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 […]
The certified URCap software provides a unified interface for the new versions of OnRobot’s RG2, RG6, and VG10 grippers with Universal Robots’ cobots.
RCM Industries deployed UR10e collaborative robot arms to automate precise and repetitive tasks, improving its global competitiveness and retaining high-value U.S. workers.
OnRobot’s One-System Solution enables multiple robots to easily integrate with its end-of-arm tools. The Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program recognized it with a Gold Award, to be presented at the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum.
Collaborative robots, mobile platforms, autonomous trucks, and even drones can help manufacturers respond to the widening talent gap and improve workforce opportunities.
Universal Robots and Mobile Industrial Robots said the new collaborative automation hub in Barcelona will promote the development and use of cobot arms and autonomous mobile robots in Southern Europe.
Soft Robotics has made its pneumatic grippers portable with the new coDrive technology, enabling a range of collaborative robotics applications.
Teradyne built its business around automatic test equipment for electronics. This still accounts for 75% of the $2.1 billion revenue Teradyne made in 2018. This is a mature market that is unlikely to yield significant growth in the long-term future. As a result, Teradyne embarked on a series of acquisitions for key industrial robotics start-ups. With…
Welding is in dire need of help because of skilled labor shortages. Collaborative robots from Universal Robots will be part of three new welding tools on display at FABTECH 2019.
There is now an official Robot Operating System (ROS) driver that is compatible with Universal Robots collaborative robots. Third-party developers have created ROS drivers for UR, but the world’s leading cobot company has never before supported or developed any of these drivers. The ROS driver works with all UR cobots that come with a CB3 or…
Zippertubing found that a UR5 cobot helped it automate a tedious task, leading to better quality products and addressing worker turnover.
Universal Robots added the UR16e collaborative robot to its e-Series line-up that was first introduced in June 2018. The UR16e features a 16 kg (35 lbs) payload, which is the company’s strongest cobot ever. The UR16e also has a 900 mm reach and ± 0.05 mm repeatability. The UR3e, UR5e and UR10e, the other cobots in UR’s e-Series,…
Air Hydro Power, which already sells and supports collaborative robots from Universal Robots, is now also a certified UR training center.
thyssenkrupp Bilstein Suspension is a global company known for it innovation in chassis engineering. With production facilities in Asia, Europe and North and South America, the company supplies a complete range of damping and suspension products. Challenge thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America’s manufacturing plant in Hamilton, Ohio was facing an increase in customer demands combined with…
Providing the right motor for small precision devices can be challenging, as New Scale Robotics found when it designed a parallel gripper for cobots.
Hirebotics’ BotX Welder uses UR10e cobots to automate arc welding in response to a shortage of skilled welders.
Phillips Corp. and Universal Robots are working together to help small and midsize manufacturers apply UR collaborative robots to tending Haas Automation CNC machines.
Ket-Met, a Finnish subcontract machine tooling shop, found that its existing CNC machines required too much manpower to stay competitive. It reduced machine hour costs by 40% with UR cobots.
In July 2019, investments in robotics, autonomous vehicles, and drones increased, despite a decline in the number of transactions.
As demand for collaborative robots grows, so too must suppliers of end-of-arm tooling. OnRobot, which makes the Gecko gripper, opened its first U.S. R&D office in California.
PHD has released a new jaw-travel option for its GRR grippers, offered the Pneu-Connect X2 with dual grippers, and announced seventh-axis transition plates for its Series ESU and UR cobots.
New Scale Robotics (NSR) has announced the first multi-tool mounting system for Universal Robots (UR) e-Series cobots. The NSR-MTM-3-URe Multi-Tool Mount (NSR-MTM) allows users to mount and control up to three grippers or other tools on one UR e-Series cobot. The NSR-MTM System allows users to quickly set up and perform multiple processes with one robot.…