With its 1,750 mm (68.9 in) reach and 20kg payload (44.1 lbs.), the new UR20 from Universal Robots greatly expands automation opportunities such as the ability to reach further into machines, tend several machines in the same cycle, and handle 25% heavier parts. Despite being UR’s heaviest robot, the UR20 is the lightest cobot in its class, weighing only 64kg (141.1 lbs.).
The new UR20 cobot, that will start shipping this summer, has been re-engineered from the ground up, focused on freeing up more manpower within a wide range of human-scale automation tasks.
At Universal Robots’ FABTECH booth, attendees will experience first-hand what that looks like as the UR20 loads and unloads heavy workpieces into a machine fixture requiring a long reach. Universal Robots has completely re-engineered the cobot’s field-serviceable joints, that deliver 30% more speed and torque within a closed capsule. Even with the increase in reach and torque, the cobot pioneer has managed to retain the cobot’s 50 microns repeatability, while still using standard single-phase power.
Universal Robots is at booth B17063