Collaborative robot applications, Universal Robots, UR3, UR5, UR10, e-Series uses & importance
Collaborative robots (Cobots) are advanced tools that can be used by all levels of production staff to help increase productivity, reduce injury, and boost morale with a robot arm, This technology lets the operators with no programming experience quickly set up & operate 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.
Collaborative robotic technology
Collaborative robots (Cobots) can work right alongside personnel with no safety guarding, The safety settings of the latest generation of lightweight cobots can be adjusted for each specific solution, The robot arm can run in two operating modes of the safety functions, a normal & a reduced one, The switch between safety settings during the cobot’s operation is also possible, Due to their low weight & size.
The software & hardware components of these cobots are well designed to make them very simple to operate, These programmed robots are better & offer more accuracy, The collaborative robots have a broad range of applications & can do virtually anything within their ability, They can pick, place, tend machines, spray paint, weld and assemble parts among others.
The collaborative robots are designed with a very small margin of error & do not suffer from fatigue from executing repeated tasks for long hours, They are very accurate & efficient, They do not require any programming knowledge to teach them how to execute a set of tasks, All the operator has to do is to direct the robot arm in the desired direction, and the precision rating of the arm will be 0.1mm.
Cobots 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 ability to automate almost any manual task, including those with small batches or fast change-overs, The cobot can re-use programs for recurrent tasks.
Universal Robots is a Danish manufacturer of smaller flexible industrial collaborative robot arms (Cobots), The three main products are the compact table-top cobot UR3, the flexible cobot UR5 & the UR10 is the biggest one, They are six-jointed robot arms with a very low weight and they are all ideal for different applications.
You can replace human operators in dirty, dangerous & dull jobs to reduce repetitive strain and accidental injuries, UR robots worldwide can operate with no safety guarding, right beside human operators, The UR collaborative robots are a great option for medium & small manufacturers, Each of the cobots’ joints can rotate through ± 360° and up to 180 degrees per second, The accuracy of the cobots’ repetitions is ± 0.1mm (± 0.0039 in), All of them have six axes, and all the joints can revolve twice.
e-Series was launched raising the standard for collaborative robots, The ‘e’ in e-Series stands for empowering, ease of use, everyone and evolution, The new family has 3 members, like the first CB-series, with an ‘e’ in the end, the UR3e, UR5e & UR10e.
UR’s cobots are used within medium-sized businesses in industries such as packaging, automotive, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, metal-working, and manufacturing, The new generation of collaborative robots can be integrated along with your production line, They offer flexible arms that help accomplish tasks along your production line according to the way you program them.
The UR3, UR5 and UR10 are three collaborative robots that are easily integrated into existing production environments, With six articulation points and a wide scope of flexibility, these collaborative robot arms are designed to mimic the range of motion of the human arm, Just select the size of the collaborative robot arm that best meets your needs.
The robotic arm is flexible and easy to use in the day-to-day production, It has a lightweight, very easy to re-program, the collaborative robot can work right alongside the people without any additional safeguarding (subject to a risk assessment) and they are extremely versatile.
The Universal Robot UR3
The UR3 robot is the smallest member of the UR family with a weight of only 11kg and a payload of 3kg, It can reach up to a distance of 50 centimeters (19.7 in), it has a very flexible deployment for many different table-top tasks such as pick and place, light assembly tasks & jobs that require the precision accuracy, With +/- 360-degrees of rotation on all joints (infinite rotation on the end joint), making the UR3 is the most flexible and versatile lightweight robot on the market.
The Universal Robot UR5
The UR5 robot is the slightly bigger brother to the UR3, with a larger payload of 5kg but still very light at 18.4kg, It has a working radius of 850mm (33.5 in), It is designed for repetitive pick and place, assembly and machine tending applications, The longer reach of 850mm gives the UR5 the ability to do more than the UR3 whilst utilizing the precise accuracy of 0.1mm, which is standard on all 3 models.
The Universal Robot UR10
The UR10 robot is the largest robot that UR manufactures, With a reach of 1300mm (51.2 in) and a payload of 10kg, It is ideal for palletizing, packaging, assembly, pick and place, It is quite light with a weight of 29.8kg, the UR10 requires no safety fencing, Like every robot in the UR range, it comes standard with force detection on all joints, So, it the safest collaborative robot on the market.