Application Use

Pick & PLace

Add value to your production by automating repetitive pick and place tasks.

Increase accuracy and reduce waste with a pick and place robot in your fulfillment center to handle pick and place tasks. The UR robot can run most pick and place applications autonomously, allowing your business to handle inventory even when employees have gone home. The intuitive, easy-to-program interface makes UR robot arms perfect for small-volume productions. A collaborative robot arm used in repetitive pick and place tasks offers advantages in productivity and flexibility – letting you free up your work force for more important tasks.

  • Most pick and place applications can be run autonomously by the UR robot arm, making it a perfect pick and place robot.
  • Increase productivity and flexibility with Universal Robots pick and place robots. It requires superhuman abilities to repeat the same movement over and over again for many hours with exactly the same precision. That’s why the UR robot’s repeatability of +/- 0.1 mm (.004 in) is perfect for automating quick-precision handling.
  • Because of their small size and lightweight robot design, Universal Robots pick and place robots can be easily deployed in applications in tight space conditions.
  • Easy programming and a fast average set-up time make Universal Robots robot arms ideal even for small-volume productions, where rearranging large-scale facilities wouldn’t be cost-effective.
  • Moving the pick and place robot to 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.
  • All Universal Robots robot arms are certified IP-54. They will need protection when working in corrosive liquid environments.
Application Sheet for download

Injection Moulding

Gain a Rapid and accurate handling of injection molds for prototyping and short-run manufacturing with collaborative robots

Gain a Rapid and accurate handling of injection molds for prototyping and short-run manufacturing with collaborative robots

Relieve injection-molding machinery operators from physically demanding, repetitive work and eliminate the risk of injuries. UR industrial robots can be used across all areas of plastic and polymer production, including injection molding applications. They are able to run most applications autonomously, allowing your business to handle molding even when employees have gone home.

For added connectivity and flexibility, Euromap 67 (including the cable connection to the injection-molding machine) is an available option for all UR robots. With Euromap 67 you get user-friendly templates ensuring easy and fast programming as well as communication signals between the robot arm and injection-molding machine.

  • Taking a robot out of its safety cage allows unmatched automation flexibility. If the robots come into contact with a person, our patented technology limits the forces at contact. The 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.
  • It requires superhuman abilities to dose exactly the same quantity of a fluid constantly. However, the UR robot can maintain consistent pressure at all times. By deploying the robot, you can ensure uniform quality, reduce production costs, and optimize your operation.
  • Easy programming and a short average set-up time make Universal Robots robot arms ideal even for small-volume productions, where rearranging large-scale facilities wouldn’t be cost-effective.
  • Moving the injection molding robot to 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.
  • All Universal Robots robot arms are certified IP-54. They will need protection when working in corrosive liquid environments.
Application Sheet for download

CNC

Maximize efficiency on your CNC machine, Increase quality, Optimize production, and Improve performance.

Improve speed while reducing the risk of injury associated with human operators working in close proximity to heavy machinery such as a CNC machine. If our robotic arm comes into contact with a person, our patented technology limits the forces at contact. The Universal 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.

Universal Robots provides a future-proof platform for small businesses looking to optimize productions. If your work flow changes, the robot can be deployed quickly and easily in new constellations due to its small size and lightweight design.

Universal Robots can be used in most CNC applications. The space-saving CNC robot can also be reprogrammed quickly and used with different machines and peripheral systems such as vision guidance.

  • The deployment of the CNC robotic arm to tend CNC machines 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.
  • Relieve workers from ergonomically unfavorable, repetitive work. With robot arms from Universal Robots, you can free up your work force in order to do more important, less dangerous tasks.
  • Lower your operating costs. Universal Robots gives you all the advantages of advanced CNC robotic automation, with none of the traditional added costs associated with robot programming, set-up, and dedicated, shielded work cells. The fastest registered ROI is a period of 34 days – one of the fastest in the robotics industry.
  • Improve speed and precision as well as reliability and quality. CNC robot arms can withstand significant environmental impact and changes in temperature.
  • All Universal Robots are certified IP-54. They will need protection when working in corrosive liquid environments.
Application Sheet for download

Packaging and Palletizing

Streamline your packaging and palletizing operation to be simpler, faster, and more efficient with Collaborative Robots.

Relieve workers from repetitive work and heavy lifting by automating your packaging and palletizing with lightweight collaborative robot arms. Automation helps you combat the rising costs of new product packaging and shortened product life cycles.

The intuitive, easy-to-program interface makes the UR robot arm perfect for small-volume productions as well as highly repetitive tasks. You can reprogram and redeploy the robot as needed across your operations. If your work flow changes, the packaging or palletizing robotic arm can be deployed quickly and easily in new constellations due to its small size and lightweight design.

  • UR robots can be used in most packaging and palletizing applications. Our space-saving robots can also be reprogrammed quickly and used with many different machines.
  • Relieve workers from ergonomically unfavourable, repetitive work.
  • With robot arms from Universal Robots you can free up your work force in order to do more important tasks.
  • Lower your operation costs. Universal Robots gives you all the advantages of 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.
  • During busy seasons, UR robots can operate 24/7, delivering non-stop productivity to your business. They can be deployed and re-programmed as needed across tasks and applications as often as required.
  • All collaborative robots from Universal Robots are certified IP-54. They will need protection when working in corrosive liquid environment.
Application Sheet for download

Quality Inspection

Increase your consistency and maintain high levels of product quality

If precision and consistency are the keys to your project’s success, then a robot may be the answer. A robot will consistently and repeatedly follow exact processes and pre-defined workflows with miniscule deviation, providing optimum conditions for study or analysis.

Ensure consistency and predictable quality. It requires superhuman abilities to repeat the same movement over and over again for many hours with exactly the same precision. That’s why the repeatability of +/- 0.1 mm (.004 in) of the UR robot arm is perfect for automating quick-precision handling.

A robot arm with a vision camera can also be used for non-destructive testing and 3D measurements, further guaranteeing the quality of your products. It can objectively identify and pinpoint defective or faulty parts before they are packed or shipped.

  • Because of their small size and lightweight robot design, Universal Robots can be easily deployed in tight space conditions.
  • Relieve workers of repetitive work tasks and increase consistency in your quality inspection processes.
  • Lower your operating 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.
  • Moving the quality inspection robot to 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.
  • All Universal Robots robot arms are certified IP-54. They will need protection when working in corrosive liquid environment.
Application Sheet for download

Assembly

A collaborative robot arm from Universal Robots can reduce assembly times, increase production speed, and improve quality

Improve speed and process quality while reducing the risk of injury associated with working in close proximity to heavy machinery. With the right adaptor mechanisms, UR collaborative robot arms can handle assembly of plastics, woods, metals, or other materials. If the assembly robot comes into contact with a person, our patented technology limits the forces at contact. 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.

Universal Robots provides a future-proof platform for small businesses looking to optimize productions. If your work flow changes, the assembly robotic arm can be deployed quickly and easily in new constellations due to its small size and lightweight design.

Intuitive software allows even the most inexperienced user to quickly grasp the basics of programming and set waypoints by simply moving the robot into position.

  • 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.
  • Now you can replace human operators in dirty, dangerous, and dull jobs to reduce repetitive strain and accidental injuries. Most of the thousands of UR robots worldwide operate with no safety guarding (after risk assessment), right beside human operators.
  • Expand production capabilities with increase 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.
  • The UR robot can be used in most assembly applications. It is space-saving and can be reprogrammed quickly to be used with different machines. Robot extensions can be customized to your manufacturing requirements.
  • All Universal Robots’ robotics arms are certified IP-54. They will need protection when working in corrosive liquid environments.
Application Sheet for download

Polishing

Apply the right force in polishing and buffing applications with collaborative robot arms

Ensure consistent polishing and buffing using a Universal Robot with built-in force mode – even on curved and uneven surfaces.

Polishing, buffing, and even sanding tasks require a specific, often delicate touch. A Universal Robot with force control as part of its programming structure allows for this, and offers a flexible solution that will automatically adjust position in order to achieve the desired force.

The ability to apply a specific force to a workpiece is a valuable capability, which comes standard with Universal Robots. This is only available as an additional technology by other manufacturers.

  • Apply specific torque around predefined axes.
  • Ensure consistency and predictable quality.
  • Relieve workers from ergonomically unfavourable and strenuous tasks.
  • Sand and polish even curved and uneven surfaces with adjustable force mode.
Application Sheet for download

Machine Tending

Our robotic arms can be used for many machine tending applications

Machine tending can be repetitive and uneventful. A collaborative robot can be used to tend machines and relieve employees of repetitive work – freeing their time to be used to add value to your business. With UR’s fast and flexible deployment, you can quickly adapt production lines to new products. Add value to your business with the collaborative robot arm that pays for itself more quickly than any other robot in the industry.

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, our patented technology limits the forces at contact. 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.

  • Now you can replace human operators in dirty, dangerous and dull jobs to reduce repetitive strain and accidental injuries. Most of the collaborative robots that we have installed worldwide operate with no safety guarding (after risk assessment), right beside human operators.
  • Expand production capabilities with increase 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.
  • The UR robot can be used to 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 productions or changing workflows and operational set-ups. Robot extensions can be customized to the manufacturing requirements.
  • Universal Robots robot arms are IP-54 certified and need additional protection when working in corrosive liquid environments.
Application Sheet for download

Screw Driving

Add precision and consistency to your screw driving and tightening applications with our collaborative robots

If precision and consistency are the keys to your project’s success, then a robot may be the answer. Increase the quality and consistency of your products by reducing the risk of over-tightening and always having the correct tension, no matter the project. A robot will consistently and repeatedly follow exact processes and pre-defined workflows with miniscule deviation.

It requires superhuman abilities to repeat the same movement over and over again for many hours with exactly the same precision and speed. That’s why the repeatability of +/- 0.1 mm (.004 in) of UR robot arms is perfect for automating quick-precision handling.

For screw-specific applications, the end joint on the UR3 offers infinite rotation. Combined with the robot’s unique force control, this allows it to be placed directly into a screwing application without the need for a costly torque-controlled screw-driving tool.

  • Universal Robots can be used to run most screw driving applications automatically. The space-saving robot can also be reprogrammed quickly and used with different machines, making it the perfect choice for small-volume productions or changing workflows and operational set-ups.
  • Relieve workers from ergonomically unfavorable, repetitive work and reduce the risk of injuries. With robot arms from Universal Robots you can free up your work force in order to do more important tasks.
  • Taking a robot out of its safety cage allows unmatched automation flexibility. If the robots come into contact with a person, our patented technology limits the forces at contact. The 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.
  • Easy programming and a short average set-up time make Universal Robots robot arms ideal even for small-volume productions, where rearranging large-scale facilities wouldn’t be cost-effective.
  • All Universal Robots robot arms are certified IP-54. They will need protection when working in corrosive liquid environments.
Application Sheet for download

Lab Analysis and testing

Automate demanding research projects in laboratories that require flexibility, efficient use of space, and seamless integration of lab peripherals

Customise your system to deliver ultimate flexibility while providing 24/7 operation for time-sensitive testing and analysis. If precision and consistency are the keys to your project’s success, then a robot may be the answer. A robot will consistently and repeatedly follow exact processes and pre-defined workflows with miniscule deviation, providing optimum conditions for study or analysis.

Ensure consistency and predictable quality. It requires superhuman abilities to repeat the same movement over and over again for many hours with exactly the same precision. That’s why the repeatability of +/- 0.1 mm (.004 in) of UR robot arms is perfect for automating quick-precision handling.

  • Because of their small size and lightweight robot design, Universal Robots analysis and testing robots can be easily deployed for applications in tight space conditions.
  • Relieve workers from repetitive work with increased consistency in your analysis and testing processes.
  • 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.
  • Moving the analysis and testing robot to 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.
  • All Universal Robots robot arms are certified IP-54. They will need protection when working in corrosive liquid environment. Universal Robots provide affordable automation to your laboratory.
Application Sheet for download

Gluing, Dispensing, and Welding

Reduce waste and increase accuracy by using a Universal Robot for gluing, dispensing, and welding applications

A collaborative robot can add flexibility, efficiency, and freedom to your gluing, dispensing, and welding processes. Move the robot to the areas where you need application support. When the task is finished, you can re-purpose and re-deploy the robot to other areas in your production.

Improve workplace safety by allowing a robot to handle dangerous tasks. If the robot comes into contact with a person, our patented technology limits the forces at contact. 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.

  • Universal Robots robot arms are IP-54 certified and need additional protection when working in corrosive liquid environments.
  • Easy programming and a short average set-up time make Universal Robots robot arms ideal even for small-volume productions, where rearranging large-scale facilities wouldn’t be cost-effective.
  • Moving the robot to 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.
Application Sheet for download

Your Industrial Robot Application

If you don’t see your application on the list, don’t worry!

If you don’t see your application on the list, don’t worry! You can benefit from a collaborative robot as well. Our robots are designed to be ultra-flexible tools that can be used to complete virtually any type of task.

Our collaborative robot arms can be programmed to perform the same range of applications as a human arm – but with a few noteworthy exceptions. A robot arm has a wider range of motion, doesn’t get tired or ill, and can work on dangerous tasks without the risk of injury. It’s like having a bionic employee.