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Value of Automation Panel

The Value Proposition of IIoT, Industry 4.0

June 16, 2018
Industrial Internet of Things, collaborative robots, digital twins and more aren’t just new ways of trying to get you to loosen your purse strings. They bring with them the promise...
Robots in assembly operations at Land Rover factory.

Robots Start to Hit Their Stride

March 16, 2017
After years of predictions that the robotics market was set to advance dramatically, new data shows it is doing just that.
The Robot Revival

The Robot Revival

Dec. 17, 2016
IDC’s latest report forecasts technological shifts in the robot market that will impact business models, system functionality, skillsets, regulations, and more.
Tim Morrison of Dow Corning (now Dow Chemical) explains how they connected the corporate SAP ERP system to Siemens PCS 7 controllers for a closed-loop production scheduling system.

Observations from The Automation Conference & Expo

June 1, 2016
From the value of ERP-to-controller connections to remote access and control, cybersecurity and collaborative robotics, discussions at the 2016 Automation Conference & Expo hit...
The Co-bots are Calling

The Co-bots are Calling

May 24, 2016
Suppliers say collaborative robots represent the disruptive automation that manufactures need to succeed in the future, but safety concerns still loom in the distance.
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Are Robots Really Taking Jobs?

Oct. 13, 2015
As robots moved from science fiction to industrial reality, the biggest complaint about them was that they eliminated good jobs. However, evidence is beginning to mount that this...
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Inside the Human-Robot Collaboration Trend

March 26, 2015
Specific demands from a range of manufacturing industries are driving the rapid development of cage-free robots that can work alongside or in close proximity to humans. Here’s...

Articles & News

The Pro Spot i5s spot welder features a Universal Robots’ cobot to automated spot welding applications.

Cobot Spot Welder

June 21, 2023
Pro Spot International has combined its new i5s spot welder with Universal Robots’ cobot technology for sheet metal joining applications.
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Festo’s Multi-Axis System for Universal Robots’ Cobots

June 19, 2023
Four additional axes can be added to the cobot’s six axes to increase its reach and enable additional uses.
Reviewing the digital twin in Columbia/Okura's miniPal palletizing system on a mobile device.

Cobot Palletizer with Digital Twin Configuration

June 16, 2023
Using MyRobotCloud digital twin technology, Columbia/Okura enables users to design a miniPal palletizing system in less than hour by inputting carton dimensions, speed rate and...
With this aid of Humatics' microlocation technology, two Universal Robots with Atlas Copco end effectors deliver torque to engine bolts as the engine moves through the assembly area without stopping.

In-Motion Control Moves Automation Beyond Fixed Assembly Applications

May 26, 2023
Humatics applies radio frequency microlocation technology to enable highly precise yet flexible robotic assembly operations.
Universal Robot production operations. Source: Universal Robots

System Integrator Denali Partners with Universal Robots

May 19, 2023
The partnership combines Universal Robots’ cobot technologies with Denali’s Automation-as-a-Service portfolio, which includes AWS machine learning capabilities.
The cobot palletizing system at Nortura.

Digital Twins for Palletizing

Jan. 6, 2023
Nortura, a Norwegian food producer, uses Rocketfarm’s digital twin tech to upgrade its palletizing operations.
The UR20 can stack items to a height of 1800mm (5.9 feet).
PEI 2022

UR20 Palletizing Application Debuts at PACK EXPO International

Oct. 25, 2022
In a demonstration with partner Robotiq, Universal Robots shows how its new UR20 cobot can address U.S. and Euro palletizing operations.
The Robotiq machine tending system using a Universal Robot cobot at IMTS 2022.

Cobot Trend: Machine Tending

Sept. 20, 2022
As seen in two applications from Robotiq and Versabuilt using Universal Robots’ cobots, machine tending applications are becoming a key aspect of collaborative robot use in industry...
With the Festo Motion Control Package, a seventh axis can be added to a Universal Robot cobot for a range of applications, including palletizing. Source: Festo.

Festo Adds Motion Control to Universal Robots’ Cobots

July 14, 2022
The Festo Motion Control Package can add up to four axes of motion beyond the six axes of motion provided by Universal Robot’s collaborative robot products.
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Universal Robots Unveils New 20kg Payload Cobot

June 21, 2022
Universal Robots redesigned its collaborative robot technology to create the UR20—its longest reach and heaviest payload cobot. Target applications include palletizing and packaging...

Videos & Resources

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Universal Robots and Robotiq Palletizing System

Nov. 1, 2023
At Pack Expo 2023, Mike DeGrace, Americas UR+ ecosystem manager at Universal Robots highlighted the company’s UR20 in a palletizing application along with Robotiq’s palletizing...
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Columbia/Okura's miniPal Robotic Palletizer

June 16, 2023
Using digital twin technology, users only need to input specifications around carton dimensions, speed rate and type of application to receive palletizing layouts and suggestions...
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PEI 2022

Collaborative Robot Palletizer

Nov. 1, 2022
Universal Robots and Robotiq demonstrate a UR20 cobot palletizing system at PACK EXPO International that can be implemented out of the box.
Universal Robots' UR20 demonstrating machine tending capabilities at IMTS 2022.

Universal Robots’ UR20 Makes its North America Debut

Oct. 11, 2022
The next generation of Universal Robots’ collaborative robots can be seen in this video showcasing its machine tending capabilities.
Photo Courtesy of IMTS

3 Robot Trends at IMTS 2022

Oct. 7, 2022
Machine tending, automated path planning, and welding were among the most prominent robot trends in evidence at IMTS 2022.
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UR5E Cobot with 3D Scanner for Metrology Inspection

June 9, 2022
Universal Robots exhibited how its UR5E Series collaborative robots can be equipped with 3D scanners to automate metrology inspections at Automate 2022.
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Intelligent Robotic De-Palletizing System

April 28, 2022
Designed to address labor shortages in manufacturing and warehouse operations, mixed-case de-palletizing systems, such as those available from Universal Robots and Mujin Corp....
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Automation Fun and Games: WordleBot

March 24, 2022
At PACK EXPO East 2022, Applied Controls showcased its WordleBot combining Cognex vision technology and a collaborative robot from Universal Robots.
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Robot Highlights from PACK EXPO 2021

Oct. 15, 2021
In this Take Five video, we turn the spotlight on new robotic technologies from Festo, Honeywell, Universal Robots, and Robotiq showcased at PACK EXPO 2021.
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PEI 2022

Universal Robots/Robotiq Integrated Palletizing System

Oct. 4, 2021
At PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2021, Universal Robots and partner company Robotiq demonstrated its new palletizing system for end of line packaging systems.

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Why High-Mix, Low-Volume Manufacturers are Adopting Flexible Automation

May 12, 2022
Growing demands for customization, increasing numbers of SKUs, and ongoing labor issues are leading HMLV manufacturers to adopt more easily configurable automation hardware and...
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The Next Generation of Cobots Will Transform the Workforce

April 7, 2022
Lean about the next generation of industrial and collaborative robots that will be integral components of Smart Manufacturing.
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Robotics Growth Helps Fund New Research

March 25, 2022
Two new robotics research projects at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will address high-speed spraying and deposition applications as well as handling of explosive materials....
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Educational Partnerships Expand Across Industry

Jan. 19, 2022
Universal Robots, Bosch, Danfoss, and Festo have all launched new partnerships and collaborations with academic institutions in the interest of bridging the automation skills ...
Universal Robots’ new UR10e (with a 12.5kg payload) powers Robotiq’s palletizing sysem.

Universal Robots Increases Payload Capacity of its Longest-Reach Cobot

Sept. 27, 2021
Increased payload capabilities, coupled with it longer reach, position the UR10e for increased packaging and machine tending applications, while the UR5e provides automated box...
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PACK EXPO Las Vegas Automation Preview

Sept. 3, 2021
Highlights of new automation technologies to be showcased at PACK EXPO Las Vegas from Beckhoff Automation, Festo, Nord Gear, Omron, and Universal Robots. Watch this Take Five ...
Hirebotics' Cobot Welder.

Welding Robots Programmable with a Smartphone App

June 22, 2021
The new Cobot Welder system from Hirebotics, featuring Universal Robots’ UR10e collaborative robot, can be programmed with Hirebotics’ Beacon smartphone app, eliminating the need...
Like collaborative robots (cobots), mobile robots may also see their growth accelerate as many move beyond fixed applications and toward more flexible robotic systems.

Robotics Adoption Survey Finds Ups, Downs, and a Few Surprises

March 12, 2021
Last year proved itself a veritable rollercoaster of disruptions and developments, resulting in robotics adoption growing in some areas and shrinking in others, yet still painting...
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Injection Molding Machine Interface Bolsters Robot Integration

Feb. 3, 2021
With the release of its injection molding machine interface, Universal Robots aims to help users of its e-Series cobots better integrate their assets for a smoother production...