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Universal Robots for bin-picking and packaging

Universal Robots for bin-picking and packaging

Online sales show no sign of slowing and the growth is driving demand for fulfilment operations to pack and ship all those ordered goods. The work is repetitive, however, and requires high accuracy to reduce costly errors or returns. That means that jobs in picking and packaging items for shipping aren’t particularly desirable, especially in […]

By March 7, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Universal Robots says cobots can help SMEs

Universal Robots says cobots can help SMEs

Taking on tasks such as stretch wrapping, packaging handling and palletising, robotics can significantly accelerate highly repetitive manual tasks on the product line. Employees can be freed up from strenuous tasks and reassigned to other responsibilities, not only providing them with opportunities to undertake more varied activities, but also allowing older staff members to remain […]

By March 1, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Universal Robots offers guide to cobot applications

Universal Robots offers guide to cobot applications

In its latest white paper, ‘An Introduction to Common Collaborative Robot (cobot) Applications’, Universal Robots provides an overview of how the technology can be easily integrated into common industrial applications to improve manufacturing processes. The six featured in this publication are pick and place; machine tending; packaging and palletizing; processing tasks – gluing, dispensing or […]

By January 30, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Lightweight Universal Robots take on heavy duty welding

Lightweight Universal Robots take on heavy duty welding

Sure, cobots are lightweight: the largest UR10 robot is under 29kg, so they’re easy to pick up and move from one process to another. But they’re no lightweights when it comes to heavy-duty processes like welding. In fact, there’s already a range of cobot welding systems to choose from. Surprised? Don’t be. It’s just one […]

By December 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Universal Robots says cobots are a catalyst for reshoring

Universal Robots says cobots are a catalyst for reshoring

The longstanding industrial practice of outsourcing manufacturing operations to low-cost parts of the world to keep manufacturing costs down has recently taken a dramatic turn. With rapidly rising labour costs in countries such a China, the financial advantages of manufacturing overseas are being seriously eroded. When manufacturers also realise that offshoring also usually involves complex […]

By December 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Universal Robot UR10s speed up labelling process

Universal Robot UR10s speed up labelling process

New Zealand based plastic manufacturer Talbot Technologies combines plastic thermoforming and injection moulding technologies to deliver a wide range of high quality products. In the past, the company relied heavily on manual handling of products. However, due to the rapid growth of the company production had to be streamlined. Having tried a fixed rail robot […]

By November 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Universal Robots advises on getting started with robots

Universal Robots advises on getting started with robots

If you’re thinking about automating and you’re not sure where to start, here is a quick guide for your first steps towards automating your manufacturing processes. Decide on the processes you’d like to automate Look at your manufacturing facilities and identify the different processes you would like to automate. Start with the simplest and most […]

By October 11, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Universal Robots for injection moulding

Universal Robots for injection moulding

Rapid and accurate handling of injection moulds for prototyping and short-run manufacturing relieve injection-moulding machinery operators from physically demanding, repetitive work and eliminate the risk of injuries. Universal Robots (UR) can be used across all areas of plastic and polymer production, including injection moulding applications. They are able to run most applications autonomously, allowing your […]

By October 2, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Universal robot cuts welding time by 50%

Universal robot cuts welding time by 50%

Danish fabricator MVI Maskinfabrik originally specialised in small batch production with short lead times but wanted to increase manufacturing flexibility to introduce new products – a new range of fittings for kitchen manufacturers, the wholesale market and general engineering applications. The company was also starting to receive larger orders and management was faced with the […]

By August 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Collaborative robots recognised as market driver

Collaborative robots recognised as market driver

The World Robotics Report 2016 released today by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) higlights how compact, user-friendly collaborative robots are expected to drive the automation market. The report predicts the worldwide annual sales of industrial robots to increase by at least 13% on average per year from 2017 to 2019. Human-robot collaboration will have […]

By July 11, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
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