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Flexible Assembly Process using an Asycube 240 and a UR5 robot

Posted by Mark Howe

Jul 25, 2017 11:42:14 AM

The LIAA collaborative workcell by Asyril’s partner Teknologisk Institut (Denmark) demonstrates a collaborative and reconfigurable assembly process, where the Asycube 240 presents to the robot 4 different small elements to pick, in order to assemble radial-axial bearings produced by the Slovakian company Spinea.
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Topics: Asycube, Universal Robots, integration

Universal Robots: Come for the Safety, Stay for the Ease of Use

Posted by Kelly Howe

Jul 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Universal Robots.

Recently, I had someone ask why Universal Robots and Rethink Robotics have made such an impact on the automation market. For those that have direct experience with the challenges of implementing industrial automation, the response would most certainly be the prospect of being able to use a robot without any external safety measures such as hard guarding or light curtains. While this is certainly a game change there is another more tangible aspect that these companies have brought to the market. Ease of use.

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Topics: Universal Robots, cobots, programming

OptoForce - How to Find the Center Point of An Object

Posted by Kelly Howe

Apr 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by OptoForce.

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Topics: solutions, automation, sensor, Universal Robots, OptoForce, center point

How Service Robots are Delivering Hope & Helping Patients Rehabilitate

Posted by Kelly Howe

Apr 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Universal Robots.

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Topics: Universal Robots, service robots

UR - How Cobots are Changing Quality Assurance in Manufacturing

Posted by Kelly Howe

Mar 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Universal Robots.

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Topics: manufacturing, UR, Universal Robots, cobots, quality assurance

The Rise of Robots Creates Many New Jobs Even for Unemployed

Posted by Kelly Howe

Mar 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Universal Robots.

Technological progress creates constant changes in the labor market; some jobs disappear, while quite different ones occur. The robot industry spurs many new job opportunities - even for jobseekers who have perhaps become redundant in other industries. A new Robot Academy in Denmark helps the robot industry find and retrain talent into a career with companies such as Universal Robots.

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Topics: Robots, collaborative robots, UR, Universal Robots, cobots

Polishing Components with Collaborative Robots

Posted by Mark Howe

Mar 20, 2017 12:44:54 PM

Polishing, buffering and sanding often require a very specific, delicate touch to ensure consistent quality.  Collaborative Robots combined with a Force Torque Sensor can ensure consistent polishing and buffing on the parts surface.  A Universal Robot with force control as part of its programming structure allows for this, and offers a flexible solution that will automatically adjust position in order to achieve the desired force.

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Topics: Universal Robots, Application, OptoForce

Solving Complex Problems with Innovative Concepts & Robotic Solutions

Posted by Kelly Howe

Mar 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Universal Robots.

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Topics: collaborative robots, UR, Universal Robots, cobots, grippers

Universal Robots - Compliance for Robotic Companies

Posted by Kelly Howe

Feb 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Universal Robots.

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Topics: Universal Robots, cobots, cobot compliance

Universal Robots - A Collaborating Industry

Posted by Kelly Howe

Jan 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Universal Robots.

Insights into the developer community

Just a little more than one month has passed by since we launched the +YOU Developer Program. For us, a lively exchange with the developer community is essential; the robot arm is not a complete solution without developers providing custom-fit products, whether it be end effectors, software or accessories. Thus, Universal Robots’ success is and always has been closely tied to a productive community that works hard on making it possible for customers to get the best out of our robots. With +YOU we take account of these close ties and provide a place for developers to join forces with each other – and also with us. The young Danish enterprise On Robot ApS has been a part of +YOU from scratch and we wanted to share their experience in being part of this new partnership:

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Topics: Universal Robots, OnRobot