The Universal Robots UR10 collaborative robot has a 51.2-in./1,300-mm reach and a payload of 22 lbs/10 kg. The small-footprint (Ø 190 mm), lightweight (73.9 lbs./33.5 kg) cobot is outfitted for intuitive programming and adaptable to long list of peripheral attachments.
The UR cobots allow All Axis Machining to run a lights-out operation, increasing spindle up-time from eight to 20 hours a day. “We have cameras throughout the facility, so I can sit at home 80 miles away and see the robots working with nobody around the machine,” said owner of All Axis Machining, Gary Kuzmin. “That’s really a sight to behold.”
After five UR10 collaborative robot installations in five months, All Axis Machining had automated its CNC machine-tending, sanding, deburring, part inspection, laser marking, and wire EDM processes.
On the move
All Axis Machining developed a seventh-axis pedestal stand for the UR10 cobots, so they can be moved around the shop floor for different tasks.
From legacy to state-of-the-art
“We had all this legacy equipment in our shop,” recalled shop owner Gary Kuzmin (right). “Machines that were five, six, seven years old. Back then, automation was often not even available for this equipment.
“The UR+ software integration has allowed us to take all these applications and turn them into a turnkey system automated by cobots that we can deploy to other machine shops, too,” he said.