Collaborative Robots (Cobots)

Collaborative Robots (Cobots) are revolutionizing the manufacturing landscape by offering a flexible and user-friendly alternative to traditional industrial robots. While traditional robots are large, static, and costly, cobots work directly alongside people without safety cages or fencing.

This ease of integration extends their use from standard industrial tasks such as machine tending, welding, and palletizing to diverse fields such as agriculture, medical, and pharmaceutical sectors.

Through their consistent performance, cobots boost production output, enhance product quality, and democratize automation. This makes collaborative robots accessible not only for large businesses but for all.

Traditional manufacturing robots are large and suited for big businesses with high-volume, repetitive tasks. They are common in automotive factories and are sturdy but not very flexible. 

However, the introduction of collaborative robots, or cobots, is changing the industry. These cobots are affordable and help small to mid-sized manufacturers compete effectively. They are more than just cost-effective robotic arms; they allow automation of processes that were once too expensive.

Cobots help address labor shortages in less appealing jobs and increase productivity and competitiveness. Their cost is comparable to a factory worker's annual salary, much lower than the high integration costs of traditional robots. Cobots are therefore a revolutionary option for modern manufacturers.



Traditional Industrial Robots vs. Universal Robots' Cobots

Universal Robots' collaborative robots (cobots) mark a significant shift from traditional industrial robots. Unlike the larger, rigid traditional robots designed for repetitive, high-volume tasks, these cobots are compact, flexible, and user-friendly. They easily integrate into various production environments, making them suitable for a wide range of applications.

These cobots stand out for their adaptability. They can be reprogrammed and relocated to meet changing manufacturing needs, offering a versatile and cost-effective solution. This flexibility makes Universal Robots' cobots a preferred choice over traditional industrial robots for businesses seeking efficient, adaptable robotic solutions.



Available Universal Robots e-series Cobot Models:

Universal Robots produce a collaborative robotic arm. It is extremely flexible and easy to use in the day-to-day production. It differs from anything else in the market because it is lightweight, simple for any non-robot expert to re-program, and is easily moved around production facilities.


The Universal Robots Cobot - The UR20

 

Universal Robots' UR20 is a state-of-the-art collaborative robot (cobot) that can manage substantial payloads up to 20 kilograms, making it perfect for handling heavy-duty tasks such as material handling and machine tending.

The UR20 is designed with sophisticated safety features and an intuitive user interface that simplifies setup and programming, enhancing the safety and efficiency of collaborative workspaces. In addition, its integrated Force/Torque sensor ensures superior precision in position repeatability, force, and torque measurements.

This level of reliability and versatility makes the UR20 an exceptional choice for a wide range of industrial applications.


Cobot Accessories:

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Tool Changers

A tool changer is a device fixed on the wrist of the robot that allows the robotic cell to switch from one tool to another. This equates to having several tools in the same area to complete a particular set of tasks.

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Grippers

Grippers attach to the cobot and enable it to complete a number of handy functions. 


Cobot Markets:

Food & Agriculture

Food and agriculture production takes place round the clock 24/7. Robots are able to work at all times, which leads to less waste and faster production compared to human labor. Cobots can also operate in extreme conditions. As a result, more companies in the food production sector are turning to cobots to support human labor.

Electronics & Technology

Cobots are used by manufacturers of lighting, mobile phones, speakers, computers, and more. This is because collaborative robots are easier to program than typical industrial robots and can be programmed by non-experts.

Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals

The production of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and medical equipment requires utmost precision. UR cobots are regularly used to mix, count, and dispense a variety of materials.


Cobot Applications:

There are many collaborative robot applications across all industries. These include assembly, dispensing, finishing, machine tending, material handling, welding, material removal, quality inspections, and more.


Cobot Products:

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UR30 Robot by Universal Robotics

UR30 Robot

With 30kg of lifting capacity and a 1300mm reach.

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UR3e by Universal Robotics

UR3e

A smaller table-top robot, perfect for light assembly tasks and automated workbench scenarios.

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UR5e by Universal Robotics

UR5e

A flexible and lightweight robotic arm with diverse application coverage and rapid/flexible deployment.

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UR10e by Universal Robotics

UR10e

An Industrial robot arm with long reach for wide workspaces, diverse application coverage and rapid deployment.

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UR16e by Universal Robotics

UR16e

For heavy machine tending, massive pick and place, and voluminous packaging.

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UR20 by Universal Robotics

UR20

Handles more tasks with 1750 mm reach and 20 kg payload capacity.

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