UNIVERSAL ROBOTS launched an enhanced UR10e collaborative robot with an increased payload of 12.5 kg (27.55 lbs), creating new possibilities for applications like palletizing, machine tending, and packaging. The robot’s price remains unchanged, the developer emphasized.
“Universal Robots is committed to continuous improvement based on meaningful conversations with customers and our ability to address critical market opportunities. Our customers have already deployed UR cobots on a wide variety of palletizing applications. Over time, they have identified opportunities to utilize our UR10e cobot in handling tasks with heavier items,” stated UR president Kim Povlsen. “In response to this demand, we have enhanced the UR10e to support greater payloads, providing customers with exciting new deployment capabilities.”
The enhanced UR10e retains the small footprint, intuitive programming, and repeatability of earlier versions, but its increased payload capacity means that users can now do more:
- The UR10e can be used in palletizing applications with cartons weighing up to 10 kg and a 2.5 kg gripper.
- The UR10e is now more versatile for other material handling tasks, too, such as loading and unloading heavier workpieces, for machine tending and packaging of heavy items.
- The enhanced UR10e’s greater payload takes more weight from the hands and shoulders of humans, leading to improved ergonomics and working conditions. With overexertion and repetitive motion accounting for an estimated 24% and 8% of workplace injuries respectively in the U.S. alone, this provides significant relief to human workers.
“Humans are not designed to lift heavy goods repeatedly, but our cobots handle these tasks with ease. By taking over unergonomic activities, UR cobots boost productivity, improve product quality, and help businesses rethink how to best use the creative and problem-solving abilities of their workforce –all while keeping people safe,” Povlsen said.
In addition, the updated UR10e also provides plug-and-play compatibility with products from Universal Robots’ UR+ ecosystem of hardware and software peripherals, ensuring that users can quickly and easily get started with collaborative applications.
Learn more at www.universal-robots.com/products/ur10-robot/