New UR10e used for material handling with Cobo-Stack solution from MBO Press Solutions.
Universal Robots has just released a new, enhanced version of its bestselling cobot, the UR10e, with 25% more payload capacity. That means this versatile unit can now handle 27.55 lb. The increased payload is a response to customers needing to move heavier items in applications like palletizing using the UR10e.
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, including:
The UR10e can now be used in palletizing applications with cartons weighing up to 10 kg and a 2.5-kg 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.
The enhanced UR10e's greater payload takes away the weight from the hands and shoulders of humans, leading to improved ergonomics and working conditions. With overexertion and repetitive motion accounting for an estimated 24% and 8% of workplace injuries, respectively, in the U.S. alone, this provides significant relief to human workers.
"Humans are not designed to lift heavy goods repeatedly, but our cobots handle these tasks with ease," said Kim Povlsen, president of Universal Robots. "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."
Feedback from UR partners has been extremely positive. MBO Postpress Solutions in Germany has integrated the UR10e as part of its CoBo-Stack stacking cobot. "Increasing the payload of the UR10e will make our MBO CoBo-Stack much more profitable for our customers by expanding their application possibilities to include larger packages and heavier products, such as perfect-bound or saddle-stitched catalogs and brochures," said Sebastian König, head of Research & Development at MBO Postpress Solutions GmbH.
VIDEO: Application Story: UR10e with increased payload enables more stacking and palletizing tasks at MBO Postpress Solutions.
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 get started with collaborative applications quickly and easily.
"It also means that the UR10e can help whenever there is a single line that needs to palletize a wide range of products of different weights," added Nicolas Lauzier, senior product manager at Robotiq.
The enhanced UR10e as part of the Robotiq Palletizing Solution.
Orders can be placed with UR distributors globally now, with shipments of the new UR10e scheduled to start in the second half of June.