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Digital Robot Control Increases Flexibility, Performance

ABB has launched the OmniCore, robot controller family. The OmniCore controllers are designed for maximum performance and reliability during the robust 24/7 operations of factories making products with increasingly shorter lifecycles. The controller's high path accuracy also increases throughput and decreases cycle times.

The first new OmniCore variants provide flexibility for integrating robots into the digital factory ecosystem, whether manufacturers need standardized motion control or more tailored solutions. "Automation needs are becoming increasingly complex in today's high mix, low volume manufacturing," said Per Vegard Nerseth, Managing Director of Robotics for ABB. "Factories need solutions that support flexibility and high performance during demanding 24/7 operations and, at the same time, can be tailored to specific applications."

ABB offers motion control and path accuracy in a 50% smaller footprint for maximum installation flexibility and floor space utilization. This allows robotic solutions to be flexibly tailored to a wide variety of existing and new production lines. In addition to increasing mounting flexibility, the OmniCore also increases flexibility to incorporate the latest digital technologies.

The ABB Ability digital platform offers Connected Services built in, as is ABB's SafeMove2 safety software solution. Thus, the new controllers can turn any connected industrial robot into a collaborative robot. OmniCore also delivers a leap in digitalization and makes it easy to seamlessly connect with a wide variety of fieldbuses, advanced vision systems and force control as part of a greater digital ecosystem.

The controller family comes with a new generation of ABB's intuitive operating system, RobotWare7. It incorporates new features and functions and is accessed through a newly-designed, ergonomic new FlexPendant.

For more information contact:

ABB Robotics, Inc.

1250 Brown Road

Auburn Hills, MI 48326


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