The new UR20 cobot can handle heavier loads - up to 20 kg with a reach of 1750 mm. PHOTO courtesy Universal Robot
For the first time at a fabricating show in North America, Fabtech 2022 attendees were able to experience the new 20kg payload cobot, the UR20 from Universal Robots, that expands automation
opportunities such as the ability to reach further into machines, tend several machines in the same cycle, and handle 25% heavier parts than other UR cobot models.
Despite being UR’s most powerful robot, the UR20 is the lightest cobot in its class, weighing only 64kg (141.1 lbs.), according to Universal Robots.
“We are launching a redefined cobot that has been completely re-engineered from the ground up, focused on freeing up more manpower within a wide range of human-scale automation tasks,” says Joe
Campbell, senior manager of applications development and strategic marketing at Universal Robots. “
With a 1750 mm reach and 20 kg payload capacity, the UR20 is the first in Universal Robots’ next generation of industrial cobots. The UR20 is redesigned and built for higher payloads, faster speeds, and improved motion control all within a lightweight, small footprint system. The cobot features an all-new joint design, increasing all joint torques and TCP speed. Also, no special electrical hookups or wiring solutions are required. A single-phase standard power outlet is all that’s needed to power the UR20.
In applications such as welding, where reaching for long seams of parts and components is typically required, the small footprint of the UR20 enables multiple robots be used in the same production cell. New joint architecture improves motion consistency while the larger 1750mm reach geometry increases your work zone.
For more information go to www.universal-robots.com