Hey, check this out – Universal Robots, the global leader in collaborative robotics, is saying that the demand for their new UR20 collaborative robot is so high that they’re speeding up production. They saw this robot become the top choice for manufacturers needing a long-reach, heavy-payload cobot, which made them double their production capacity to keep up with the demand.
Bryan Bird, president of Americas at Universal Robots, said, “We are thrilled by the tremendous response to the UR20. The rapid adoption by manufacturers speaks volumes about the impact this cobot is having on the industry. In response to the demand, we have made the strategic decision to ramp up production faster than initially anticipated.”
And get this – the UR20 is the first in Universal Robots’ next generation of industrial cobots. This one is designed to take performance to new heights while still being versatile, usable, and having a small footprint. It can handle more tasks and fit more applications than ever with a reach of 1750 mm and 20 kg payload capacity.
The company is working hard to fulfill orders in Q4, and they’ve already seen big success with companies like Bob’s Red Mill and Ornua. Bob’s Red Mill was looking for a good robot for palletizing and couldn’t find one that met all their requirements until the UR20 came out. Now, they’ve freed up four operators and helped with company growth by using this new cobot.
Ornua Ingredients, part of Irish Dairy co-operative Ornua, also deployed the UR20 in end-of-line palletizing and saw increases in consistency and productivity. Manufacturers looking to integrate the UR20 into their operations are encouraged to reach out and discuss their automation needs. It’s an exciting time for the industry, that’s for sure.