Palletizing with heavier loads is now possible with Universal Robots’ upgraded UR10e cobot – microwire.info newsroom
Editor’s Note: Palletizing, machine lending and packaging are repetitive and needs change in all sectors. Robots in such applications, in particular collaborative robots (cobots), are increasingly used in factories. With space becoming a premium around the world, it would make more sense to deploy smart, easy-to-use cobots instead of traditional large industrial robots. Universal Robots (UR), a mainstay of cobots, has launched an improved UR10e cobot with a 25% heavier payload. The vendor version is below.
Universal Robots Unveils Improved UR10e With 25% More Payload
Universal Robots’ best-selling robot, UR10e, is launched with increased payload, allowing the cobot to serve even more applications and handle heavier items while improving overall customer productivity.
Singapore, @mcgallen #microwireinfo, May 25, 2021: Universal Robots (UR) launches an improved UR10e with an increased payload of 12.5 kg (27.55 lb), creating new possibilities for applications such as palletizing, machine maintenance and packaging. The price of the robot remains unchanged.
“Universal Robots is committed to continuous improvement based on meaningful conversations with customers and our ability to seize critical market opportunities. Our customers have already deployed UR collaborative robots (cobots) on a wide variety of palletizing applications. Over time, they have identified opportunities to use our UR10e cobot to handle tasks with heavier items, ”said Kim Povlsen, President of Universal Robots. “In response to this demand, we have enhanced the UR10e to support larger payloads, providing customers with exciting new deployment capabilities.”
The upgraded UR10e retains the small footprint, intuitive programming experience, uncompromising repeatability, commitment to quality, and reliable performance that Universal Robots customers expect, but its increased payload capacity means that users can now do more:
- The UR10e can now be used in palletizing applications with cartons weighing up to 10 kg and a 2.5 kg clamp.
- The UR10e is now more versatile for other material handling tasks, such as loading and unloading heavier parts in machine deployments and packing heavy items.
- The improved UR10e’s larger payload takes more weight from human hands and shoulders, improving ergonomics and working conditions. In 2020, with overwork / intense movements representing a total of 790 minor workplace injuries in Singapore, it relieves human workers.
“One of the main advantages of cobots is their flexibility in supporting non-ergonomic activities, freeing human workers from dangerous and injury-prone tasks. UR cobots are designed to work alongside humans and work best as a minimally disruptive solution to security concerns. The results of the cobot deployment are clear; increased productivity, improved quality of results, better working conditions and the ability for companies to reassess how best to use the problem-solving skills of their workforce, ”said James McKew, Asia Regional Director Pacific Universal Robots.
Feedback from UR partners has been overwhelmingly positive; MBO Postpress Solutions in Germany has integrated the UR10e as part of its CoBo-Stack stacking cobot. “The increased payload of the UR10e will make our CoBo-Stack MBO much more cost effective for our customers by expanding their application possibilities to include larger packages and heavier products, such as bound catalogs and brochures. or saddle-stitched, ”says Sebastian König, head of research and development at MBO Postpress Solutions GmbH.
In addition, the updated UR10e also offers plug-and-play compatibility with products from Universal Robots’ UR + ecosystem of hardware and software devices, ensuring that users can quickly and easily get started with collaborative applications. .
Nicolas Lauzier, Senior Product Manager at Robotiq comments: “The UR10e’s larger payload makes a big difference in palletizing applications by allowing users to handle loads up to 12.5 kg in weight. With 25% greater automation potential, this also means that the UR10e can help whenever a single line needs to palletize a wide range of products of different weights. “
Customers in Singapore can place orders for the enhanced UR10e at T: +65 6770 0821 or [email protected] Deliveries of the new UR10e should begin in the second half of June.
For more product details, please see https://www.universal-robots.com/products/ur10-robot/.
About Universal Robots
Universal robots (UR) was founded in 2005 to make robotics technology accessible to everyone by developing small, user-friendly, affordable and flexible collaborative robots (cobots) to work with safely. Since the launch of the first cobot in 2008, the business has grown tremendously with the user-friendly cobot now sold worldwide. The company, which is part of Teradyne Inc., is headquartered in Odense, Denmark, and has regional offices in the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Czech Republic , Poland, Hungary, Romania, Russia and Turkey. , China, India, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Mexico. In 2020, Universal Robots achieved a turnover of 219 million USD. Visit www.universal-robots.com.