Universal Robots’ UR30 offers flexibility in automation

Anders Billesø Beck, Vice President Strategy & Innovation from Universal Robots, discusses the new UR30, a pioneering cobot for heavy-duty agility

The new UR30 cobot, from Universal Robots, is built for a bigger payload, in a compact design and a low weight, something Anders Billesø Beck, Vice President Strategy & Innovation, calls ‘a flexible option’ for heavy duty manufacturing.

Universal Robots, which is a part of Teradyne Inc., is ready to meet the rising demand from manufacturers for cobots. The company wants to ‘create a world where people work with robots, not like robots’ and it has already installed 50,000+ cobots across the world.

The UR30 works perfectly for machine tending, material handling and high torque screw driving. It is able to remove parts and load new ones in one single pass, which saves time. 

The UR30’s 30 kg payload makes it perfect for handling a range of materials and heavy products.

Universal Robots is pioneering agility in automation 

Beck shared his thoughts on cobots exclusivley with Manufacturing Digital

“The current global cobot market is estimated to be US$1bn in yearly revenue, with Interact Analysis predicting shipments of cobots will continue to grow at an annual rate of 20-30% during the period 2025 to 2027. If this trajectory is correct, the global cobot market will have more than doubled by 2027,” said Beck. “While 30 kg cobots do not play a big part in the total market share at present, we are experiencing an increase in demand for high payload solutions for the completion of heavier tasks within machine tending, material handling and high torque screwdriving.

“The combination of bigger payload, compact size and low weight makes UR30 a highly flexible option. In this new era of automation, industries around the world are embracing more agile manufacturing and modularity in production – part of achieving this is about mobility, and the UR30 delivers just that. We look forward to seeing the innovative applications and solutions our customers and partners develop with this new generation cobot in the near future.”

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