ABB's GoFa cobots extend reach, capacity

Aug. 8, 2023
GoFa 10 and GoFa 12 feature ABB's Wizard programming software for easy programming, and also have energy-saving features.

Cobots ABB’s GoFa family of cobots has models that are well-suited to a range of tasks, including material handling, machine tending, component assembly, packaging, inspection and laboratory automation. 

What’s new? The GoFa 10 and GoFa 12, which can handle payloads of 22 pounds and 26.4 pounds, respectively. 

Benefits Higher payloads and best-in-class reach. The company said the GoFa 10’s 5.3-foot reach is 14 percent longer than other cobots in its class, and sufficient to work with U.S. pallets. GoFa cobots are user-friendly, and ABB’s Wizard programming software makes deployment, programming and use of the cobots simple – even for first-time users. The GoFa family also has energy-saving features, such as power regeneration and brake energy recovery, that can cut power demand by as much as 20 percent.  

ABB Robotics, Auburn Hills, Mich., 248-391-9000, 

Vital Statistics 

GoFa 10 

GoFa 12 


5.3 feet 

4.5 feet 


22 pounds  

26.4 pounds  

About the Author

David Tillett | Associate Editor

Associate Editor David Tillett writes and edits for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. He covers new products, industry news, patents and consumer and business equipment. He has more than 20 years of experience in daily newspaper, online and magazine journalism.