ABB IRB 120​

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ABB’s 6 axis robot – for flexible and compact production

The IRB 120 robot is the latest addition to ABB’s new fourthgeneration of robotic technology. It is ideal for material handling and assembly applications and provides an agile, compact and lightweight solution with superior control and path accuracy.

Compact and lightweight

IRB 120’s compact design enables it to be mounted virtually anywhere at any angle without any restriction – for example inside a cell, on top of a machine or close to other robots. IRB 120 is also the most portable and easy to integrate on the market with its 25 kg weight. The smooth surfaces are easy to clean and the cables for air and customer signals are internally routed, all the way from the foot to the wrist, ensuring that integration is effortless.


IRB 120 is ideal for a wide range of industries including the electronic, food and beverage, machinery, solar, pharmaceutical, medical and research sectors.

The Food Grade Lubrication (NSF H1) option includes Clean Room ISO Class 5, which ensures uncompromising safety and hygiene for food and beverage applications.

Optimized working range

IRB 120 has a horizontal reach of 580 mm, the best in class stroke, the ability to reach 112 mm below its base and a very compact turning radius.

Fast, accurate and agile

Designed with a light, aluminum structure, the motors ensure the robot is enabled with a fast acceleration, and can deliver accuracy and agility in any application. Using the IRB 120T variant, cycle-times can be reduced up to 25% where the work piece needs extensive reorientation and axis 4, 5 and 6 are predominantly used. This faster versions is well suited for pick and packing applications and guided operations together with PickMaster 3™.

IRC5 Compact controller – optimised for small robots

ABB’s new IRC5 Compact controller presents the capabilities of the IRC5 controller in a compact format. It brings accuracy and motion control to applications which have been exclusive to large installations and enables easy commissioning through one phase power input, external connectors for all signals and a builtin expandable 16 in, 16 out, I/O system.

RobotStudio for offline programming enables manufacturers to simulate a production cell to find the optimal position for the robot, and provide offline programming to prevent costly downtime and delays to production.

Reduced footprint

For applications where floor space is crucial, the combination of the new compact, lightweight architecture of the IRB 120 with the new IRC5 Compact controller introduces a significantly reduced footprint.

Working range at wrist center & load diagram