The word robot conjures a great deal of imagination as to what it looks like and what it can do. The first application in which a robot was designed to operate side by side by humans, goes back to 1977, but this was actually the fictional robot R2-D2 in the Star Wars films. Since then, robots have undergone complete generations of continuous development. Today’s mass production of just about any product, is due to the advances in automation & robotic technology. Since the 1980’s robots have been used in industrial applications first as 3-axis cartesian robots, then 4-axis scara robots, 6-axis robots.......and nowadays 6-axis collaborative robots.
With over 80% of global market share, it is evident that Universal Robots (UR) have managed to develop something unique. Indeed UR robots are the most flexible, the easiest to program, and safe to position them next to operators, 6-axis industrial robots. The three UR collaborative robots are easily integrated into existing production environments. With six articulation points, and a wide scope of flexibility, the collaborative robot arms are designed to mimic the range of motion of a human arm.
The ease of programming UR robots is literally putting control of factory automation back, into the hands of operators, and not specialist robot programmers. This approach enables production departments to assign their staff members more enjoyable tasks – creating jobs that provide them with new challenges that add value to the company.
Universal Robots is committed to put 6 axis industrial robots to businesses of every size, in order to automate and streamline repetitive industrial processes.
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