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UR30 launch at iREX in Tokyo, Japan.


In November 2023, Danish collaborative robot (cobot) manufacturer Universal Robots announced the expansion of its leading product portfolio with a new 30 kg payload cobot at the iREX trade fair in Tokyo, Japan.

The UR30 is the second in Universal Robot’s new series of innovative, next generation cobots and is built on the same architecture as the award-winning UR20. Despite its compact size, the UR30 offers extraordinary lift, and its superior motion control ensures the perfect placement of large payloads allowing it to work at higher speeds and lift heavier loads.

Applications such as machine tending, material handling and high-torque screwdriving will benefit from the new UR30. For machine tending, the high payload capacity brings new possibilities as it allows the cobot to use multiple grippers at the same time. This means that it can remove finished parts and load more material in one single pass, shortening changeover times and maximising productivity.

UR30 Universal Robots cobot

The UR30 will also effectively support high-torque screwdriving as it can handle larger and higher-output torque tools​ and, thanks to a steady mode feature, the UR30 delivers straight and consistent screwdriving. This will be beneficial in the automotive industry, for example.

In addition to this, the 30 kg payload capacity makes the UR30 a great match for material handling and palletising of heavy products across all industries, with the small footprint enabling it to fit into almost all workspaces – relieving humans of heavy lifting tasks. Weighing only 63.5 kg, it can also be easily moved between work cells.

The Universal Robots range is available in the UK from UR Platinum Partner RARUK Automation Limited.

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