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A NEW STANDARD FOR COLLABORATIVE AUTOMATION PLATFORMS

It has never been easier to create supremely safe, off-the-shelf, tailored collaborative robot solutions that boost productivity irrespective of company size, the nature of its products or production volume. This breakthrough is thanks to new UR e-Series cobots whose unique features allow RARUK Automation to provide highly cost-effective systems – often in combination with other automation products – that promise long term productivity gains.

The new UR e-Series from RARUK Automation comprises three models whose payload is from 3kg to 10kg with a reach radius from 500mm to 1300mm. They all provide significant user benefits and the first is quick and highly flexible deployment. These cobots are lightweight, space saving and easily applied to multiple tasks without changing production layout.

No special electrical installation is required, the robot runs from a regular power outlet. It also comes as standard with 32 industrial I/O connectors and Ethernet connectivity. Unpacking, installing and programming the UR e-Series for its first task typically takes an hour.

Cobots can be moved between applications quickly and are able to re-use programmes for recurrent tasks giving customers the flexibility to automate multiple manual tasks within the production facility with just one cobot. This quality is complemented by a wide and growing range of UR+ installation-ready end effectors, vision systems, accessories and associated software to meet every configuration and application need.

UR is already well known for intuitive and user-friendly programming but in the UR e-Series, this simplicity reaches a new level. The patented 3D-interface allows anyone to become a robot programmer without previous experience. A button located on the teach pendant enables the operator to programme a robot by hand-guiding its arm to the desired position, or simply by using the drag-and-drop functions on a touchscreen tablet.

Even the most complex tasks, where accuracy is of paramount importance, can be taught with the new, in-built UR Integrated Force Torque Sensor.

The UR e-Series makes robotic automation a viable option for SMEs with small batch production as well volume manufacturers who wish to add greater flexibility to their set-up. The technology eliminates the added costs traditionally associated with robot programming and set-up as well as safety guarding.

Naturally the UR e-Series meets the very latest ISO safety standards. Patented safety features allow the customer to fuse human ingenuity with robot competency for accelerated productivity and growth. All models have 17 safety functions that include customisable stop time and stop distance limits to ensure safe operation when the cobot works hand-in-hand with operators.

Certified by TÜV Nord all these functions comply with the EN ISO 13849-1, Cat. 3, PLd, and full EN ISO 10218-1 compliance machinery safety standards for unobstructed human-robot collaboration.

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