News: 24 March - 2015
New UR3: 3 kg payload and radius reach of 500 mm.
Universal Robots UR3 is a flexiable collaborative industrial robot for production environments ideal for small workshops to large production enviorments for automatic carrying out tasks. Other areas of use is R&B, scientific, pharmaceutical, electronics and technology facilities for tasks such as machine tending, pick & place, assembly mounting of objects, gluing, screwing, operating tools, soldering and painting.
With a small footprint and leight weight of 11 kg. allowing the UR3 to be deployed in tight spaces. The UR3 also has InfiniteSpin™ on the last joint, optimal for screwing tasks without having to add additional devices.
With the teach mode and innovative graphic user interface the Universal Robots UR3 is very accessible to program and fast to set up.
New release of Universal-Robots generation CB3:
Eight new adjustable safety rated functions, Universal Robots presents the robot that can adapt advanced safety settings to each specific application. The third generation of the UR5 and UR10 robot arms also comes equipped with True Absolute Encoders that eliminate the need for re-initializing the robot, enabling automatic start-up and easier integration into other machinery.
“When a human enters the robot’s work-cell, the robot arm can operate in reduced mode, and then resume full speed when he leaves again. Or, the robot can run full speed inside a CNC machine for example, and then reduced speed when outside.”
To achieve a switch between normal and reduced safety mode, eight safety functions are monitored by the new patented safety system: Joint positions and speeds, TCP positions, orientation, speed and force, as well as the momentum and power of the robot. The settings can only be changed in a password protected area.
Knows its position upon power-up
A key innovation of Universal Robots’ new generation of collaborative robots is the True Absolute Encoders, allowing the robot to achieve faster start-up because its position is recognized upon power-up.
With the integration of the True Absolute Encoder, our robot-arms can be integrated even more easily into other machineries while start-up also becomes much faster and simpler for all applications.
Based on user feedback:
The robot arms UR5 and UR10 are now equipped with numerous new features, Universal Robots remains true to its approach of user-friendly, lightweight robots. The visual appearance of the six-jointed UR5 and UR10 robot arms, with a payload of 5/10 kilos respectively, remains unchanged. But inside of the robot arm itself, as well as in the controller, are more hidden surprises; Sixteen additional digital I/Os doubles the number of built-in I/Os which are easy to configure either as digital signals or as safety signals. The control box has a revised design and a rebuilt controller to further improve the possibilities for connecting equipment to the control boxes.
All the new features of the 3rd generation robots have been certified by TÜV (Technischer Überwachungs-Verein - a German organization that work to validate the safety of products) and tested in accordance with EN ISO 13849:2008 PL d and EN ISO 10218-1:2011, Clause 5.4.3.
The robot is designed, developed, and manufactured by Universal-Robots in Denmark, on the basis of a creative and innovative idea with high emphasis on quality.
The Universal-Robots is a high quality but low-cost industrial robot
that is fast to implement because can be a cobot (collaborative robot) and because of its innovative programming method. User programs can be made directly from the Polyscope GUI (Graphic User Interface), as the Linux OS platform and Polyscope robot-programming developer facility needed for programming the robot are supplied with the entire package, which allows for easy and flexible setting of the robot for new tasks.
The Universal-Robot complies with international safety standard and therefore can work as a co-bot (collaborative robot) and thereby has a collaborative mode. This makes it easier to implement in full automatic and semi automatic applications. A thorough risk assessment must however always be made.
The robot is also equipped with digital and analogue inputs and outputs, I/O ports, and Ethernet
interfaces for communication with external equipment and other control systems such as PLC and SCADA systems through I/O or Ethernet socket.
The robot and controller can control a small automation cell – with the robot itself – and external equipment such as sensors, vision, and activation of conveyors and other
external equipment. This makes it ideal to use for CNC feeding, CNC tending and Injection Moulding Machine (IMM) tending.
“For the first time, our IMM machine is working to capacity over much longer periods of time, so now we can utilise resources for other tasks”.