March 1 2021 marked a new chapter in the history of Universal Robots as 38-year-old Kim Povlsen took the helm as President. We caught up with the ambitious and technologically-driven Dane for insights on his background as well as his visions for his new assignment. Plus a few words on his coffee-obsession.
“The quality of a Universal Robot is a given, it’s how you use the collaborative robot arm that determines whether you’re successful or not.” In this blog, we speak with Mikkel Vahl, Global Head of Training and Education at Universal Robots, about the critical role of the UR Academy in deploying cobots.
In the latest installment of the Quality Matters series, our Q&A with Martin Kjærbo, UR's VP of Operations and Supply Chain talks about UR’s quality vision, human-cobot collaboration on UR’s own production lines, and the importance of treating quality management as a process.
This is the second in a series of blog posts exploring the many ways in which cobots support adaptation and business continuity in uncertain times. Each post focuses on a popular application for UR collaborative robots from Quality Inspection to Welding. By Jim Lawton, Vice President, Product and Applications Management.
When operators look at thousands of parts a day, they sometimes become “snow-blind” to defects. But that never happens to robots.” Operations manager at Zippertubing in Arizona, USA, Tim Mead, describes in an interview with The New York Times how his UR5 cobot now tends the snap-set machines that add thermal wrap around hoses...
UR cobots make growth possible for companies of all sizes in several industries, from electronics and automotive to pharma and general manufacturing. Our cobots are easy to operate, offer flexible deployment possibilities, and are quick to install. In this article, we’ll take a look at five examples of solutions powered by UR cobots.
Accuracy, repeatability, and safety are critical aspects in the manufacture of many devices, especially those that have stringent quality requirements such as the medical, or transportation systems. These are also key features that distinguish UR cobots and make them ideal for testing these products for quality assurance.
“Computers, Communications, and Consumer Electronics” make up what’s commonly referred to as the 3C industry in China. An industry where the application of collaborative robots now enjoys a promising future as flexible production lines are ripe for automation. Inspection up close – there is a collaborative Robot for that.
The world is not accurate. Humans can handle this. Traditionally, robots require absolute accuracy. In many cases, force/torque sensors can counter this automation challenge; When you mount a sophisticated sensor to a collaborative robot arm, you add a sense of touch. You mimic the human skin and its ability to perceive...
The use of robotics in manufacturing has many cost-saving and efficiency benefits for businesses both big and small. Automating is a cost-effective method of reducing waste and human error, resulting in a better quality of the product. Robots have the potential to dramatically reduce the risk of contamination and improve...
Today’s manufacturers are continually looking for ways to produce high-quality products more efficiently and affordably so they can keep up with their competitors locally and globally. Canadian based company, Robotiq works with manufacturers helping them to automate their businesses and to overcome workforce challenges.
If a product made it through your quality assurance processes with a defect and landed in the hands of your customer, how would you feel? If this happened to hundreds or thousands of products over time what would this cost your business? Time, product returns, stress, loss of customers, and possibly reduced profitability.
Robots aren’t just for big manufacturers anymore. And they’re not just for companies with deep technical staff or deep pockets. Today’s cobots are attracting interest from all sizes of companies, all over the world—many with no automation experience at all. The business drivers for cobots are compelling as highlighted in...
22. February 2016 /
by Esben H. Østergaard
There are many reasons to implement a collaborative robot or “cobot” from Universal Robots. Manufacturers love their flexibility and ease-of-use, and that they provide the fastest payback in the industry at only 195 days. But cobots from Universal Robots continue to bring significant value for years to come—long after that...