The ABB IRB 2400 is one of the most flexible robots in the market in terms of the sheer number of applications to which it can be turned. There are over 14,000 installed worldwide.
There are 3 arm types:
The standard 2400/10 with 10kg payload 1.5m reach
The higher payload 2400/16 with 16kg payload 1.5m reach
The long arm 2400L with 5 to 7 kg payload and 1.8m reach
Prices can depend on the availability of a certain model, for example the 16kg payload is comparatively rare. The IRB 2400 arm and controller are both protected to IP54 this means that the robot is well suited to industrial environments. It should also be noted that there are also Foundry or Foundry Plus versions. The Foundry versions have a special non stick paint finish and increased IP ratings - IP55/IP67 for the foundry and IP67 and washable for the Foundry Plus.
The M2000 S4C+controller, although cosmetically similar to the S4C it replaced is quite different internally. Where the S4C used ABB's own computer system (that is in turn very like the S4) the S4C+ has a PC style computer, which allows greater connectivity and has much greater power than its predecessors. Similarities to the S4C include the servo drive system, the programming language and teach pendant. Normally supplied with one I/O card giving 16 inputs and 16 outputs it can be fitted with many more if needed. Analogue I/O is also available. The controller can also work as a PLC by controlling and monitoring I/O signals. Up to 3 background programs (for monitoring signals for example) can be run in parallel with the actual robot program and even when the robot program has stopped. Outputs can be set at a specific time or distance before a programmed position and can be executed concurrent to the robot motion. The controller also has built in dual chain (0V and +24V) safety circuits meaning that the robot can be run without the need for extra emergency stop relays etc. Because of the controllers excellent connectivity it can easily be used with programs supplied buy a CAD-CAM software system that converts CAD models into robot paths.
The IRB 2400 is employed by the hundred around the world in a multitude of applications including MIG welding, handling, pick and place, machine tending, milling, woodworking, cutting, de-burring, plastics, even NON EX painting and spraying applications. Now available on the used market at very reasonable prices the IRB 2400 is a fantastically useful robot. Our IRB 2400s are supplied complete with the arm, control cabinet (including I/O), cables and teach pendant. We clean, test and repaint them before shipping. If you need manuals we can provide them. Most of the ones we supply will have around 20,000 hours but this can vary - we are more focused on the robot's background and overall condition.