Hannover Messe 2018: Hello Robot, nice to meet you
It is not all about the future: It’s all about reality. Discussions about whether industry 4.0 is a vision for the future have ebbed away. Everyone agrees that it has long since become a reality – At least in theory. Lots of small and medium-sized enterprises are yet to implement automation. At Universal Robots we in fact envision - and argue - that companies should look at Industry 5.0 where man and machine work together. This will benefit both SMBs and larger corporations
At this year's “Hannover Messe” in Germany, Universal Robots is presenting a realizable reality and is placing the event entirely in the sign of the enlightenment in Hall 17, Stand B 32. Practical examples show how flexible, simple, and individual the UR cobots can be used for every requirement and application.
Fair visitors will see for themselves how the UR+ platform enables 'Plug-and-Produce’ by offering access to a constantly growing number of grippers, sensors, software, and additional accessories, all of which are guaranteed to be implementable via direct software integration on the UR robot’s teach pendant. This reduces installation time and costs for automation solutions and consequently makes them a realistic option – also in small and medium-sized companies.
Show, tell and try
It is all about collaborative teamwork: At the fair Universal Robots will be showing three UR3 robots that collaborate to screw flashlights together, insert a battery, and subsequently use a laser to label the lamps. In another application with a UR5 and an ATI force-torque sensor, visitors can witness the robot's "perceptual capacity": The robot arm drives along a line on a plate with a strongly wavy surface. The visitor can move it and see how the robot always follows the stipulated contour along with the uneven structure, an important condition, for example, for bonding processes or deburring.
Hannover Messe will feature the UR+ enabled Octopuz software in a live demo, catch our recent blog post featuring a case study on how the software helps remove bottlenecks in the production of cushion fillings at UK manufacturer Fibreline.
Up to 100x faster programming. That’s the experience Artiminds Robotics’ UR+ software will offer Hannover Messe attendees.
Hands-on demos at the UR booth.
Furthermore, trade visitors can also use software from Octopuz offline to program their own applications, and then have the results transmitted to a UR robot for a live demonstration. A palletizing application rounds out the UR fair presentation: The case study is particularly interesting for representatives from the logistics and packaging sectors, who are increasingly discovering the advantages that collaborative robots offer.
See what true collaboration looks like
In addition to Universal Robots’ own presentations, its partners will also be offering demonstrations at this year’s Hannover Messe to show how simple automation can be. For example, numerous additional application examples involving UR+ products can be seen at the stands of ArtiMinds Robotics, Blue Danube Robotics, igus, and LEONI protect cable systems.
Some facts about “Hannover Messe”
The “Hannover Messe” is one of the most important industrial fairs worldwide and takes place annually at the world's largest exhibition center in Hanover, Lower Saxony in Germany. In 2017, the fair attracted a record of 225,000 visitors, of which more than 75,000 were from abroad.
Visit us at the Hannover Messe in Hall 17, Booth B32!