Astounding growth at Universal Robots sees company sell 20,000 industrial robots

Universal Robots, one of the first companies to launch a collaborative industrial robot, says it has sold 10,000 more units since Robotics and Automation News last did a count.  In a statement to the website, a spokesperson for the company says while Robotics and Automation News has been reporting that it has so far sold … Continue reading Astounding growth at Universal Robots sees company sell 20,000 industrial robots

Universal Robots puts on a show in Singapore for people interested in its technologies

The Singapore business unit of Universal Robots has put on what it called a “roadshow” for people interested in its collaborative robots and associated technologies. Established a couple of years ago as Universal’s Asia-Pacific headquarters, the Singapore branch has been enthusiastic in its work in promoting the company’s machines to the local market. The Universal Robots … Continue reading Universal Robots puts on a show in Singapore for people interested in its technologies

Universal Robots opens new repair center enabling overnight deliveries in North America

Universal Robots, which is believed to be the first and largest manufacturer of collaborative robots, has opened a new repair centre through which it will be able to deliver its machines and components overnight.  The 400 square metre center is adjacent to Universal Robots’ Americas headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The company says it is … Continue reading Universal Robots opens new repair center enabling overnight deliveries in North America

Universal Robots and ARC Specialties launch MIG welding system at FabTech

Universal Robots and ARC Specialties have launched their MIG welding system at FabTech 2017 in Chicago. The companies say SnapWeld Collaborative Robotic Welding features “seamless hardware and software integration” through the Universal Robots+ product platform. Universal says SnapWeld gives small job shops struggling with the budget, programming and space requirements of traditional welding robots an … Continue reading Universal Robots and ARC Specialties launch MIG welding system at FabTech

Integro Technologies and Universal Robots to launch new 
3D pick-n-place system at South-Tec

Integro Technologies, a certified integrator for Universal Robots, has designed and developed a 3D pick-n-place system that will be displayed at the South-Tech event in Greenville, South Carolina, from October 24-26. Integro says it realizes that collaborative robot arms from Universal Robots are helping manufacturers step into Industry 4.0 seamlessly and safely. So, the company … Continue reading Integro Technologies and Universal Robots to launch new 
3D pick-n-place system at South-Tec

IFR’s projected growth of collaborative robots market ‘in line’ with Universal expectations

  The International Federation of Robotics’ new report into the global industrial robotics market predicts significant growth in the collaborative robotics segment. Universal Robots is widely regarded as the market leader in collaborative robots, having been the first to launch such machines almost 10 years ago and having sold more than 10,000 units since. Having … Continue reading IFR’s projected growth of collaborative robots market ‘in line’ with Universal expectations

Universal Logic to supply 100 Neocortex robotic systems for Agricultural Robotics

  Universal Logic is to provide 100 of its Neocortex robotic systems to Agricultural Robotics.  The two companies have entered a memorandum of understanding which stipulates the provision of artificial intelligence systems for automation in agriculture. Agricultural Robotics is a consortium of strawberry plant suppliers representing 80 per cent of the strawberry nursery production in … Continue reading Universal Logic to supply 100 Neocortex robotic systems for Agricultural Robotics

Universal Robots to exhibit new scalable solutions for fast-changing market at Pack Expo 2017

  Universal Robots is showcasing a new cobot-assisted, mobile and modular tabletop system featuring vision-guided multiple part feeding and kitting with conveyor tracking and case loading/unloading at Pack Expo. While most robotic cells and automated machinery in the market are stationary solutions designed to complete one task for their usable life, Universal Robots certified system … Continue reading Universal Robots to exhibit new scalable solutions for fast-changing market at Pack Expo 2017

Robotiq launches online monitoring tool for Universal Robots

  Robotiq has launched an online tool which enables the monitoring of Universal Robots machines.  The web application is called Insights and the company says it can measure a Universal Robots machine’s performance. Insights also provides a real-time view of the robot’s key performance indicators in operation, says Robotiq. 

Glassblower Hofmann employs Universal Robots machine to manage delicate glass process

Traditional glassblowing company Hofmann Glastechnik is utilising two collaborative robots to automate a part of the production process.  The Universal Robots machines are tasked with picking and placing highly sensitive glass tubes into a forming machine. This relieves the family-owned company’s human employees from what is one of the most repetitive and monotonous tasks in … Continue reading Glassblower Hofmann employs Universal Robots machine to manage delicate glass process

Software developer and integrator Universal Logic receives order for 60 Yaskawa Neocortex AI robotic work cells

An industrial technology integrator called Universal Logic says it has receieved a large order for 60 of its specially designed robotic work cells.  The company has developed a software-intense work cell which it calls Neocortex, aimed at supply chains and logistics operations which require automated material handling systems for high-mix, high volume applications. Universal Logic’s Neocortex … Continue reading Software developer and integrator Universal Logic receives order for 60 Yaskawa Neocortex AI robotic work cells

Xiamen installs 64 Universal Robots machines on production line

One of the world’s largest manufacturers of bathroom accessories and auto parts, Xiamen Runner Industrial Corporation in China, has installed 64 Universal Robots arms to upgrade the efficiency of the production process by establishing a highly-efficient, flexible, and reliable production line. The UR robots are installed in 10 different applications ranging from injection molding machine … Continue reading Xiamen installs 64 Universal Robots machines on production line

Oticon uses Universal Robots machine to manipulate tiny little components inside hearing aid

New robot lends precision and reliability to the production of hearing aids, says Oticon Hearing aid device manufacturer Oticon required a more flexible robot to handle the tiny hearing device components in its production. The company had been using robot technology for the past 10 years. But, as the minute components became increasingly smaller in … Continue reading Oticon uses Universal Robots machine to manipulate tiny little components inside hearing aid

Universal Robots and partners to demonstrate ‘next generation’ collaborative robot technology at ATX East

  Universal Robots is planning to showcase a range of new technologies and partnerships at ATX East, said to the largest annual design and manufacturing event on the US East Coast. This year, the keynote speaker at the event will be Steve “Woz” Wozniak, co-founder of Apple and currently chief scientist at Primary Data. Attendees … Continue reading Universal Robots and partners to demonstrate ‘next generation’ collaborative robot technology at ATX East

Robotic Vision Technologies and Universal Robots introduce 3D cobot packaging application

Robotic Vision Technologies will be a co-exhibitor at EastPack 2017, on June 13-15, 2017 with the world’s largest collaborative robot maker Universal Robots. RVT will be demonstrating its new collaborative 3D vision guidance software on a Universal Robot UR5. The 3D cobot packaging solution can be seen at EastPack ATX 2017 in East Booth 2529 … Continue reading Robotic Vision Technologies and Universal Robots introduce 3D cobot packaging application