ABB India opens new robotics facility in Bangalore

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 31 Jul 2020

Sanjeev Sharma, MD, ABB India inaugurates a new 3,600 sqm robotics facility with ABB’s YuMi, the world’s first truly collaborative dual-armed robot, in ABB’s Nelamangala facility.

ABB India, the Indian arm of the Swedish technology company ABB,  has opened its new robotics solutions delivery facility in Bangalore, which it says will enable Indian customers to reap the benefits of Industry 4.0 including cutting-edge robotics and digitalisation technologies.

The new facility is spread over 3,600 sqm at the ABB Nelamangala factory premises in Bangalore, which will enable ABB India to deliver robotic applications and digital solutions for a variety of industries, including automotive, food & beverage, electronics and other upcoming sectors. The facility houses a state-of-the-art shop floor that can run proof of concepts and factory acceptance tests for 1,000 ABB robots every year, which doubles the company’s capacity. This enables rapid innovation, adaption, optimisation and agile delivery of made-to-order robotics applications for Indian customers.

Commenting on the announcement, Sanjeev Sharma, MD, ABB India said: “The new facility harnesses the powers of ABB’s deep global expertise and knowledge of the Indian industrial landscape to support our customer base. Even with increased demand for automation, the penetration of robotics, especially in small and medium enterprises is still low in India compared to the global average. With the help of the new and improved robotics facility, we will be able to share our knowledge and encourage Indian manufacturers to embrace our game changing technologies and become best-in-class manufacturers for local and global markets.”

The facility includes a demonstration centre where the latest technologies in robotic welding, gluing and material handling will be showcased and can be used to carry out joint prove-out sessions with customers. ABB will also integrate an ABB Ability Connected Services team that can remotely monitor an installed base of ABB robots to conduct predictive maintenance and high uptime.

A new experience centre is being set up for customers to learn about the latest in robotics technology and applications, including ABB’s dedicated robot simulation and programming software, RobotStudio. Additionally, the facility will host a paint lab where customers can run simulations of a broad range of industrial painting applications.

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