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ABB Launches Next-Gen Cobots GoFa & SWIFTI

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ABB, a pioneering global technology leader and a robotic specialist, announces the strengthening of its collaborative robot (cobot) portfolio. The company has expanded its 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.

According to the company, it is looking forward to unlocking automation for new sectors and first-time users with the news cobots. It is also eyeing 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.

“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”, said Sami Atiya, President of ABB’s Robotics & Discrete Automation Business Area. “They are easy to use and 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.”

ABB has designed GoFa and SWIFTI intuitively so that customers need not rely on in-house programming specialists

ABB has designed GoFa and SWIFTI intuitively so that customers need not rely on in-house programming specialists. The company also reveals that the new cobots are engineered to help businesses automate processes to assist workers with tasks including material handling, machine tending, component assembly and packaging in manufacturing, medical laboratories, logistics hubs and warehouses, workshops, and small production facilities.

“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,” Atiya added.

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