High payload robot
The IRB 8700 is ABB’s 8th generation of heavy payload, high performance industrial robots. With a focus on high production capacity, compact design, simple service, and low maintenance cost, the IRB 8700 offers a generalpurpose robot with the handling capacity and sustainability to meet even your heaviest demands.
In designing the IRB 8700, ABB focused on delivering a reliable robot with a low total cost of ownership. Through a combination of robust design elements, including simpler parts configurations where possible, ABB Robotics applied decades of engineering experience to combine the high performance customers require with low overall maintenance needs. In addition, the IRB 8700 delivers 25% faster speeds than any other robot in this class size.
Features and benefits
- High payloads up to 1000 kg with the wrist down
- 25% faster speeds than other robots in this size class
- Highly reliable with simplified design and Foundry Plus 2 protection standard
- Built around LeanID for reduced wear on dress packs and ease of simulation
- Built using non-hazardous materials
With a straightforward and uncomplicated design that uses world-class components, LeanID for the best cost-to-endurance ratio in a dress pack, and ABB’s Foundry Plus 2 as standard protection, the IRB 8700 will run with very high uptime—a key feature in production lines that operate around the clock.
The IRB 8700 has only one motor and one gear per robot axis, while most other robots in this size class use dual motors and/or gears. In addition, there are no gas springs that can leak and cause safety problems, only a reliable counterweight and mechanical springs for counter balancing. Together these design elements mean fewer components to fail while delivering shorter cycle times and higher accuracy.
Built around LeanID
With LeanID, ABB has developed a concept that is less expensive than completely integrated dress packs but still delivers most of the benefits for a fraction of the cost. LeanID results in a robot that is easy to simulate in offline programming, has a long dress pack lifetime, supports flexible production with a large working range, and can easily enter tight spaces.
High payload robots are typically known as being very slow, but the IRB 8700 turns these assumptions on their head. With a compact footprint, optimized counterweight, parallel linkages, stiff axes, and fewer drive motors, the IRB 8700 keeps its momentum down and speed up. In fact, all of these improvements add up to a robot that is 25 % faster than any other robot in its size class. In addition, thanks to superior motion control at high moments of inertia (725 kgm2) the robot can adapt, or slow its speed, to accommodate heavy and wide parts.
The IRB 8700 fully complies with environmental directive RoHS 2002/95/EC and Reach No1907/2006 directives for using non-hazardous materials, resulting in a robot that is safer for work environments.
The IRB 8700 Movie
IRB 8700 animation
IRB 8700 application video
IRB 8700 Launch at CIIF 2015