ABB Robotics has introduced the IRB 6700 robot family, its seventh generation of large industrial robots. The new IRB 6700 is available in payloads from 150 to 300 kg, reaches from 2.6 to 3.2 meters and is designed for spot welding, material handling and machine tending. The new model's power consumption has been lowered by 15%, total cost of ownership has been reduced by up to 20% and maintenance has been optimized, doubling the time between service intervals. This model is available with LeanID, a new Integrated Dressing (ID) designed for easier programming and a smaller footprint. It has also been built to withstand the harshest working environments, is collision resistant and is available with ABB’s ultimate Foundry Plus 2 protection system.