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Vention Releases First UR+ Certified Customizable Range Extender

Example horizontal range extender. Source: Vention

December 05, 2018      

Vention Inc., the digital manufacturing platform for factory equipment, successfully certified its modular and customizable range extender (seventh axis) for the Universal Robots family of collaborative robots.

Users of the Vention cloud-based machine design platform can now design and order custom range extenders for Universal Robots in a matter of days.

Suitable for UR3, UR5, and UR10, including the e-Series, Vention’s range extender connects seamlessly with the Universal Robots controller. Users can program their range extender from the UR teach pendant, leveraging Vention’s URCap for linear motion.

Vention’s deep software development expertise is fully reflected in this URCap release, which includes speed and acceleration control, absolute and relative motion control, and homing sequence features.

More benefits and features of Vention’s range extender for Universal Robots include:

Vention vertical range extender

Example vertical range extender. Source: Vention

  • Fully customizable length, height, mounting orientation, and number of axes, to suit a broad range of applications.
  • Driven by Vention’s plug-and-play linear motion technology, powered by Thomson Industries.
  • Ships with everything needed for deployment, including all required sensors, wires, connectors and URCap software.
  • Seamlessly integrates with the Universal Robots controller via Vention’s URCap for linear motion, eliminating the need for complex integration and third-party software.
  • Available in several configurations within Vention’s public library, all of which are ready to be customized for specific use cases.
  • Ships in five to seven days with a pre-assembled linear axis.

“The addition of a seventh axis to our library of public assemblies, along with hundreds of other pieces of robot equipment, is part of our ongoing commitment to building an indispensable platform for anyone looking to deploy robot cells quickly and easily,” said Patrick Halde, vice president of sales and business development at Vention.


Vention is a digital manufacturing platform dedicated to machine design. It provides a fully integrated 3D MachineBuilder™ and modular components library that lets users design, order, and assemble custom industrial equipment directly from their Web browsers in just a few days. Vention serves hundreds of clients in the robotics, aerospace, and automotive industries. For more information, visit