Collaborative robots and Industry 5.0 on display at NMW


Friday, 03 May, 2019


Collaborative robots and Industry 5.0 on display at NMW

Cobot company Universal Robots says that the future of manufacturing will be led by collaborative technologies — with robots leading the charge. However, the Australian manufacturing sector has been slow to expand on traditional robotic automation and move towards ‘Industry 5.0’, which will see people and technology coming together more closely than ever before.

Universal Robots (UR) will demonstrate its collaborative man and machine workforce solutions at National Manufacturing Week 2019, May 14–17.

At the event, UR will demonstrate its e-Series cobots, including a new application for modern manufacturing businesses with a small-scale palletising display. Universal Robots will also demonstrate collaborative pick-and-place processes, one of the top three applications for cobots in Australia. These demos will show off the latest advancements in conveyor tracking, vision robot-guidance, and mobile automated guided vehicles (AGVs) for easy manufacturing solutions.

For the first time, Universal Robots’ new APAC Regional Sales Director, James McKew, will be present at the booth and will be supported by the local team, led by ANZ Country Manager Peter Hern.

“The work that Universal Robots is doing continues to empower the manufacturers into the future as we continue to define what great collaborative automation looks like,” McKew said. “UR’s collaborative robots are thriving across Australia and New Zealand, and more businesses than ever are realising their potential. It’s an exciting time to be working in the sector, and we can already see real change starting to happen. With such a growing, competitive landscape, businesses need to step up to the next level, and we are showing off what that looks like.”

“The showcase at National Manufacturing Week 2019 will be a great opportunity for people who haven’t seen our collaborative robots in action before,” Hern said. “There are so many applications for cobots in modern manufacturing businesses, and we hope to show off their potential at the event.”

UR has recently established Authorised Training Centres designed to teach hands-on skills for real-life cobot applications. This program aims to address the current skills gap and drive interest in automation.

Visitors are invited to register here to attend the National Manufacturing Week exhibition.

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