Universal Robots (UR) is launching an enhanced UR10e with an increased payload of 12.5 kilograms (27.55 pounds), creating new possibilities for applications such as palletizing, machine tending, and packaging. The robot’s price remains unchanged.
“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 palletizing applications. Over time, they have identified opportunities to utilize our UR10e cobot in handling tasks with heavier items,” said Kim Povlsen, president, Universal Robots. “In response to this demand, we have enhanced the UR10e to support greater payloads, providing customers with exciting new deployment capabilities.”
The enhanced UR10e retains the small footprint, intuitive programming experience, uncompromising repeatability, commitment to quality, and trusted performance that Universal Robots customers have come to expect, but its increased payload capacity means that users can now do more:
- The UR10e can now be used in palletizing applications with cartons weighing up to 10 kilograms and a 2.5-kilogram gripper;
- The UR10e is now more versatile for other material handling tasks, too, such as loading and unloading heavier workpieces in machine tending deployments and packaging of heavy items; and
- The enhanced UR10e’s greater payload takes more weight from the hands and shoulders of humans, leading to improved ergonomics and working conditions.
“Humans are not designed to lift heavy goods repeatedly, but our cobots handle these tasks with ease. 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,” added Kim.
In addition, the updated UR10e also provides plug-and-play compatibility with products from Universal Robots’ UR+ ecosystem of hardware and software peripherals, ensuring that users can quickly and easily get started with collaborative applications.
Orders can be placed with UR distributors globally now, with shipments of the new UR10e scheduled to start in the second half of June.
For more information, visit https://www.universal-robots.com.