Collaborative Robot Applications

Universal Robots’ Cobots are offering adaptable automation to businesses of all sizes. Our range of robot arms can assist you in increasing efficiency to help you compete in a global market, whether your processing tasks include assembly, painting, palletizing, screw-driving, packaging, polishing, injection moulding, or any other processing operation you can think of.

The deployment of collaborative robots is flexible, safe, and economical. Automation is now simpler than ever thanks to collaborative robots from Universal Robots, even for small and midsized businesses.

Interested in seeing how collaborative robots can make a difference in your processes? Contact Shelley Automation, the only Canadian distributor with labs all across Canada.

A COLLABORATIVE ROBOT ARM FROM UNIVERSAL ROBOTS CAN REDUCE ASSEMBLY TIMES, INCREASE PRODUCTION SPEED, AND IMPROVE QUALITY
Reduce repetitive workplace injuries while producing repeatable, accurate assembly operations such as screw driving, nut driving, part fitting, and insertion. Universal Robots collaborative robot arms can handle the assembly of plastics, woods, metals, or other materials with the appropriate adaptor mechanisms. Our proprietary technique reduces the forces at contact in the event that the assembly robot comes into contact with a human. 
REDUCE WASTE AND INCREASE ACCURACY BY USING A UNIVERSAL ROBOT FOR DISPENSING APPLICATIONS
Your glueing, sealing, painting, and other dispensing jobs can benefit from the flexibility, efficiency, and freedom enabled by a Universal Robot collaborative robot. The force/torque sensing built into the e-Series robots ensures a constant flow and exact positioning to cut down on waste and scrap. Our compact, lightweight robots are simple to move to the locations where you require application support. You can repurpose and re-deploy the robot to other parts of your production after the task is completed.
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. Tasks like polishing, buffing, and even sanding demand a delicate touch. A versatile solution that will automatically modify position to produce the desired force is a Universal Robot with force control. This valuable capability comes standard with Universal Robots e-Series line of cobots without the additional cost and complexity of other manufacturers.
OUR ROBOTIC ARMS MAXIMIZE EFFICIENCY FOR CNC OR INJECTION MOLDING MACHINES, INCREASE QUALITY, OPTIMIZE PRODUCTION, AND IMPROVE PERFORMANCE

Relieve machine workers from tedious, repetitive work that puts them at risk for injury. To free up employees for more valuable jobs, collaborative robots from Universal Robots can be employed to maintain machines like CNC, injection molding, press brakes, stamping presses, and more. Reduce the risk of injury associated with operating close to large machinery while increasing speed and process quality.  Additionally, UR robots can be programmed to work at a slower speed when a human enters their workspace and will resume working normally when the human exits.

E-COMMERCE AND FULFILLMENT GROWTH DEMANDS COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION FOR AUTOMATED BIN PICKING AND PACKAGING
Utilize collaborative robots from Universal Robots to automate your material handling, packaging, palletizing, bin picking, labelling, and kitting operations. Use lightweight collaborative robot arms to automate material handling activities, relieving people of heavy lifting and repetitive work. Automation makes it simple to meet seasonal peaks despite manpower shortages, combats rising expenses of new product packaging, and shortens product life cycles. Cobots can pick up a variety of objects even in unstructured areas like bins or totes thanks to its revolutionary grippers, computer vision, and machine learning systems.
REDUCE WASTE AND INCREASE ACCURACY BY USING A UNIVERSAL ROBOT FOR MATERIAL REMOVAL APPLICATIONS
You may increase the flexibility, effectiveness, and freedom of your grinding, deburring, milling, routing, drilling, and other material removal processes by using a collaborative robot from Universal Robots. The e-Series robots have integrated force/torque sensors to insert the tool consistently and precisely, reducing waste and junk while streamlining your operation. Our adaptable, lightweight robots are simple to move to the locations where you require application support. You can repurpose and re-deploy the robot to other parts of your production after the task is completed. By giving a cobot access to hazardous jobs, workplace safety can be increased. 
INCREASE YOUR CONSISTENCY AND MAINTAIN HIGH LEVELS OF PRODUCT QUALITY WITH COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS
To perform the same movement with perfect accuracy over a long period of time, you need superhuman strength. You can maintain high product quality standards and improve measurement consistency by automating quality inspection. The UR robot arm’s repeatability of +/- 0.03 mm (30 micron) is ideal for automating quick-precision handling in applications for quality inspection and testing. Universal Robots’ collaborative robot arms provide the accuracy and reliability that are essential to the success of your project. A robot will reliably and repeatedly comply to precise procedures and pre-established workflows with minimal deviation, offering ideal circumstances for research or analysis.
BUILD PRODUCTION CAPACITY WHILE MAINTAINING CONSISTENTLY HIGH WELD QUALITY WITH A COBOT
Your welding processes can benefit from the flexibility, efficiency, and freedom offered by a collaborative robot. Move the robot to the areas where you need application support.  Arc, TIG, laser, MIG, ultrasonic, plasma, spot welding, soldering, and brazing can all be done by collaborative robots from Universal Robots. Cobots increase the operational efficiency of your manufacturing line and give you agility and flexibility for a variety of tasks, allowing your company to take on additional work. Our patented technology reduces the forces at contact in the event that the robot comes into contact with a human. Additionally, UR robots can be configured to operate at a slower speed when a human enters their workspace and to resume working normally when the human exits.
WHY MANUAL PALLETIZING IS NO LONGER GOOD ENOUGH
No matter how carefully you plan your manual palletizing tasks, difficulties inevitably arise. Injury is one of the main risks involved in manual palletizing. For hours on end, workers twist, lift, and bend. These unsafe tasks have the potential to jeopardise the workers’ health and lead to strain injuries over time. Automating your palletizing tasks allows you to free up staff from strenuous lifting and enhances their general wellbeing.  Cobots can continue to work at the same speed for longer than human employees can. By doing so, downtime is reduced, and productivity ultimately increases.  Palletizing cobots from Universal Robots are easy to operate and the ideal way to transform a bottleneck task into a quick and painless one.