Launch of URCaps: The new platform for UR accessories and peripherals
Caps are “the new black” in the industry. Caps are to robots, what apps are to smartphones: useful accessories, hardware and software extending the capabilities of UR robots handling many different tasks. Now Universal Robots has created a platform for robot users worldwide providing a shortcut to proven combinations of robots and accessories.
URCaps is a platform where distributors and integrators can present accessories that run successfully in UR robot applications at end users.
Any supplier of robotic accessories and solutions that have proven to be suitable for UR robots can download an application form at: www.univesal-robots.com/plus
After this, the dialogue with Universal Robots begins. If the proposal is approved by UR, suppliers can now offer their products directly to interested buyers - in the countries where the CAPS are sold. The first URCaps are a combination of workbenches, vision solutions, cables, jaws and grippers.
Caps are an abbreviation of the word capabilities. The first 24 caps are already featured on the platform. These caps have been through a thorough trial integration testing, a vital requirement that URCaps must be proven and in use within the industry.
“Quick and painless implementation and high uptime are the alpha and omegas in the global industry. By choosing solutions from URCaps, both distributor and end-user get high security and predictability that applications will run well from the start. URCaps can save weeks and months into the process from concept to operation of the robot in production. If a robot installation becomes a problem, it can be complicated to determine what the source is. URCaps allows you to choose a proven combination of robot grippers or other accessories from the beginning to prevent delays and aggravation,” explains Esben Østergaard, CTO at Universal Robots.
The business model for URCaps is simple and transparent. URCaps is a platform where distributors, integrators and suppliers present accessories that run successfully in UR robot applications at end users.
A filtering function allows prospects to sort URCaps according to different parameters. Universal Robots does not profit from sales made through URCaps. The only requirement is that customers purchase the robots from an authorized UR distributor in their home country.
- Shorter lead time to implement robot applications
- Lower project risks
- Higher predictability of project costs and time
- Access to well-proven technology
- Knowledge sharing
- Inspiring new applications
- Build confidence with off-the-shelf items