Focus on COBOT Applications

Sponsored by Universal Robots

This site was developed to help educate manufacturers and others in the automation industry about collaborative robots, the fastest growing segment in industrial automation. It is hosted by WTWH Media and sponsored by Universal Robots, the market leader in collaborative robots (cobots). Whether you’re just starting to learn about cobots or you’re knee-deep with your fifth cobot integration, this site will provide helpful information, offered through white papers, case study videos, events, literature and educational webinars.

If you’re ready to move forward with a cobot consultation or purchase, please reach out to Universal Robots directly.

Collaborative Robots and Machine Tending

This white paper takes an in-depth look at machine tending operations within today’s factories, and how cobots help machine shops free up valuable personnel, increase capacity while improving quality, and breathe new life into idle equipment.

More White Papers

Building the Case for Robotic Automation

Improving Production Quality with Cobots

Cobots vs COVID

Cobots & Lean Integrators

This white paper lists ten benefits of automating with collaborative robots and how to quantify those benefits to secure funding approval within your organization.

This new white paper to demonstrates why four world leaders in quality systems have chosen Universal Robots to be their standard robot product offering.

This white paper explores how collaborative automation uniquely positions manufacturers to quickly pivot their production, ensure social distancing requirements, and improve productivity in a post-COVID manufacturing environment.

This white paper discusses how increases in robotics technology have led to a rise in lean integrators, whose focused areas of expertise are critical to delivering automation benefits for small to medium enterprises.

Case Studies

New ActiNav Addresses Labor Shortages & Improves Consistency

Allied Moulded chose Universal Robots’ new ActiNav system to automate an important bin-picking application. The enabled the company to reduce overtime, move workers to more ergonomic tasks and improve production consistency.

ActiNav Boosts Competitiveness, Empowers Workers & Extends Legacy Equipment Lifespan

PrecisionForm, a market leader in small custom metal parts, was challenged to automate the task of picking parts in deep bins and inserting them into a CNC machine.

Cobots Take Over Undesirable Tasks; Optimize Assembly & Packaging by 30%

Darex, a manufacturer of drill and knife sharpeners implemented cobots for screw-driving and box-erecting applications and optimized its assembly and packaging operations by 30 percent.


e-Series Brochure

Automotive Ebook

Metal/Machining Ebook

Meet the e-Series cobot from Universal Robots featuring a built-in force torque sensor. There are boundless applications this cobot can do, from packaging and palletizing to machine tending and assembly.

This ebook describes the benefits of collaborative robots in automotive, provides examples of tasks that cobots can take over, and links to three real-world case studies showing successful cobots in the automotive space.

This ebook describes the benefits of collaborative robots in the metals industry, provides examples of tasks that cobots can take over, and links to real-world case studies showing successful cobots in metalworking and machining.


Next-Generation Cobot-Enabled Machine Loading

Collaborative Robots: Are They as Safe as They Sound?

Cobot Connectivity: How to Communicate with your Cobot like a Pro

In this webinar you’ll learn about a unique combination of technologies that power ActiNav’s next generation machine loading, delivering precise, consistent and agile picks. If you need unmanned operation, high reliability, flexibility, and simple programming, attend this webinar to learn more.

This webinar provides insight into cobot safety, looking at how cobots are safer than "old" industrial robots, defining terms such as "power and force limiting" and "protective stop," and exploring the importance of risk assessments.

Join this webinar to learn the ins and outs of basic cobot programming, regardless of previous experience. You will learn how easy it is to use the Universal Robots teach pendant, why and how to use the program wizards and what the possibilities of seamless integration look like.

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