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Differences Between Industrial Robots and Collaborative Robots and their Uses in Pharma/Life Science

Posted by Mark Howe

Apr 7, 2021 10:48:40 AM

Technology has played a major part in the development of many industries over centuries, from rudimentary tools and machinery to sophisticated digital technology. Automation has arguably made the greatest difference to work practice over the last few decades but not all forms of automation are the same. While robots have been enlisted to perform a range of tasks, there are significant differences between industrial robots and collaborative robots – or cobots.

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Topics: automation, cobot, Universal Robots, cobots, pharmaceuticals, life science, New Scale Robotics

Should You Start an Automation Project Now During COVID?

Posted by Mark Howe

Mar 30, 2021 8:04:00 AM

Few things in recent memory have thrown the economy into a tailspin quite like the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies have had to deal with the consequences overnight and come to some quick decisions. As it has become more apparent that COVID is having greater than a short-term impact on people’s lives and the economy, it has become more pressing that companies seek longer-term solutions.

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Topics: industrial automation nj/ny, automation, cobot, Universal Robots, cobots, covid

Christmas in July? Universal Robots' e-Series is On Its Way!

Posted by Mark Howe

Jun 28, 2018 5:47:26 PM

We were excited to hear the recent news that Universal Robots unveiled its new e-Series. We immediately ordered one to demo and it arrives in our offices in July. It will be a bit like Christmas morning as we unpack the box and gather the team to test this new cobot (collaborative robot). 

Universal Robots has a history of solid design and quality. We expect nothing less with the e-Series and look forward to offering it to our customers. Why will the new e-Series be a smart investment? Among its numerous benefits are:

  • Quick activation and deployment: under an hour to unpack, mount, and program a cobot’s first task.
  • Flexibility to change its nature of work over time as production line needs change. 
  • A redesigned control panel for an easy user interface (for the humans that need to program and control it).
  • Single phase A/C source compatibility (connect to any regular power outlet).
  • 17 safety features like collision detection are built in.
  • Space saving by design: compact and flexible. 
  • All joints are field replaceable within 2-6 minutes.
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Topics: automation solutions, automation, collaborative robot, cobot, Universal Robots, cobots, e-Series

Robots in Research

Posted by Kelly Howe

Oct 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Universal Robots.

Taking human-robot-collaboration to a new level

Too dirty, too dusty, too dull? Too hot or too cold? Not for cobots! They can work tirelessly in almost any work environment from production halls and canteen kitchens to clean rooms, freeing up their human colleagues from monotonous, ergonomically disadvantageous tasks. Scientists at Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (Freiberg University of Mining and Technology) in Germany are currently working on two exciting projects to find new ways of how cobots can make the lives of their human colleagues easier: One is testing how cobots can learn from humans only by watching them performing a task. The second one is exploring in which ways robots can serve in the dangerous work environment of underground mining.

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Topics: Robots, collaborative robots, cobot, Universal Robots, cobots, UR5, Legos

UR - Testing, Testing, There’s a Cobot for That

Posted by Kelly Howe

Dec 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Universal Robots.

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Topics: UR, cobot, Universal Robots, cobots, testing

Demystifying cobot safety: The four types of collaborative operation

Posted by Kelly Howe

Dec 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Universal Robots.

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Topics: safety, collaborative robots, UR, cobot, collaborative operation

Universal Robots - Robots Create Jobs

Posted by Kelly Howe

Sep 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Universal Robots.

Robots & employment: Opportunities are bright for workers and their cobot colleagues

We recently wrote about the fascinating impact robotics is having on manufacturers’ reshoring initiatives, but there’s more to the employment and robotics story. In fact, automation is proving to have a substantial—and positive—impact on manufacturing employment around the world, and studies continue to bear out these conclusions.

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Topics: manufacturing, Robots, UR, cobot, Universal Robots, employment

Universal Robots - Cobots are Making a Difference

Posted by Kelly Howe

Sep 19, 2016 1:15:21 PM

This post is brought to you by Universal Robots.

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Topics: manufacturing, Robots, UR, cobot, Universal Robots, cobots

Meet the “Cobots” That Are Running Strong Year After Year…After Year

Posted by Kelly Howe

Feb 18, 2016 8:45:35 AM

This post is brought to you  by Universal Robots.

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Topics: UR, collaborative robot, cobot, Universal Robots