ABB expands its YuMi collaborative robot portfolio

GoFa and SWIFTI cobot offer higher payloads and speeds to complement YuMi and Single Arm YuMi in ABB’s cobot line-up.


ABB is expanding its collaborative robot (cobot) portfolio with the new GoFa and SWIFTI cobot families, offering higher payloads and speeds to complement YuMi and Single Arm YuMi in ABB’s cobot line-up. These stronger, faster, and more capable cobots will accelerate the company’s expansion in high-growth segments including, electronics, healthcare, consumer goods, logistics, and food and beverage, amongst others, meeting the growing demand for automation across multiple industries. 

GoFa and SWIFTI are intuitively designed so customers need not rely on in-house programming specialists. This will unlock industries that have low levels of automation, with customers able to operate their cobot within minutes of installation, straight out of the box, with no specialized training. 

Sami Atiya, President of Robotics & Discrete Automation Business Area, ABB, said: “Our new cobot portfolio is the most diverse on the market, offering the potential to transform workplaces and help our customers achieve new levels of operational performance and growth. They are easy to use, configure, and backed by our global network of on-call, on-line service experts to ensure that businesses of all sizes and new sectors of the economy, far beyond manufacturing, can embrace robots for the first time.” 

Atiya said: “With this expansion, we are making cobots easier to use and deploy, with real-time support to help speed their adoption in businesses that may have not considered their use previously. Our experience is that the best performing operations harness people’s skills, alongside the potential of new technologies.” 

Users comfortable with operating a tablet or smartphone will be able to program and re-program the new cobots with ease, using ABB’s fast set-up tools.

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