As the e-commerce industry continues to grow at a record rate, Universal Robots is looking to fill needs in warehouse spaces with collaborative robots… or, “cobots.”
The company works to make robot technology more accessible by developing small, user-friendly cobots that are more flexible and cost efficient than the traditional industrial robots.
Universal Robots is showcasing its collaborative robot arms in new applications, sharing the next generation of automation solutions for the quickly evolving supply-chain industry.
UR is also demonstrating the first public display of the “quick deployment kit” – a collaborative and scalable solution for parcel induction, case packing and goods-to-person tasks developed by m-d-c-i automation and plus-one robotics. The QDK will quickly work with UR’s cobots to move items onto conveyers.. And is able to “learn” to pick targets through a remote alerting technology.
The company is also teaming up with cross country for their new software, Cross Palletron. This solution uses the cobot to create a fully collaborative and mobile palletizer and de-palletizer. This eliminates the need for complex programming and aims to keep workers from doing repetitive bending and lifting tasks.