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New application kits from Universal Robots have cobots working faster

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20 ‘Plug and Produce’ kits for the most popular cobot applications are now available from Universal Robots.

An example is Robotiq’s Surface Finishing Kit – compatible with over 20 pneumatic and electrical orbital tools from leading, worldwide brands – that allows manufacturers with polishing or sanding processes to utilise the kit’s built-in path generator to ensure consistent applied force in each cycle, increasing quality and productivity while reducing programming time.

By reducing recurring engineering decisions for common applications, the ’Plug and Produce’ kits for cobots decrease project risk and are ready for fast implementation for tasks such as finishing, inspection, assembly, machine tending, material removal, dispensing, and material handling.

“It’s a new arena where customers no longer have to select and specify cobot peripherals piecemeal, but instead get a kit with most of the needed components for their desired application. The results are faster deployment and faster payback,” Jim Lawton, VP of Product and Applications Management at Universal Robots.

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The Vectis Cobot Welder application kit comes with all the hardware and software

Available in North America is the new Vectis Cobot Welder application kit that comes with all hardware provided fully integrated onto a mobile modular fixturing cart, reportedly 25-40 per cent less expensive than the total cost of a small traditional robot welder.

Many of the new cobot application kits, such as the SPATZ – STÖGER Pick&Place Screwdriving Kit, consists of several different UR+ certified components controlled through a single ‘URCap’ software.

The SPATZ – STÖGER kit i.e. integrates 7 UR+ components providing automatic tool change and feed unit of fasteners through a Pick&Place system.


Some kits are globally available while others are available in specific regions or countries.

Launching in Europe is the ROBiPAK welding kit, that provides a perfect symbiosis of Abicor Binzel’s welding equipment and UR cobot technology for MIG/MAG welding.

The “Ready-To-Weld” URCap controls all hardware including the air- or liquid-cooled welding torch system designed for quick installation on UR cobots.

All application kits now available are featured on the new expanded UR+ site.

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The Vectis kit allows manufacturers to set weave parameters for cleanly tied-in welds with a Weld Template Library that provides parameter starting points for common weld sizes

Read about Universal Robots latest heavy payload cobot for collaborative automation, here

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