Universal Robots Introduces Its Strongest Robotic Arm Yet

Post Syndicated from Erico Guizzo original https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/industrial-robots/universal-robots-introduces-its-strongest-robotic-arm-yet

Universal Robots, already the dominant force in collaborative robots, is flexing its muscles in an effort to further expand its reach in the cobots market. The Danish company is introducing today the UR16e, its strongest robotic arm yet, with a payload capability of 16 kilograms (35.3 lbs), reach of 900 millimeters, and repeatability of +/- 0.05 mm. Universal says the new “heavy duty payload cobot” will allow customers to automate a broader range of processes, including packaging and palletizing, nut and screw driving, and high-payload and CNC machine tending.