2012-04-19 - ABB, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of industrial robotics, has reached a major milestone as a new IRB 6640 six axis robot became the 200,000th robot ABB has delivered worldwide since it first entered the business in 1974.
Yingkou Jinchen specializes in professional high-end intelligent automation in the field of new energy and photovoltaic. The eventual user of the robot, Canadian Solar, is one of the world’s largest solar module producers. They are a leading provider of ingots, wafers, solar cells, solar modules, solar power systems and specialized solar products across the globe.
A celebration ceremony was held on March 27, 2012 at Yingkou Jinchen Machinery Co., Ltd and was attended by Mr Per Vegard Nerseth, Head of ABB Robotics, Mr Li Yisheng, president of Yingkou Jinchen and Mr Liu Huanxin, deputy mayor of Yingkou.
Commenting on this significant event, Nerseth said “Approximately half of all industrial robots worldwide are installed at automobile manufacturers and their suppliers. But in recent years the non-automotive sector has grown significantly in industries such food, electrical/electronics and alternative energy (solar and wind) equipment manufacturing.
So it seems rather appropriate that our 200,000 robot will be working on PV Solar modules in China. The expansion of robots into the general industrial sector is driven by several key factors, most notably the ability of robots to increase the productivity whilst at the same time delivering consistently high product quality. Companies adopting robotics are rewarded with fast ROIs and the benefits of moving employees out of dull, dirty, delicate and dangerous jobs into tasks with greater satisfaction and long term rewards."