Universal Robots launches a cobot with a 30 kg payload

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Wednesday, 06 December, 2023

Universal Robots launches a cobot with a 30 kg payload

Danish cobot manufacturer Universal Robots has announced that it will expand its range with a new 30 kg payload cobot.

The UR30 is the second in Universal Robots’ latest series of next-generation cobots and is built on the same architecture as the UR20, released in 2022. With a compact size and 30 kg payload capability, the UR30 is suitable for applications including machine tending, material handling and high torque screw driving. For machine tending, the high payload brings new possibilities as it allows the cobot to use multiple grippers at the same time. This means it can remove finished parts and load more material in one single pass, shortening changeover times and maximising productivity.

The company said the UR30 will also effectively support high torque screw driving as it can handle larger and higher-output torque tools, and due to a steady mode feature, it can achieve straight and consistent screw driving.

The 30 kg payload also makes the UR30 suitable for material handling and palletising of heavy products across all industries, with the small footprint enabling it to fit into smaller workspaces. Weighing only 63.5 kg, it can also be easily moved between work cells.

“The higher payload and greater flexibility underpin a new era in automation. Industries around the world are embracing more agile manufacturing and modularity in production — part of achieving that modularity and agility is about mobility and this cobot delivers that despite its payload,” said Universal Robots President Kim Povlsen. “As industries evolve, the UR30 not only meets but anticipates shifting demands, enabling businesses to adapt and respond to changing needs effectively. As we continue to innovate, the UR30 is another step in UR’s journey in pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the world of automation.”

Image credit: Universal Robots

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