Coordinated motion for increased productivity
Will Healy, Global Segment Manager for Welding at Universal Robots, looks forward to the UR20’s welding and bending debut: “We redefined the cobot, completely re-engineering it from the ground up,” he says, adding how UR will also debut a new coordinated motion feature to launch through partners as part of UR’s PolyScope software. With coordinated motion, the cobot and external axis – such as a rotary positioner or a linear rail – move in sync. “Coordinated motion enables fabricators to weld larger or more complex parts without having to manually reposition the work piece or welding robot,” explains Healy. “This means UR cobots can weld more parts per run for increased efficiency and are capable of welding bigger and more complex parts." The new coordinated motion feature will be showcased at UR's own FABTECH booth in addition to the partner booths of THG Automation and Vention.