Universal Robots (UR), a Danish company with its North American headquarters in Ann Arbor, is unveiling its new cobot spot welder and a new palleting and machine-tending solution at the Automate trade show taking place May 22-25 at Huntington Place in downtown Detroit.
Until now, spot welding has been prohibitive for cobots due to the weight of the weld gun and the complexity of the welds, according to UR. The cobot spot welder is designed and manufactured by Pro Spot International in California. Co2 Laser Cutter
“We married our most sophisticated spot welder with Universal Robots’ safe, unrivaled technology,” says Ron Olsson, president and founder of Pro Spot. “The combined platform is a powerhouse of productivity and throughput greatly benefiting any manufacturer who joins sheet metal through spot welding.”
Another manual welding tool now incorporated in a cobot application is the new rotational positioner from THG Automation in Indianapolis.
“Welders use positioners manually all the time, and it was a natural progression for us to incorporate positioners into our collaborative welding system to allow the weldments to be presented to the robot at a more optimal orientation,” says Matt Hendey, CEO of THG Automation.
RoboRoom from Reliabotics in New Jersey is a new UR-based 48-by-50-inch modular turnkey automation work cell. The new operator interface from Robot27 allows operators to access and run pre-programmed robot programs and functions without touching the UR teach pendant.
UR’s new palletizing solution is sought after by integrators who now can verify customer projects on-site. It will be showcased at Automate with partner Columbia/Okura’s miniPAL, a mobile palletizing solution powered by the UR10e cobot arm.
California’s Rapid Robotics’ partnership with Universal Robots has supported the company’s offerings to include applications such as box-building, packing, and palletizing.
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