ABB to feature its new YuMi dual arm, inherently safe collaborative robot at The Assembly Show 2015

Additional demos include the small footprint, large work envelope IRB 1200 robot, and the ultra-compact FlexFeeder flexible parts feeding system.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (October 7, 2015) - ABB Robotics will feature its latest robotic assembly technology at The Assembly Show 2015, October 27th - 29th at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL (Booth # 600). YuMi, the world's first truly collaborative dual-arm industrial robot that ABB introduced earlier this year will highlight the exhibit.

YuMi was specifically designed to meet the flexible and agile production needs of the consumer electronics industry, and other small parts assembly applications. It can operate in very close collaboration with humans due to its inherently safe design, and has a lightweight, yet rigid magnesium skeleton covered with a floating plastic casing, wrapped in soft padding to absorb impacts. YuMi is also compact, with human-like dimensions and movements, and is fully integrated with ABB's Integrated Vision as well as the recently introduced FlexFeeders.

Additional highlights of the ABB booth include:

· IRB 1200: A robot family that provides the flexibility, ease of use, short cycle times, and small footprint, large work envelope symmetry ideal for a wide range of small parts assembly applications. It is innovatively designed with no offset in axis two, delivering a longer stroke that allows the robot to be placed very close to the work piece and still be functional. Combined with other signature features, the longer stroke enables up to 15% smaller work cells and 10% shorter cycle times than comparable robots.

· FlexFeeder: An ultra-compact flexible parts feeding system designed for small parts assembly applications such as consumer electronics, computers and communication devices. It features a pneumatically actuated mechanical system to present randomly positioned parts in a way that makes it possible for a vision equipped robot to pick the parts accurately.

About ABB
ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 150,000 people.

About ABB Robotics
ABB Robotics ( is a leading supplier of industrial robots - also providing robot software, peripheral equipment, modular manufacturing cells and service for tasks such as welding, handling, assembly, painting and finishing, picking, packing, palletizing and machine tending. Key markets include automotive, plastics, metal fabrication, foundry, electronics, machine tools, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. A strong solutions focus helps manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. ABB has installed more than 250,000 robots worldwide.

Featured Product

US Digital - E4T Miniature Optical Kit Encoder

US Digital - E4T Miniature Optical Kit Encoder

US Digital is pleased to announce the launch of the E4T, their latest series of miniature high performance optical encoders. The E4T series delivers a marked performance increase over similar encoder models and designed to be an enhanced replacement for the E4P encoder series. The E4T utilizes state of the art transmissive optical sensing technology, and incorporates US Digital's own proprietary OptoASIC. Assembly of the E4T is simple and efficient and retains the previous E4P's form factor. Key features of the new E4T include: • Mechanically and Electrically Interchangeable with E4P • Improved Quadrature Signal Strength • 100 kHz Frequency Response • Transmissive Optical Design • Collet Style Push on Optical Disk Design (Patent Pending) • Simple & Efficient Assembly Process As with all of our products the E4T is designed and manufactured in their Vancouver, Washington USA facility and is available for purchase as of December 2014.