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Advanced Engineering – 1st & 2nd November 2017, NEC

Stand no: CM28

As a Universal Robot Preferred Distributor, RARUK Automation provides customers with not only a higher level of technical support but also priority access to Universal Robot resources such as applications expertise. At Advanced Engineering 2017, visitors will be able to take advantage of this know-how and learn how Universal Robots are the ideal basis for cost-effective production solutions that enable humans and robots to work collaboratively.

There are now three flexible and lightweight 6-axis robot arms in the Universal Robot range from RARUK Automation. Each can be used for a wide range of applications and are categorised according to their payload limits. The models also have reach, weight and footprint differences.

The smallest and most recent addition is the table top UR3. It is extremely compact and virtually noiseless with a footprint of just 118mm. It weighs only 11kg but has a payload of 3kg and, in common with other Universal Robots, it has ±360 degree rotation on all wrist joints and infinite rotation on the end joint.

Additional features include: a patented safety system with 15 adjustable safety functions; a wide range of I/O ports; standard communication protocols for easy integration and programming via a 12” touchscreen.

Complementing these versatile cobots is Universal Robots+, an online showroom available via RARUK Automation that ‘houses’ cutting-edge products to customise the Universal Robot for specific applications. From end-effectors and accessories to vision cameras and software, it’s a one-stop shop for products that are tested and approved. The result is fast, smooth, low-risk integration.

One of the most recent additions to this range of accessories is YouRing, a smart programmable collar that gives visual and audible information on robot status. Wireless connectivity and the URCaps plug-in that is supplied with the YouRing makes this neat and clever device easy to install; URCaps is the accessory platform that enables full integration into Polyscope, the UR GUI for robot programming and operation. YouRing can then be freely programmed to meet the needs of the application and operator.

Visitors to Advanced Engineering will also have the opportunity to see the MiR200 robot. This mobile robot will interest manufacturers actively looking at the most cost-effective ways of automating their production. Its extraordinary flexibility and smart technology can be used in virtually any situation where employees are spending time pushing carts or making deliveries. It removes the tedium, allowing staff to focus on higher value activities. The MiR200 robot autonomously transports a load of up to 200kg and can be customized with top modules such as bins, racks, lifts, conveyors or even a Universal Robot. Top modules are easy and quick to change so the MiR200 can be redeployed for different tasks. With built-in sensors and cameras and sophisticated software, the MiR200 can identify its surroundings and avoid all obstacles; there is no need for expensive and inflexible wires or sensors to control navigation.

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