The cobot pioneer will also celebrate its second representative to receive the Engelberger Robotics Award, the ‘Nobel Prize of Robotics,’ as Global Technical Compliance Officer Roberta Nelson Shea joins the company’s co-founder for this prestigious recognition
*Novi, MI, May 11, 2023:* Universal Robots (UR) is not only the most widely used collaborative robot arm in the manufacturing industry, the UR cobots have also become the platform of choice for a fast-growing ecosystem of innovative OEM solutions. Nowhere is that more apparent than this year’s Automate, where 60+ UR cobots will be exhibited in more than 30 booths at the show, taking place in Detroit, MI, May 22-25, 2023.
UR’s Automate booth #3623 showcases the latest innovation in a rapidly expanding application field, including the world’s first cobot spot welder, designed and manufactured by Pro Spot International. While other welding technologies such as MIG welding have become popular choices for collaborative robots, spot welding has up until now been prohibitive for cobots due to the weight of the weld gun and the complexity of the welds. With the new i5s resistance spot welder, Pro Spot has developed a lightweight solution, delivering 2-3x more manufacturing capacity than manual spot welding.
“We married our most sophisticated spot welder with Universal Robots’ safe, unrivaled technology,” says Ron Olsson, president and founder of Pro Spot. “The combined platform is a powerhouse of productivity and throughput greatly benefiting any manufacturer who joins sheet metal through spot welding.”
*Pro Spot's new i5s resistance spot welder powered by a UR cobot*