The Danes are coming to Hannover - to show that their user-friendly, versatile and cost-effective robotic arms don't just pave the way to semi-automated production for industrial conglomerates, but for small and medium-sized companies, too. Visitors to HANNOVER MESSE 2019 can check out practical examples to see how Universal Robots can help future-proof industrial manufacturing processes and adapt them to the needs of customers and staff.
The company's exhibits are centered primarily on the new e-Series, which will be presented for the first time in Hannover in 2019. The latest generation of robots from Universal Robots has been certified by TÜV Nord to ISO 10218-1 and had its safety functions classified as category 3 PLd to ISO 13849-1, meaning it complies with the latest ISO safety standards. The e-Series also aims to impress with an even greater variety of applications and simpler programming. What’s more, an integrated force-torque sensor and a redesigned user interface support more precise and intuitive operation. Practical demonstrations will give visitors to HANNOVER MESSE 2019 the opportunity to see for themselves the challenges that the company’s robots can help overcome. For example, three UR3e robot arms are working together on the “flashlight application” to present visitors with a flashlight that has been engraved at the fair. The supreme discipline in robotics – 3D bin picking – is also on show, in the shape of a robot fitted with an image processing system extracting objects dumped in a jumbled mess in a container.
Universal Robots is also announcing the expansion of its "UR Academy" training concept: "We have created a virtual classroom at the Universal Robots Academy so that even inexperienced users can program our robots on their own," says Helmut Schmid, General Manager for Western Europe at Universal Robots (Germany) GmbH. "We would like to extend this concept even further and have some exciting news to announce at HANNOVER MESSE."