IIoT Capabilities Make UR Robots More Collaborative—Even Remotely
By now, the concept of collaborative robots that can easily, flexibly, and safely work side-by-side with human workers is well-understood among many manufacturers. But what about the cobots that are implemented in after-hours shifts to keep production humming even when employees aren’t working? Or when the robot is integrated directly with other machines or equipment while human workers are focused on tasks elsewhere in the plant?
When there are no humans nearby, are cobots still collaborative?
Absolutely. With built-in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) capabilities, UR robots keep on collaborating—even in situations with remote human workers.
UR COBOTS ARE IIOT-READY
IIoT solutions from the UR+ showroom
ROBOTIQ INSIGHTS MONITORS AND OPTIMIZES PRODUCTION AND MINIMIZES DOWNTIME
SECOMEA M2M IOT ROBOT SOLUTION SUPPORTS SECURE REMOTE CONTROL AND SERVICE
Insights from Robotiq sends you daily reports, detailing you’re your cobot’s performance.
“By gathering details on the number of units that the UR3 produces in a given period of time, we can combine all data and create realistic, very accurate forecasts of our production needs, such as how many humans are needed and what we need to focus on to produce at optimal levels,” says CEO of Creating Revolutions, Einar Rosenberg, who also has the UR3 work unassisted after hours.
Through Airgate’s ARCS solution remote access, provided by Secomea, users gain secure access and control of their UR cobots via a secure VNC client.
Hirebotics’ mobile app lets manufacturers track the robot’s productivity in real-time.
HIREBOTICS RENTS COBOTS AND PROVIDES DATA FOR PRODUCTIVITY TRACKING AND IMPROVEMENT
Hirebotics is essentially a temp agency for manufacturers, but instead of human workers, the company sends in UR collaborative robots to solve manufacturing challenges. The systems are full turnkey, including the robot, tooling, and integration, so they’re accessible for any company—even if they know nothing about robotics. But Hirebotics does more. An important component of the service is the robot data that Hirebotics provides through a mobile app that can track productivity and send push notifications for example when the robot needs more parts or a tool needs to be changed.
CREATING REVOLUTIONS PROVES THAT EVEN A START-UP CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE IIOT
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