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Introducing the Universal Robot Inexpensive – Flexible – Easy to Programme

Are you a manufacturer that can see the value of robot-assisted production but are concerned about the cost not only of the robot itself but also its programming? Don’t be, a Universal Robot (UR) from R. A. Rodriguez is affordable, adaptable and very easy to programme so it can be applied a whole range of machine tending tasks. It’s also designed to be collaborative, so your shop floor staff can work alongside it in complete safety, without the need for guarding on many applications.

A UR robot can tend machines and relieve employees from the tedium of repetitive work, freeing their time to be used to add value to your business. With UR’s fast, flexible deployment you are able to quickly adapt production lines to new products.

Improve speed and process quality while reducing the risk of injury associated with working in close proximity to heavy machinery. If the machine tending robot comes into contact with a person, patented technology limits the forces at contact (in accordance with TS15066). UR robots can also be programmed to operate in reduced mode when a human enters the robot’s work area and resume full speed when the person leaves.

  • The UR robot can run most machine tending applications automatically. The space-saving robot can also be reprogrammed quickly and used with different machines. It is the perfect choice for small-volume production or changing workflows and operational set-ups. Robot extensions can be customized to the manufacturing requirements. 
  • With a UR you can replace human operators in dirty and dangerous jobs to reduce repetitive strain and accidental injuries. Most of the UR robots worldwide operate with no safety guarding (after risk assessment), right beside human operators. 
  • Expand production capabilities with increased quality, consistency and production speed. The deployment of the robotic arm in new processes is fast and easy, giving you the agility to automate almost any manual task, including those with small batches or fast change-overs. The robot is able to re-use programs for recurrent tasks.
  • Lower your operation costs. Universal Robots gives you all the advantages of advanced robotic automation, with none of the traditional added costs associated with robot programming, set-up, and dedicated, shielded work cells. The average payback period of 195 days is the fastest in the robot industry.

To see how other manufacturers are benefiting from investment in a Universal Robot click on these links. At, Fries Machinenbau explains how its UR has increased production and allowed workers to devote more time to quality control.

US manufacturer Etalex demonstrates how its UR has automated high-risk task to improve workplace safety at And visit to discover how the URs at the Danish short-run production company, Stantræk, have enabled it to expand production and nearly double revenue without significant increases in payroll.

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