ABB Robotics


ABB is a leading supplier of industrial robots and robot software, equipment and complete application solutions. We’re at home in 53 countries and have installed more than 400,000 robots, supported by the broadest service network and offering in the industry.

Increased productivity and optimized operational costs with FlexLoader™

ABB FlexLoader™ is the next generation of standardized and flexible machine tool tending cells designed to feed your machines and automate the handling of workpieces in production.

With more efficient and advanced machine tools entering the market the demands on more intelligent and flexible robotic automation for machine tool tending is ever increasing. All cells in the FlexLoader family are standardized and built using the latest technology to meet the increasing requirements for flexible and cost-effective production.

Advanced yet easy to use

The control and communications with the robot are intelligently integrated into the software, providing a simple and intuitive programing experience when introducing new workpieces to the system. Not only making this one of the most flexible systems on the market but also one of the easiest-to-use operator interfaces on the market, teaching of a new workpiece is now possible in less than 10 minutes.

World Class Machine Tool Utilization
When compared with manual labor, robotic automation increases machine tool utilization by up to 60 percent. The short payback – in some cases less than 12 months – is significant and tangible

The FlexLoader cells from ABB provides reliable and predictable output from robot and machine tool. It facilitates higher machine tool utilization, typically in the range of above 90 percent compared with traditional manual machine tools, which often are in the range of 50 percent. This results in a much faster return on investment and gives a sustainable competitive advantage.

FlexLoader™ Vision
Robot Guiding Vision System for Machine Tool Tending Applications

A vision system to guide ABB industrial robots during materials handling with outstanding performance. Well-proven with high speed, short teach-in times and reliable production in a user friendly way.

Advanced yet easy to use
The control and communications with the robot are firmly integrated into the software, which allows a complete teach-in that is very simple and intuitive from beginning to end. With one of the easiest-to-use operator interfaces on the market, the teaching of a new workpiece is possible in less than 10 minutes.

2D and 3D vision capabilities
The FlexLoader Vision is open to communicate with a variety of camera sensors. It can be used for both 2D and semi-oriented 3D applications. The system reverts complex 3D images to well-known 2D images in order to increase the usability for the operator. No CAD-files are required to teach-in new components.

ABB - Introducing a New Era of Robotics