The tedious job of loading and unloading components into machines has lengthy been a bread-and-butter utility for cobots gaining important traction within the business. With its 1,750 mm (68.9 in) attain and 20kg payload (44.1 lbs.), the brand new UR20 from Common Robots tremendously expands automation alternatives resembling the power to achieve additional into machines, have a tendency a number of machines in the identical cycle, and deal with 25% heavier components. Regardless of being UR’s heaviest robotic, the UR20 is the lightest cobot in its class, weighing solely 64kg (141.1 lbs.) making it each a flexible technical software and a handbook laborer.
“Greater than half of all U.S. manufacturing duties are automatable, a truth that companies begin to understand as they merely can not fill open positions,” says Common Robots’ senior supervisor of functions growth and strategic advertising and marketing, Joe Campbell. “We’re launching a redefined cobot that has been utterly re-engineered from the bottom up, targeted on releasing up extra manpower inside a variety of human-scale automation duties.”
At Common Robots’ IMTS sales space 236949, attendees will expertise first-hand what that appears like because the UR20 hundreds and unloads heavy workpieces right into a machine fixture requiring a protracted attain. “We have now utterly re-engineered the cobot’s field-serviceable joints, that ship 30% extra velocity and torque inside a closed capsule,” says Common Robots’ VP of innovation and technique, Anders Beck, explaining how the UR20’s base joint produces 700 Newton-meters of torque. “That is greater than a efficiency mannequin Tesla produces on all of its wheels. Even with the rise in attain and torque, we’ve managed to retain the cobot’s 50 microns repeatability, whereas nonetheless utilizing normal single-phase energy.”
Common Robots additionally saved the intuitive person interface, pioneered by the corporate, whereas incorporating superior software program enhancements, giving customers unprecedented movement management capabilities. The quickly increasing UR+ ecosystem of third-party parts and utility kits, licensed to be plug-and-play with UR cobots, additionally helps the UR20. At IMTS, UR+ associate SCHUNK, will launch the EGU common parallel electrical gripper with the power to deal with various half dimensions. The brand new gripper integrates seamlessly with the brand new UR20through a URCap (software program handshake between the peripheral and the robotic arm).
Rising variety of UR cobot-powered OEM options showcased
Common Robots not too long ago posted a sturdy 30% progress throughout the primary two quarters of 2022 in comparison with the primary half of 2021. A big contributor to UR’s progress is OEMs that now more and more incorporate UR cobots into full options, a gross sales channel that grew 39% year-over-year. At IMTS, UR has invited a number of OEM and UR+ companions to its sales space, together with Vectis Automation, Hirebotics, VersaBuilt Robotics, Robotiq, Kane Robotics, PCC Robotics, and Mid Atlantic Equipment.
New functions for fabricating, machine tending and ending duties
For fabricators, Vectis Automation will demo the water-cooled model of its Cobot Welding Device, delivering heavy responsibility welds together with the Vectis Cobot Plasma Reducing Device that permits advanced cuts on high-mix 3D components and tubes for a fraction of the price of current 3D form slicing automation. Hirebotics will showcase its Cobot Welder with a rotary positioner to reveal how the system can talk with positioners to weld components that are not attainable with simply the cobot. The Press Brake Operator Bundle from Mid Atlantic Equipment showcases a UR10e on a modular components cart with a machine software interface and a zone security scanner that ensures store security.
New modern methods for cobots to work together with CNCs will probably be highlighted by Robotiq’s new Machine Tending Answer that emulates the machine operator without having to switch or alter the machine controls. Since it’s non-intrusive, the brand new Robotiq resolution will work with any model of CNC. VersaBuilt’s UR+ licensed Mill Automation System with a MultiGrip automation work-holding will enable machinists to simply add any new CNC components that may be held with a vise. PCC Robotics will reveal an environment friendly machine cell setup as a UR10e geared up with OnRobot’s twin 3FG15 gripper mounted on EasyRobotics’ ProFeeder feeds components to an air vise.
For a of completion, Kane Robotics will present the GRIT™ XL-X robotic system that’s very best for sanding, grinding and ending, together with personalized programming and sturdy knowledge options.
Free cobot coaching classes on the present
Attendees trying to make use of cobots for automation duties however uncertain the place to start or how you can program, are invited to attend free hands-on coaching classes inside McCormick Place at IMTS, every session tailor-made a particular utility taught by licensed UR product trainers. “Our cobots will probably be in additional than 20 different cubicles on the present as nicely, every showcasing alternative ways to include cobots into machining functions,” says UR’s Joe Campbell. “We’re trying ahead to fulfill each IMTS attendee irrespective of the place they’re at of their automation journey.”
About Common Robots
Common Robots goals to empower change in the way in which work is finished utilizing its modern robotics platform. Since introducing the world’s first commercially viable collaborative robotic (cobot) in 2008, UR has developed a product portfolio together with the UR3e, UR5e, UR10e, UR16e, and UR20 reflecting a variety of reaches and payloads. Every mannequin is supported by a wide array of end-effectors, software program, equipment and utility kits within the UR+ ecosystem. This enables the cobots for use throughout a variety of industries and signifies that they are often redeployed throughout various duties. The corporate, which is a part of Teradyne Inc., is headquartered in Odense, Denmark, and has workplaces within the USA, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, the Czech Republic, Romania, Turkey, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Mexico. Common Robots has put in over 50,000 cobots worldwide. For extra data, please go to www.universal-robots.com or learn our weblog at weblog.universal-robots.com.