MachineMetrics, provider of machine connectivity and production analytics for manufacturers, announced the availability of their Connector for Universal Robots (UR) to easily connect to and capture data from any equipment from UR. This latest connector, now available through the UR+ program to all current UR cobot users, enables instant insights into the health and performance of their cobots.
The announcement of the Connector for Universal Robots follows MachineMetrics’ successful June 2021 series B funding round led by Teradyne, parent company of Universal Robots.
Manufacturing is undergoing a resurgence as business owners look to modernize their factories and speed up operations. According to Research Dive’s newly published report, the global collaborative robot (cobot) market is predicted to grow at a stunning CAGR of 41.2% by 2026.
Cobots deliver a cutting-edge solution that makes it easier than ever before to automate manual tasks such as the loading and unloading of materials and parts, leading to major productivity gains and boosting throughput with no additional headcount. But, like all machines, ensuring these cobots run to their potential is paramount to their success.
MachineMetrics is a pioneer in making Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) technology easy for the shop floor. Its connectivity system is designed so that customers can capture data from any piece of factory floor equipment in minutes. Users can install it themselves without the need for expensive and time-consuming system integration work. Once installed, the data is instantly and securely streamed to the MachineMetrics Cloud Platform where users can visualize and analyze data from any asset.