Collaborative robots (cobots) are lightweight robotic arms that handle a wide range of applications to automate repetitive tasks, usually conducted by workers. They are designed to share a workspace with humans, making automation more accessible than ever before for businesses of all sizes and can be brought into play in a wide variety of applications.
The Universal Robots range of collaborative robots, or cobots, offers four payload options: 3, 5, 12.5, 16, 20 and 30kg.
The Universal Robots UR3e is an ultra-lightweight, compact collaborative industrial robot ideal for tabletop applications. Its small footprint makes it ideal to be built directly inside machinery or in other tight workspaces. While the cobot can be mounted on a table, working side-by-side with employees, it can also be integrated within a separate workstation for solutions, including picking, assembling, and placing parts. Its ±360-degree rotation on all wrist joints and infinite rotation on the end joint make it well-suited for light assembly and screw-driving applications.
Built with the future in mind, the UR5e is designed to grow in capability alongside your business, a springboard to improved product quality and productivity, so you will always be able to stay ahead of the competition. Equipped with intuitive programming, versatile use and an almost endless list of opportunities for add-ons, the UR5e is able to complement production regardless of your industry, company size or product nature.
Matching your need to lift light to medium-sized objects, the UR5e reaches 200 mm further than an average worker’s arm. This comes in handy when items need to be placed within machines or a task needs to be completed outside the reach of your employees.
The UR5e strikes the perfect balance between size and power.
One of the most popular collaborative industrial cobots, the Universal Robots UR10e is a highly versatile collaborative industrial robot arm with a high payload (12.5kg) and long-reach capability. Its 1300mm reach spans wide workspaces without compromising precision or payload performance. The UR10e addresses various applications in machine tending, palletising, welding and packaging.
The UR10e makes collaborative automation accessible to your business.
The UR16e is a smaller, heavy-duty industrial collaborative robot. When space is limited, but you need to handle large and heavy workpieces or objects, the UR16e is the perfect choice.
The Universal Robots UR16e delivers an impressive 16kg (35.3 lbs.) of payload within a small footprint. It is ideal for heavy machine tending, material handling, packaging, and screw and nut driving applications. This powerhouse robot allows for heavier end-of-arm tooling and multi-part handling and is especially useful for achieving shorter cycle times.
While payload and reach are certainly important factors in choosing a cobot, there are other features that define a modern cobot: accessibility, space consumption, deployment options, software features, and sustainability. The UR20 meets all of these criteria while offering the longest reach and heaviest payload capabilities of all the UR cobots.
With a 1750 mm reach and 20 kg payload capacity, UR’s next-generation cobot handles more tasks, fits more applications, and assists in more environments than ever before.
The UR20 is the first in Universal Robots’ next generation of industrial cobots designed to take performance to new heights while embracing the UR hallmarks of versatility, usability and small footprints.
Building off the same architecture as the UR20, the UR30 offers extraordinary lift in a compact footprint with superior motion control, ensuring the perfect placement of large payloads.
Boasting 30% more torque the UR30 opens the door for high torque drilling and the 30kg payload brings productivity to everything from machine tending with multiple grippers to palletising heavy parts.
To show the possibilities first-hand and the simplistic nature of collaborative robots, SP Elements can arrange to demo on-site with clients. This will also allow us to demonstrate that no previous robot programming experience is required.
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