Universal Robots e-Series Cobots
Collaborative robots pioneer Universal Robots (UR) unveiled its e-Series 6-axis cobot arms. The UR3e, UR5e, and UR10e offer more precision and sensitivity, enabling a wider range of applications, faster set-up times and new safety features. The cobots will start shipping to customers on August 1. The older cobot arms will still be sold.
The e-Series doesn’t look much different on the outside from UR’s older models. But it’s what’s inside the UR3e (3kg payload, 500mm reach), UR5e (5kg payload, 850mm reach) and UR10e (10kg payload, 1300mm reach) that counts. Here’s a quick breakdown of the major new benefits of the e-Series:
- A built-in force torque sensor at the wrist
- A 500Hz bus frequency
- A larger and higher resolution teach pendant
- New software interface
- 17 safety features, including the ability to program stopping time and stopping distance
With the built-in FT sensor, UR said its range of applications has broadened significantly, especially to applications that require more sensitivity. The UR+ family of third-party accessories will be compatible with the new e-Series.