ABBs North American operations are headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, and employ about 30,000 people in multiple manufacturing, service and other major facilities. ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.
ABB has unveiled the worlds first truly collaborative robot:ABBYuMi industrial robots will be the first of its kind. ABBYuMi industrial robots are human-friendly dual arm robots designed for a new era of automation which can be used in small parts assembly applications, where people and robots work hand-in-hand on the same tasks. YuMi is short for you and me, working together.
ABB YuMi Industrial Robots have been developed to meet the flexible and agile production needs of the consumer electronics industry in the first instance. It will increasingly be rolled out to cover other market sectors. ABB YuMi industrial robots are a collaborative, dual arm assembly solution with the ability to feel and see. The robots soft, padded dual arms, combined with innovative force-sensing technology ensure the safety of YuMis human co-workers. Safety is built into the functionality of the robot itself so that it can work cage-free.Capable of handling everything from the delicate and precise parts of a mechanical wristwatch to the components used in mobile phones, tablets and desktop PCs, YuMi performs with accuracy so great it can thread a needle. YuMi is going to change many of mankinds assumptions about manufacturing and industrial processes, said Pekka Tiitinen, head of the Discrete Automation and Motion division, Yumi will open endless possibilities. We are at the start of a very exciting new era for industrial automation.
Per Vegard Nerseth, head of ABBs global Robotics business, added: Naming this robot YuMi reflects the true spirit of human – machine collaboration humans and robots sharing tasks side by side in ways we could never have imagined previously.
ABB YuMi Industrial Robots will be commercially launched on April 13, 2015, atthe worlds largest industrial technology fair.To learn more about ABB YuMi industrial robots, please visit the ABB Website. To request ABB repair and/or replacement quotes, contact Precision Electric, Inc.