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ABB to unlock the power of robotic intralogistics solutions

28 August 2019

ABB to show how robotic automation is the key to unlocking greater flexibility and productivity in distribution centers.

ABB will demonstrate how its latest automation technologies can transform businesses to unlock flexibility at IMHX 2019.  Stand 19J60 will feature examples from ABB’s intralogistics solutions and digital portfolio, with experts on hand to explain how they can be deployed to handle a wide variety of parcel sizes, distribution requirements and fluctuating demands typical of today’s ever-growing e-commerce markets.

Demonstrations will show how solutions such as ABB’s Singulator Cell can be used to separate small parcels from bulk flow as well as auto induction of parcels to sorter systems, an activity that is largely performed manually today.  Sortation systems demand a close integration of robotic handling to the package conveying system, whilst providing operator ease-of-use and integration to logistics control software. Programmable controllers, independent shuttle handling, operator display screens, vision cameras and motor control solutions from B&R Industrial Automation, (part of the ABB company) allow the ABB Singulator cell to deliver high speed with high accuracy.

ABB’s new OmniCore™ controller and Teach Pendant will also be showcased which features ABB Ability™, Connected Services and SafeMove2 safety software built-in as standard. The new OmniCore™ controller features a fifty percent smaller footprint for maximum installation flexibility and floor space utilization.   Connected Services unlocks leading digital technologies providing customers with the option of monitoring robots whilst in production for greater performance and reliability. SafeMove2 enables operators to work safely alongside ABB robots with payloads ranging from 6kg to 800kg without compromising productivity.  Offering enhanced safety and simplicity, ABB robots provides distribution centers with the flexibility of operators and robots co-existing, enabling them to manage shifting demands such as low volume/high mix products.

“The growth of e-commerce and the shift to mass customization means that distribution centers are handling a growing variety of packages and are faced with ever-increasing delivery expectations,” says Russell Holmes, Sales Manager – Service Robotics at ABB, “At IMHX 2019, we will demonstrate how robotic automation solutions can help ensure that goods are handled with both flexibility and efficiency. Introducing robotic automation solutions such as Singulation, Sequencing, Depalletizing or Mixed Case palletizing can help achieve greater productivity and reliability so that orders are delivered to the right place, at the right time.” 

ABB’s robotics business supports both end customers and integration partners in intralogistics with a comprehensive portfolio of standardized solutions, expertise and unmatched service and support footprint. For more information, email ref. ‘IRB 1100’ or visit

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. 

ABB Robotics is a pioneer in industrial and collaborative robots and advanced digital services. As one of the world’s leading robotics suppliers, we are active in 53 countries and over 100 locations and have shipped over 400,000 robot solutions in a diverse range of industries and applications. We help our customers to improve flexibility, efficiency, safety and reliability, while moving towards the connected and collaborative factory of the future.

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