As labor issues persist, Universal Robots will show PACK EXPO attendees automated solutions for hard-to-staff tasks such as box erecting and palletizing. Powering many of these applications is the company’s most popular cobot, the UR10e, now able to lift 25% more.
Flow Robotics, a Denmark-based producer of robots for automated liquid handling and the creator of the flowbot ONE, announced that it has established its North American Subsidiary, Flow Robotics, Inc., with operations in Princeton, NJ. The company’s first product, the flowbot ONE, is designed to transform how liquid handling responsibilities are performed in the laboratory by automating manual pipetting tasks.
A new Danish company has solved a well-known and previously unsolvable challenge in the metal industry. Made4CNC has developed the world’s first completely automatic door opening solution, which can be fitted to any CNC machine make in under an hour. The door opener removes the last barrier to the automation of component feeding at machine works.
Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), launched two powerful robots for transporting pallets and other heavy items around manufacturing facilities, warehouses and logistics centers. The MiR600 and MiR1350 robots, which can lift up to 600 kg (1322 pounds) and 1350 kg (2976 pounds), respectively, are designed to safely and efficiently perform material handling tasks in challenging industrial environments.
The past year OnRobot unlocked several new markets with its collaborative robot solutions. The pandemic led to new industries discovering robotics, food with disrupted supply chains to pharmaceuticals with increased production combined with enhanced safety. Rocking Robots talked to Vikram Kumar, General Manager DACH & Benelux at OnRobot about the strategy of his company.
Universal Robot, manufacturer of collaborative robots, goes on tour this summer, showcasing its new solution for flexible machine loading at live events hosted by partners across the U.S. To further address demand, Universal Robots is adding four new ActiNav Solutions Providers to assist manufacturers in ActiNav deployments.
Blue Ocean Robotics, the manufacturer of UVD Robots for autonomous UV-C disinfection, announced that it was selected by ISS World Services to provide autonomous robots for disinfection as part of ISS’ global offering.
The rapid growth of the robotics market means it is difficult to keep track of all the developments, suppliers and solutions. HowToRobot is mapping this fluid market in a growing number of countries, and provides a platform to get quotes internationally on robot related questions. Rocking Robots talked to CEO Søren Peters about his vision on the maturity and challenges of the current robotics-market.
Universal Robots’ best-selling robot UR10e is launching with an increased payload, enabling the cobot to serve even more applications and handle heavier items while improving overall productivity for customers. Universal Robots (UR) is launching an enhanced UR10e with an increased payload of 12.5kg (27.55lbs), creating new possibilities for applications such as palletizing, machine tending, and packaging.
Strong demand for Industrial Automation at Universal Robots and Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), the robotics activities at Teradyne, led to a growth in sales of 33% in first quarter of 2021, Teradyne reported.