High Payload Cobots

Nov. 7, 2023

Two new variants of the GoFa cobot from ABB offer payloads of up to 10 and 12 kilograms. The GoFa 10 and 12 have also been designed with longer reach. These cobots offer tool center point speeds of up to 2 meters per second with 0.02-millimeter repeatability. The cobots are IP67-certified against moisture and dust ingress and can handle tasks such as machine tending, welding, parts handling, polishing and assembly. The GoFa 10’s 1.62-meter reach—14% more than others in its class and enough to cover US pallets—makes it suitable for palletizing applications. The cobots also feature ABB’s FlexPendant controller and SafeMove monitoring app. ABB’s Wizard software aids in automation by allowing users to manipulate graphical command blocks instead of writing code.