Danish robotics manufacturer Universal Robots has entered the U.S. market with its robotic arms. This unique collaborative robot is easy to program, can be easily moved from spot to spot throughout a factory, and is low in cost.
“That’s why people are literally lining up to help us sell it,” Ed Mullens, national sales manager for the company, said in a statement.
“We’ve created an incredibly strong lineup of distributors that are all well positioned within our target markets, so we’re off to a very promising start,” Thomas Visti, chief commercial officer with the company, said.
The company’s products include the UR5 and UR10 robotic arms that can handle up to 11.3 pounds and 22.6 pounds. The robots comply with the ISO standard governing collaborative robots and will stop when they come into contact with a person for safety. This allows the robots to work alongside people without the need for guarding equipment. It also provides grippers, machine vision, programmable logic controllers, conveyors and other hardware designed to work with UR’s robotic arms.
“The company has hit the mark with a robust product that can be programmed and implemented by users without any programming or robotics experience,” Matt Gallagher, Braas president, said.
Clients have been impressed with the company’s products because there’s a dramatic difference between Universal Robots and other competitors.
Gary Eliasson, president of Axis, Inc., said, “UR is the only collaborative robot that can work with no protection while offering so many capabilities in terms of precision handling, flexibility, and payload.”
“We came back from the show thinking, ‘We’ve got to get these!’ We’re always looking for solutions that will be a differentiator and give our customers an advantage,” explained Philip Hollingsworth, senior applications engineer with Sparkam Technology.
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