Additive Manufacturing

NOV 2018

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING is the magazine devoted to industrial applications of 3D printing and digital layering technology. We cover the promise and the challenges of this technology for making functional tooling and end-use production parts.

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SUPPLIER SHOWCASE 58 NOVEMBER 2018 Additive Manufacturing Universal Robots was co-founded in 2005 by the company's CTO Esben Østergaard—the 2018 Engelberger Award Winner—who wanted to make robot technology accessible to all by developing small, user-friendly, reasonably priced, flexible industrial robots that are safe to work with. Since the first collaborative robot (cobot) was launched in 2008, the company has experienced considerable growth with the user-friendly UR3e, UR5e and UR10e cobot arms now sold in over 50 countries worldwide. The company, which is a part of Teradyne Inc., is headquartered in Odense, Denmark, and has subsidiaries and regional offices in the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Turkey, China, India, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Mexico. In 2017, Universal Ro- bots had a revenue of $170 million. For more information, please visit universal-robots.com or read our blog at blog.universal-robots.com. P R O D U C T S / S E R V I C E S Universal Robots USA, Inc. 11 Technology Dr. East Setauket, NY 11733 U.S.A. Phone: 631-610-9664 universal-robots.com The e-Series The e-Series from Universal Robots is the next generation of the lightweight, six-axis, flexible and easy-to-program collaborative industrial robots or "cobots" designed to work side-by-side with humans in assembly, polishing, gluing, screwdriving, packaging and machine-tending applications. Users have experienced paybacks in as little as 34 days after deployment. Each model is named for its payload in kilograms, and shares 17 advanced adjustable safety functions, built-in force/ torque sensing, and easy programming using the capacitive touchscreen interface. The UR3e is the smallest cobot used for light assembly tasks and automated workbench scenarios. The compact tabletop robot weighs only 24.7 lbs and has a payload of 6.6 lbs, 360-degree rotation on all wrist joints and infinite rotation on the end joint. The UR5e robot arm weighs only 45.4 lbs, and has a payload of 11 lbs and reach capabilities of 33.5". The six-axis robot arm's repeatability is ±0.003 mm, which allows for quick precision handling. The UR10e is the largest cobot in the e-Series family, weighing 73.9 lbs with a payload of 22 lbs and a reach of 51.2".

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