Universal Robots continues to address the automation skills gap with its new Application Builder tool that eases robotic cell configuration and deployment while raising robot literacy and capabilities. Application Builder walks customers through the entire process of building a successful UR robot application that is optimized for throughput and cost. The online configuration tool provides a step-by-step process to choose the right robot and end-of-arm tooling, to walk through the pros and cons of different configuration options, and to learn the skills required to complete a full solution.
“We continue to innovate to make robots accessible and cost-effective for the broadest possible audience,” says Stefan Stubgaard Head of UR’s Global Competence Center. “Application Builder gives anyone the tools and skills they need to quickly configure and deploy a successful robot application with complete confidence that it will satisfy their requirements.”
Three popular collaborative robot applications are available at launch, including machine tending, assembly and packaging. Application Builder provides a complete program template for the specific application; customers are walked through configuration questions to help define the most appropriate end effector for cost and throughput requirements, they are shown how to interface the robot controller with other equipment, and how to program the robot for specific application requirements such as torque for screw-driving applications or pattern setups for pallet stacking. Additional applications are also in the works.