ABB Production Screen brings smart phone logic to the ABB robot HMI device, the FlexPendant. The new software package uses graphical objects, known as widgets, to perform basic robot functions. Widgets can be created using either ABB ScreenMaker or third-party software such as Microsoft Visual Studio. The software’s on-screen customization and user-friendly navigation are designed for use with a variety of applications such as arc welding, spot welding and dispensing. Widgets can be programmed to perform information, control, monitoring and notification functions. Users simply choose which widgets they need as define what they should look like. Ready-made widgets and apps also can be shared and downloaded from ABB’s application library RobotApps