To address labor shortages and long cycle times, New England Union Company deployed a UR10e cobot arm and ActiNav bin picking system to run untended all night long.
These recognitions will help schools immensely when they apply for funding to get cobots into classrooms, while also ensuring the courses they offer are recognized and wanted by the industries that employ their graduates.
This marks a 2.6% increase from the $76 million UR earned in Q2 2021, but it’s a massive 46% increase year over year and a 31% increase from Q3 2019.
miniPAL 2.0 features the enhanced UR10e cobot arm that increases the system’s payload to 27.55 lbs (12.5 kg).
FABTECH 2021 is the launchpad for innovative new cobot applications including heavy-duty water-cooled welding, hardfacing, plasma cutting and flexible machine loading.
The cobot welding system freed up workers to focus on more ergonomic, higher-value tasks such as fabricating and tacking.
Learn how UR+ approved products are tested and certified, and how the UR+ program is driving market growth into an increasing number of applications and supporting faster system integrations.
UR is on pace to sell 1,000 cobots into welding applications in 2021, which is more than triple the pace from 2020.
Universal Robots also expanded its network of ActiNav Solution Providers, a vetted and select group of systems integrators.
Leading cobot experts will review most critical issues for the safe operation of cobots, including standards efforts, risk assessments, and safety technologies.
With the ability to now handle 27.55 lb, the UR10e will be opened up to applications such as palletizing, machine tending, and packaging. The price of the UR10e won’t change.
Universal Robots, PickNik, and Forschungszentrum Informatik released a beta version of a ROS 2 driver. The driver works across UR’s entire cobot line, including the newer e-Series cobots.
Universal Robots generated $66 million in revenue from sales of collaborative robot arms in Q1.
ActiNav combines real-time autonomous motion control, UR cobots, vision and sensor systems to automate bin picking tasks or machine tending applications.
Learn about a combination of technologies that power ActiNav’s next-gen machine loading, delivering precise, consistent and agile picks.
The interaction of the eviXscan 3D scanner with UR’s cobots is possible due to a extension (URCap) to the cobot software. It enables the cobot to communicate with the eviXscan 3D Suite scanner software.
With the TIA portal’s integrated design, users can now independently implement the UR cobots within major production lines and teach them functions such as jog mode or path point creation.
Safety system monitors two protective fields simultaneously around a cobot, making it possible to dynamically reduce or stop the robot’s movement only when a person is too close to the working area.
Allied Moulded said using manual labor on bin-picking applications produces inconsistent results.
Povlsen, a Danish native, held various executive business and technology leadership roles at Schneider Electric, a global energy management and automation company.