Next week at the MODEX 2022 supply chain trade show, Universal Robots ApS will have several live demonstrations highlighting how its customers are using its collaborative robots.
Odense, Denmark-based Universal Robots (UR) is the market leader in the cobot space, with a 44% to 47% market share.
Cobots go to work depalletizing
At Universal Robots' booth B2805, visitors will learn how automation company Mujin is using Universal Robots' UR10e for mixed case depalletizing.
“Collaborative robots have completely changed the way industry utilizes robotics,” says Josh Cloer, director of sales at Mujin. “UR brings flexibility, ease-of-use and ready-to-deploy tools making it simple for manufacturers to automate nearly any repetitive task. Together with UR, Mujin brings these same benefits to the warehouse,” he said.
Cloer added that Mujin's advanced 3D vision and real-time motion planning technologies can automate the deployment of difficult applications like mixed-case handling, sorting, and order filling.
For palletizing applications requiring a heavier-payload cobot, the UR booth will also feature the UR16e model with a 16 kg (35.3 lb.) payload, palletizing and de-palletizing in a conveyor setting, featuring UR’s own built-in palletizing programming wizard in seamless integration with the FXCB gripper from Schmalz.
The gripper is part of UR’s expanding UR+ ecosystem of third-party component and application kits certified to be plug-and-play with UR cobots, now encompassing 387 different products, said the company.
“There has never been a more crucial time for the supply chain industry to embrace automation,” said Joe Campbell, senior manager of applications development with Universal Robots. “We look forward to these conversations at MODEX, illustrating with hands-on examples and ROI justifications how cobots will help address the pain points.”
Cobot offers a hand to RightHand Robotics
Universal Robots' UR5e cobot will also be featured at RightHand Robotics’ Booth B8622. The cobot is part of the RightPick 3 item-handling system.
“We continue to work closely with the team at Universal Robots. These past two years have stressed the supply chain everywhere, but UR has been a reliable and responsive supplier to us at RightHand, which has been critical to us as we scale our business,” said Vince Martinelli, head of product and marketing at RightHand Robotics.
Campbell will speak at a presentation held at RightHand Robotics booth titled, “The Labor Challenge in Manufacutring Just Won’t Go Away” on March 28 at 11 a.m.
UR cobots will also be exhibited in the following MODEX booths:
Mech-Mind - Booth C5571
- Bin-picking gets a power-up with Mech-Mind's Machine Learning software/hardware package featuring a UR10e cobot picking irregular objects with a 3D-printed venturi vacuum gripper.
SVT Robotics - Booth B8260
- See the latest RightPick system from RightHand Robotics, based on the UR10e cobot hardware platform, in a live end-to-end picking demonstration with SVT Robotics. SVT’s SOFTBOT Platform enables easy integration between pick-to-light, pick-to-voice, AMRs and the RightPickTM system to facilitate predictable order fulfillment.
MODEX 2022 is in Atlanta and runs from March 28 to March 31.