ABB has released its new IRC5P controller, an integrated system that makes painting processes more flexible, give users more control over the entire system and makes coating more efficient

The latest version of ABB’s PC-based software for configuring and operating painting installations – IRC5P – offers outstanding visualization to give users full control over the entire paint process, including all installed painting robots.

Perfect control of processes also requires a FlexPaintPendant operator station, which is specifically designed for maximum user friendliness. It enables users to test the entire painting application and all painting programs, optimally adapt the individual elements to one another, as well as program and start the robots.

Quick start up
The most valuable resource is time, and here the new IRC5P controller delivers huge savings. Intelligent features help with IPS, RobotWare Paint, RobView and PLC mapping set-up and configuration and are mainly designed to reduce installation and start-up times. Automatic start-up and process diagnostics with fast fault report filtering reduce troubleshooting and fault analysis times.


ABB is a leading supplier of industrial robots that also provides robot software, peripheral equipment, modular manufacturing cells and service for tasks such as welding, handling, assembly, painting and finishing, picking, packing, palletizing and machine tending. ABB has installed more than 160,000 robots worldwide.

Fast and flexible
This painting robot boasts the largest working envelope and highest flexibility of all its "compatriots". Thanks to this large working envelope, together with fast acceleration and painting speed, two IRB 5500s equipped with highspeed rotation atomizers RB1000 can perform the same work that require up to four robots when using today's conventional standard solutions. ABB has already implemented this concept at a well-known German carmaker's plant.

To sum up, the IRC5P controller makes painting easier, faster, more efficient, more cost effective and its improved availability is impressive.