ABB to celebrate 40 years of innovation at Tech Days

By Kari Embree in Robotics on February 26, 2014

Celebrating 40 years in the robotics industry, ABB Robots, leading supplier of industrial robots, will host its annual Technology Days event March 13-14, 2014 at their North American headquarters and training center in Auburn Hills, MI. More than 80 product demos and free technical seminars will take place covering a wide range of topics including general and application specific information catering to those who are contemplating getting their feet wet in robotic automation and those who are looking to expand or upgrade their existing robotic lines.

Applications that will be highlighted include packaging, material handling, assembly, machine tending, welding and cutting, press automation, painting, automotive and transportation, and training and service. To register for this event please visit

Standouts on the demo floor will include the new IRB 6700, the next generation of large robots, designed for spot welding, material handling and machine tending; several sophisticated machine tending cells; and the full IRB 360 FlexPicker line, the leading Delta robot in the industry recently expanded with several higher payload models. ABB’s new Integrated Vision, Integrated Force Control and advanced RobotStudio programming systems will also be on display.

The ABB Dual Arm Concept Robot (DACR) will be making its North American debut, giving an inside look at the current status of a robot prototype designed to meet the rigorous demands of the consumer electronics industry and other smaller parts assembly applications.
Schedule highlights:

  • Thursday, March 13: The demos and seminars run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for industry professionals to gain first hand intelligence and network with their peers in the industrial robotic, motion, control and automation industries.  Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.
  • Friday, March 14: The demo floor will be open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and the seminars run from 8:00 am until noon. At noon the Open House portion begins for schools, robotics teams, friends, family, and any other robot enthusiasts. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

The ABB facility in is located at 1250 Brown Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326.  Please call 248-391-9000 for additional assistance. View the Tech Days 2013 Fly-over Video .

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