Universal Robots’ three different collaborative robots — UR3, UR5, and UR10 — are designed to be easily integrated into existing production environments. With six articulation points and a wide scope of flexibility, these cobot arms are designed to mimic the range of motion of a human arm. Select the size of the collaborative robot arm that best meets your needs.
Universal Robots A/S develops industrial robots that automate and streamline repetitive industrial processes. Its robots are lightweight and are designed to move seamlessly in production facilities.
The company is a first mover within a new segment of collaborative robot arms focusing on user-friendliness for small and midsize enterprises.
Universal Robots is headquartered in Odense, Denmark, where all development and production is carried out. The company was purchased by Teradyne Inc. in 2015 for $285 million.
Collaborative robots from Universal Robots
Equipped with intuitive programming, versatile use, and an almost endless list of opportunities for add-ons, Universal Robots says its collaborative robots are able to complement production, regardless of industry, company size, or product nature. Universal Robots makes collaborative automation accessible to users.
The company’s robots are most commonly used for pick-and-place, injection molding, CNC, packaging and palletizing, quality inspection, assembly, machine tending, lab analysis and testing, and gluing and welding applications.
Universal Robots serves a range of industries, including automotive and subcontractors, food and tobacco production, furniture and equipment, metal and machining, plastic and polymers, pharma and chemistry, and scientific and research industries.
The company produces a robotic arm that is extremely flexible and easy to use in daily production. Its product portfolio includes the collaborative UR3, UR5, and UR10 robot arms, named after their payloads in kilos.
After initial risk assessment, the UR arms can operate alongside human operators without safety guarding. If a UR robot comes into contact with an employee, the built-in force control limits the forces at contact, adhering to the current safety requirements on force and torque limitations.
The collaborative robots can quickly be moved around production sites and are easily integrated in all industries — from the small machine shop to the large auto assembly line.
Four fast benefits from Universal Robots Cobots
- EASY PROGRAMMING: Patented technology lets operators with no programming experience quickly set up and operate our cobots with intuitive, 3D visualization. Simply move the robot arm to desired waypoints or touch the arrow keys on the easy-to-use touchscreen tablet.
- FAST SET-UP: Universal Robots has revolutionized cobot set-up, reducing typical robotic deployment measured in weeks to a matter of hours. The average set-up time reported by our customers is only half a day. The out-of-box experience for an untrained operator to unpack the cobot, mount it, and program the first simple task is typically less than an hour.
- FLEXIBLE DEPLOYMENT: Don’t be limited by dedicated robotics. Universal Robots are lightweight, space-saving, and easy to re-deploy to multiple applications without changing your production layout. Moving the cobot to new processes is fast and easy, giving you the agility to automate almost any manual task, including those with small batches or fast change-overs. The cobot is able to re-use programs for recurrent tasks.
- COLLABORATIVE AND SAFE: Now you can replace human operators in dirty, dangerous, and dull jobs to reduce repetitive strain and accidental injuries. Eighty percent of the thousands of UR robots worldwide operate with no safety guarding (after risk assessment), right beside human operators. The safety system of our robots is approved and certified by TÜV (The German Technical Inspection Association).