Universal Robots has reinvented industrial robotics with lightweight and collaborative robot arms automating packaging and palletizing in all industries – even in small and medium sized companies that regard automation as costly and complex.
The UR robots deliver all the advantages of advanced robotic automation with none of the traditional added costs associated with robot programming, set-up, and dedicated, shielded work cells. Unlike traditional industrial robots that stay hardwired in a cage, the lightweight UR robots can be moved around, automating high mix/low volume production runs. Innovative force-sensing technology makes the robot stops operating when encountering an employee, eliminating the need for safety guarding in most scenarios. “The out-of-box experience” with a collaborative UR robot is typically less than an hour. That’s the time it takes an untrained operator to unpack the robot, mount it, and program the first simple tasks.
Programming is intuitive; users simply grab the robot arm to teach the desired movement, or use the touch screen. Product portfolio includes the UR3, UR5 and UR10 robot arms named after their payloads in kilos, they all feature 0.1 mm repeatability and span in reach from 19.7” in to 51.2”. Average payback period is between 6-8 months.
The company is headquartered in Odense, Denmark, where all development and production is carried out. U.S. offices are located in New York, Ann Arbor, Los Angeles and Dallas.