Universal Robots (UR) has added 20 software and hardware kits to its UR+ platform for collaborative robot (cobot) applications. The UR+ platform is an ecosystem of products made to integrate with cobots from UR.
These kits were developed by UR+ partners to eliminate the duplication of engineering efforts when deploying cobots in large, medium, or small companies. UR says this decreases project risk and complexity, making the cobot application ready for faster implementation in tasks such as: finishing, inspection, assembly, machine tending, material removal, dispensing, and material handling.
One example of these new kits is Robotiq’s finishing kits, which are now compatible with more than 20 pneumatic and electrical orbital tools from a variety of national and international brands. This kit allows manufacturers with polishing or sanding processes to use the kit’s built-in path generator to ensure consistent applied force in each cycle to increase quality and productivity while reducing programming time from hours to minutes, says UR.
Included with all kits is UR’s URCap software, which gives users control of all peripherals directly from the cobot’s own teach pendant in a 3D user interface.