirelessly to cater to the rising demand for automation solutions. These bad boys, the GoFa 10 and 12, take collaborative robots to a whole new level. You don’t need to be an expert to take advantage of their power, folks. Even first-time users can jump right in.”
And hold your horses, because we haven’t even talked about their breathtaking speed and accuracy yet. These GoFa 10 and 12 cobots are on fire, folks! They zoom around at speeds of up to two meters per second, with a repeatability of 0.02 millimeters. That’s not just good, it’s mind-blowing! Trust me, their performance is top-notch and they’re ready to take on any industrial application you throw at them.
But here’s the real kicker: these cobots are tough cookies. They’re IP67-certified against moisture and dust, meaning they can handle the harshest environments out there. From machine tending to welding, from parts handling to polishing and assembly, they’ve got you covered. These cobots are all about getting the job done, and they won’t let you down.
Now, let’s break it down for all you beginners out there. ABB has made sure that programming and using these cobots is a piece of cake. They’ve got lead-through programming and an easy software that even non-specialists can handle. No need to be a coding genius, my friends. These cobots are all about simplifying the automation process and making it accessible to everyone.
Now, let’s talk safety. The ABB SafeMove robot safety monitoring app is a game-changer. It’s got all the fancy features to make sure robots and humans can work together without any bulky barriers or fencing. We’re talking about safe speed limits, standstill monitoring, and orientation supervision. These cobots are all about collaboration, folks, and they’re doing it in the safest way possible.
And we can’t forget about the brains behind it all: the OmniCore controller. These cobots are powered by this bad boy, and let me tell you, it’s a force to be reckoned with. With ABB’s TrueMove and QuickMove motion control technologies, along with the intelligent torque and position sensors of the GoFa cobots, precision is their middle name. Whether it’s surface finishing, fastening, assembly, or testing, these cobots know how to get the job done right.
But here’s the really cool part: these cobots are all about sustainability. They’ve got energy-saving features that will blow your mind. With power re-generation and brake energy recovery, they can reduce power requirements by up to 20 percent. That’s not just great for your wallet, it’s great for the planet too.
Now, ABB isn’t just stopping there. They’ve got a whole program called the ABB Robotics Ecosystem. It’s all about bringing together all kinds of accessories and software that are compatible with ABB’s portfolio, including these GoFa cobots. They’re all about collaboration and innovation, my friends. They want everyone to have access to the best of the best.