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  • IRB 8700

IRB 8700

The IRB 8700 represents ABB's 8th generation of heavy-duty, high-performance industrial robots. It prioritizes high production capacity, a compact design, ease of service, and minimal maintenance costs. This versatile robot is engineered to handle substantial payloads and maintain sustainability, even under the most demanding conditions.


Key Benefits:


  • Impressive Payload Capacity: The IRB 8700 is capable of handling payloads of up to 1000 kg with its wrist in the down position, making it suitable for heavy-duty applications.


  • Exceptional Speed: Outperforming other robots in its size class, this robot boasts speeds that are 25% faster, enhancing overall productivity.


  • Unparalleled Reliability: With its simplified design and the standard inclusion of Foundry Plus 2 protection, the IRB 8700 offers exceptional reliability, ensuring high uptime, a crucial factor for continuous production lines.


  • LeanID Integration: The robot is designed around LeanID, which minimizes wear on dress packs and facilitates ease of simulation. This feature supports flexible production with an extended working range and the ability to navigate tight spaces.


  • Sustainable Construction: The IRB 8700 is built using non-hazardous materials, aligning with environmental directives such as RoHS 2002/95/EC and Reach No 1907/2006. This ensures a safer work environment.


Key Features: ABB Robotics meticulously designed the IRB 8700 to provide a reliable robot with a low total cost of ownership. To achieve this, they simplified parts configurations where possible and utilized decades of engineering experience to combine high performance with minimal maintenance requirements. Additionally, the IRB 8700 offers faster speeds than any other robot in its size class.

Outstanding Reliability: The straightforward design, world-class components, LeanID integration, and ABB's Foundry Plus 2 standard protection result in a robot that operates with extremely high uptime, a critical attribute for continuous production lines.

Simplified Design: Unlike many robots in its size class, the IRB 8700 features only one motor and one gear per robot axis. It eliminates gas springs that can cause leaks and safety concerns, instead using a reliable counterweight and mechanical springs for counterbalancing. These design elements minimize the risk of component failures, enhance cycle times, and improve accuracy.

Built Around LeanID: LeanID offers a cost-effective alternative to fully integrated dress packs while delivering most of the associated benefits. It simplifies offline programming and simulation, ensures a longer dress pack lifespan, supports flexible production with a wide working range, and enables easy access to confined spaces.

Speed and Agility: Contrary to the typical perception that high-payload robots are slow, the IRB 8700 challenges this notion. It maintains its speed through a compact footprint, optimized counterweight, parallel linkages, stiff axes, and fewer drive motors. All these enhancements combine to make the IRB 8700 25% faster than any other robot in its size class. Additionally, its superior motion control allows it to adapt or reduce speed when handling heavy or wide parts.


Sustainability: Fully compliant with environmental directives, including RoHS 2002/95/EC and Reach No 1907/2006, the IRB 8700 utilizes non-hazardous materials, ensuring a safer work environment.

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