Universal Robots launches new collaborative robot

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 16:28

Universal Robots UR16e boasts an impressive 16-kilogramme payload capability. — Photo Courtesy of the company.

Universal Robots (UR), the most trusted and widely-deployed collaborative robot manufacturer in the world, has launched its UR16e which boasts an impressive 16-kilogramme payload capability.

UR16e combines the high payload with an arm reach of 900 milimetres and has a pose repeatability, the ability to precisely reproduce the same desired poses or positions, on repeat, of +/- 0.05 mm. This makes it ideal for automating tasks such as heavy-duty material handling, heavy-part handling, and machine tending.

Jürgen von Hollen, president of Universal Robots, said: “With UR16e, we meet the need for a collaborative robot that can tackle heavy-duty tasks reliably and efficiently.”

Viet Nams robot sales soared from about 1,600 units in 2016 to almost 8,300 units in 2017,driven by the electrical/electronic industry. Viet Nam is the second largest electronics exporter in ASEAN.

The Vietnamese government unveiled the Made in Vietnam 4.0 Programmeto prepare the country to be at the forefront of Industry 4.0. The programme promotes the development of new industries, policies and technology towards Industry 4.0 and the countrys digital economy ambitions.

James McKew, regional director of APAC at Universal Robots, said: “The region is very attractive to companies – domestic or international - looking to increase their competitive edge, or setting up new facilities or relocating from other countries. The new UR16e expands the capabilities of our e-Series range, catering to a wider range of business needs.” — VNS

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