Universal Robots’ popular UR10e cobot gets a 25% payload boost

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Universal Robots’ best-selling robot UR10e now comes with an increased payload of 12.5kg – 25% more than the previous model.

This means the cobot can now serve even more applications and handle heavier items while improving overall productivity.

The UR10e can be used for a broad range of applications including palletising, machine tending, and packaging.

“Universal Robots is committed to continuous improvement based on meaningful conversations with customers and our ability to address critical market opportunities.

Our customers have already deployed UR cobots on a wide variety of palletising applications. Over time, they have identified opportunities to utilise our UR10e cobot in handling tasks with heavier items,” explains Kim Povlsen, President of Universal Robots.

“In response to this demand, we have enhanced the UR10e to support greater payloads, providing customers with exciting new deployment capabilities.”

James McKew, Regional Director for Universal Robots Asia Pacific says Australia and New Zealand businesses will greatly benefit from the new innovation.

“Internationally, the feedback has been very positive and as the demand for collaborative robots (cobots) continues to grow locally, we anticipate the added benefits of the increased payload to generate greater demand,” Mr McKew said.

Australia and New Zealand can expect delivery from the second half of June 2021.

“We look forward to offering our customers greater automation potential and enhanced application flexibility.”

The enhanced UR10e retains its original features including a small footprint, intuitive programming and high speed repeatability.

But with the increased payload capacity, users can now do more:

  • Palletizing applications with cartons weighing up to 10kg and a 2.5kg gripper

  • Loading and unloading heavier workpieces in machine tending deployments and packaging of heavy items.

Most importantly, the enhanced UR10e will ease the burden for workers now undertaking manual handling tasks.

Keeping people safe

Weight is taken from the hands and shoulders of humans, leading to improved ergonomics and working conditions.

Overexertion and repetitive motion accounts for an estimated 24% and 8% of workplace injuries respectively in the US alone.

“Humans are not designed to lift heavy goods repeatedly, but our cobots handle these tasks with ease,” says Mr adds Povlsen.

“By taking over unergonomic activities, UR cobots boost productivity, improve product quality, and help businesses rethink how to best use the creative and problem-solving abilities of their workforce – all while keeping people safe.”

The updated UR10e also provides plug-and-play compatibility with products from Universal Robots’ UR+ ecosystem of hardware and software peripherals.

That ensures users can quickly and easily get started with collaborative applications.

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