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28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

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RA Rodriguez introduces third generation robots

RA Rodriguez introduces third generation robots

At PPMA, RA Rodriguez introduced the third generation of Universal Robot to the UK market. These robots have already proven their value as highly flexible production systems across industry and these new additions have even greater potential. The upgraded UR5 and UR10 robot arms include true absolute encoders, eight new adjustable safety-rated functions, twice the number of built-in I/O ports and an enhanced control.

These new six-jointed arms retain the ease-of-use and quick ROI benefits of previous generations and their visual appearance and payload of 5/10 kilos remains unchanged. Central to the new design, however, is the robots' ability to allow enhanced and safe human/robot collaborative working and this is now independently confirmed by TÜV certification. The inclusion of true absolute encoders in the new design allows faster start-up of the robot arm. The absolute position is recognised when the Universal Robot is switched on, eliminating the need for encoder initialisation. Integration with other systems is easier too. Sixteen additional digital I/O ports are easy to configure, either as digital signals or safety signals.

The safety setting on these new lightweight robots can be adjusted to suit the application. The arm can run in two operating modes in each setting; a normal and reduced option. Switching between safety settings while the robot is in operation is also possible and, to achieve this, eight safety functions are monitored by the new and patented safety system, UR Safety 3.0.

The eight functions cover joint positions and speeds, TCP positions, orientation, speed and force as well as the momentum and power of the robot. The settings can only be changed in a password protected area of the control and the complete system carries TÜV certification to PLd safety rating.

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