Machine Tending

Robot Machine Tending Applications

Set it and forget it.

Improve cycle times. Add 2nd operations during machine cycles. Automate older manual machines. Machine tending is often the killer app for collaborative robots.  Let us show you how our packaged solutions can help you quickly and easily automate your machine tending applications.

About Robot Machine Tending

Robotic arms can be used to for many applications, one of these is machine tending.

Machine tending can be repetitive and uneventful. A collaborative robot can be used to tend machines and relieve employees of repetitive work – freeing their time to be used to add value to your business. With UR’s fast and flexible deployment, you are able to quickly adapt production lines to new products. Add value to your business with the collaborative robot arm that pays for itself.

Improve speed and process quality while reducing the risk of injury associated with working in close proximity to heavy machinery. If the machine tending robot comes into contact with a person, our patented technology limits the forces at contact. UR robots can also be programmed to operate in reduced force mode when a human enters the robot’s work area and resume full speed when the person leaves.

Features & Benefits of Robot Machine Tending

  • The UR robot can be used to run most machine tending applications automatically. The space-saving robot can also be reprogrammed quickly and used with different machines. It is the perfect choice for small-volume production or changing workflows and operational set-ups. Robot tooling can be customized to the manufacturing requirements.
  • Now you can replace human operators in dirty, dangerous and dull jobs to reduce repetitive strain and accidental injuries. Most of the UR robots worldwide operate with no safety guarding (after risk assessment), right beside human operators.
  • Expand production capabilities with increase quality, consistency and production speed. The deployment of the robotic arm in new processes is fast and easy, giving you the agility to automate almost any manual task, including those with small batches or fast change-overs. The robot is able to re-use programs for recurring tasks.
  • Lower your operation costs. Universal Robots gives you all the advantages of advanced robotic automation, with none of the traditional added costs associated with robot programming, set-up, and dedicated, shielded work cells. The average payback period of 195 days is the fastest in the robot industry.

Robot Machine Tending Application Showcase

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