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 now ready to cover North and South America with repair services, offering overnight delivery of spare parts in North America.  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 alternative solution.  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 has developed a new 3D vision-guided application for random bin picking with UR robots.  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 started out in Denmark, Universal Robots is now part of the US industrial giant TeradyneContinue reading IFR’s projected growth of collaborative robots market ‘in line’ with Universal expectations

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 integrator, Allied Technology, has taken a new approach.

“We believe a robot cell should be modular, flexible, and easy to use. The systems we design are scalable and allow for a company to easily make changes when production has new requirements or a new product to run,” says president of Allied Technology, Mike Halley.

Halley adds that Universal Robots has given Allied Technology a great advantage in a market where high mix/low volume is becoming the norm.  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.  Continue reading Robotiq launches online monitoring tool for Universal Robots

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 the facility.  Continue reading Glassblower Hofmann employs Universal Robots machine to manage delicate glass process

On Robot launches customizable grippers for collaborative robots tasked with multi-size objects

On Robot, a Danish manufacturer of electric grippers for collaborative robots, has launched a “flexible and energy-efficient” gripper for cobots tasked with handling objects of various sizes. 

On Robot says the new gripper is easy to install on the arm of a cobot and simple to program.

The RG6 gripper is a bigger and stronger version of the company’s popular RG2, with higher payload than other two-finger collaborative grippers available on the market today.  Continue reading On Robot launches customizable grippers for collaborative robots tasked with multi-size objects

Universal Robots to showcase expanding ecosystem of solutions at Automate 2017

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Universal Robots to exhibit what it calls “7th axis capability” at this year’s Automate event. 

The collaborative robots maker will also exhibit new force torque sensors, augmented reality-assisted assembly, and a wide range of other new partner solutions certified to work with UR robots through the Universal Robots+ platform.

Occupying one of the largest booths at Automate 2017 in Chicago, April 3-6, the cobot manufacturer will showcase more than 20 new Universal Robots+ products from 14 different developers.  Continue reading Universal Robots to showcase expanding ecosystem of solutions at Automate 2017

Interview with Universal Robots boss: ‘I don’t see any limits’

Jürgen von Hollen, the new president of Universal Robots
Jürgen von Hollen, the new president of Universal Robots

In October 2016, Jürgen von Hollen joined Universal Robots as new president. After almost two months full of work, he felt that time has come to draw an initial summary. 

Here, von Hollen shares some insights on his personal impressions, his vision and the Universal robots strategy.  Continue reading Interview with Universal Robots boss: ‘I don’t see any limits’