IMTS 2016, one of the largest industrial fairs in the world, is now open!

Visit the ABB Booth (#N-6251) to see the latest robotics technologies for the “Factory of the Future”

The doors just opened and the crowd is dispersing down the various aisles of the North Hall of McCormick Place in Chicago. The ABB staff is prepped and ready. IMTS 2016, one of the largest industrial fairs in the world, is underway!

The theme of the ABB exhibit (Booth #N-6251) is Collaboration, Simplification and Digitalization. Come visit at booth #N-6251 to see the latest technology designed to provide manufacturers the flexibility and agility necessary to truly build the factory of the future. The show is open today through Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm.

As manufacturing moves from mass production to mass customization the flexibility to efficiently change and adapt production becomes critical. This requires increased collaboration between people and robots, between islands of automation and even between production sites. It also demands simplification to reduce programming time and provide intuitive human-machine interfaces, which allow manufacturers to seamlessly accommodate numerous products on a single system.  Digitalization ties it all together, where actionable information drives better decisions, and helps manufacturers unlock the benefits of ABB’s concept of the Internet of Things, Services and People (IoTSP), increasing productivity, flexibility and efficiency along the manufacturing value chain.

Many manufacturers understand the importance of embracing emerging robotic technologies, but seek a clear industry leader to help effectively tailor them to their specific application. ABB is that leader, with a proven history of helping customers across many industries build a competitive edge for efficiency, reliability and market agility, and manage the transition toward the factory of the future.

Highlights of the ABB at IMTS 2016 booth include:


YuMi®: No barriers, no cages, no zones – the world’s first truly collaborative dual-arm industrial robot. YuMi is designed to work very closely with humans in a wide variety of small parts assembly and handling applications. The booth will feature two separate YuMi demos:


Robotic Machine Tending: Cutting-edge automation technologies designed to optimize machine tool efficiency and increase manufacturing productivity. With the recent acquisition of SVIA, the featured products include new additions to the ABB machine tending automation portfolio.

IRB 1200 Foundry Plus 2: ABB’s new IRB 1200 Foundry Plus 2 is a compact robot that can increase flexibility and reduce cycle times for precision casting processes such as smart phone cases and other electrical components.

Programming: RobotStudio®, ABB’s industry leading software tool for programming, configuration and virtual commissioning, designed to maximize the productivity and greatly simplify the user interface of ABB robotic systems across all applications.


Connected Services: An exciting new IoTSP platform for robots that can prevent up to 25 percent of incidents, and speed response times and issue resolution by up to 60 percent.

See you at the show!

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Gustavo Sepulveda

I am the Local Business Manager for ABB Robotics in the United States. I joined ABB in 1997 as a Sales Engineer in Mexico, and since then I have held numerous management positions, including the Robotics General Manager in Mexico and Brazil, and most recently, the Discrete Automation and Motion Division General Manager in South America. I am a graduate of the Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico, where I earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. In my free time I like hiking outside, in the forests or on the beach, and playing tennis with my family.
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