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Collaborative Robotic Arms - Latest News
Ease of programming, versatility, and a fast payback period are just some of the reasons why manufacturers should consider investing in collaborative robots.
Yaskawa introduced the HC20XP collaborative robot with a 20 kg payload and 1,700 mm maximum reach for material handling, machine tending and assembly tasks.
Cambrian Intelligence is giving collaborative robot arms skills for manufacturing tasks such as pick and place, binpicking, cable insertion and more.
Kassow Robots, founded by a former Universal Robots co-founder, introduced the KR1410 cobot and started production of the KR 1805.
UR+ ecosystem is expanding today by adding “plug-and-produce” application kits that make it easier to automation among widely used applications.
MODEX will be the launch pad for supply chain solutions from Universal Robots, including the Quick Development Kit and a palletizer and de-palletizer.
A group of research centers, chambers of commerce and knowledge institutes across four European countries is offering to support small and midsize manufacturing companies in integrating collaborative robots into their production processes. The COTEMACO project, a group with members from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the U.K., will offer SMEs within the automotive and food […]
New gripper options and sensors are widening manufacturing applications for collaborative robots, according to experts from Gibson Engineering and Robotiq.
The new Gecko Single Pad gripper is designed for smaller industrial applications but still uses the same innovative technology as its larger siblings.
Recent developments in AI are helping cobots to improve efficiency for industrial production, as this webinar will show.
In this month’s issue of The Robot Report, a special print insert in Design World, we get a grip on robotic manipulation and end-of-arm tooling.
A new cable-management kit from igus uses the company’s triflex R links and hook-and-loop mounting brackets to work with collaborative robot arms from any manufacturer.
Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) and Universal Robots (UR), along with their US-based parent company Teradyne, are investing $36 million into the construction of a “cobot hub” in Odense, Denmark. Both MiR and UR are based in Odense, which the companies call the “cobot capital of the world.” MiR and UR are leaders in autonomous mobile […]
Productive Robotics, a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based developer of collaborative robot arms, launched a software update for its line of OB7 cobots. The software update enhances the connectivity features of the OB7 cobots. The company said the updates include: The ability for OB7 cobots to directly monitor and control machines they’re working with. This includes instant connection […]
To address the growing demand for safe collaborative robots in manufacturing, TE Connectivity (TE) has designed a safety torque sensor with integrated and improved functional safety, including increased accuracy and speed, in the next generation of human-robot collaboration. TE’s ring-shaped safety torque sensor, which can be integrated at each cobot joint, meets the new level […]
Tomenson Machine Works is a third-generation, family-owned manufacturer of precision hydraulic manifolds used in a variety of machinery across the agricultural, mining, and construction industries. Founded in 1977 by Thomas Roake, the Chicago-based company has become a world leader in hydraulic manifolds with the products now considered a “gold standard” in the industry. The company turned […]
Universal Robots has launched a new cobot leasing program in collaboration with DLL, a global vendor finance company. The partnership enables manufacturers of all sizes to reap the benefits of automation without worrying about cash flow and seasonal fluctuations. DLL offers custom financing and leasing programs that can be changed as business needs change. Customers […]
In the automotive industry, vehicle fog lights have typically been adjusted manually by humans. To provide relief for human workers of this ergonomically-unfriendly task, and to improve the overall adjustment process, Ford VOME (Vehicle Operation Manufacturing Engineering), Dürr Assembly Products and KUKA jointly developed an automated alternative to the conventional process as part of a feasibility […]
The Danish division of Carlsberg, one of the leading brewery groups in the world, was looking to improve safety conditions for employees at its factory in Fredericia, Denmark. To do so, Carlsberg adopted two collaborative robots (cobots) from Universal Robots. With the cobots, Carlsberg has significantly improved staff safety and taken steps towards achieving zero […]