The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a variety of issues in the business segment, particularly in the packaging and supply chain industries. There is a need to catch up to growing demand of deliveries and orders, with declining availability for labor. Therefore, many companies are anticipating a need to adopt automation solutions quickly. One tech company that has been addressing these pressing concerns is Universal Robots, the leader in collaborative robots (cobots).
The enterprise will be showcasing its range of cobots at PACK EXPO 2021 to be held at Las Vegas, Nevada. It will feature the UR10e, its longest reach cobot arm that can lift more weight, as much as 12.5 kg payload. This results in better ergonomics and working conditions to human workers, minimising injuries on the shop floor. Overexertion and doing repetitive motions account for most of workplace inj
“That’s a 25% increase in payload and a 0% increase in the price of the cobot, giving a significant boost to palletizing applications at no additional expense,” says Joe Campbell, senior manager of applications development at Universal Robots. “That means you can move more per pick, use heavier tools, and process heavier parts, supported by the 1300mm reach (51in) and small footprint that makes the UR10e our best-seller.”
Universal Robots also collaborates with other equipment companies and partner businesses to ensure seamless applications of their product portfolio. This ensures clients can automate and deploy the solution across operations quickly and with ease. Their UR+ ecosystem, for instance, partners with Robotiq’s Palletizing solution and Box EZ by Flex-Line Automation to make packaging more efficient.
“We’re delighted to leverage the rich ecosystem of UR+ products and kits to show PACK EXPO attendees hands-on what cobot-powered packaging automation can look like in their facilities,” says Campbell.