Universal Robots (UR) manufactures collaborative robot arms, or cobots, which are available in Canada through Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd. One key benefit of UR cobots is their contribution to environmental sustainability. Countries and regions worldwide are setting out energy and emission targets to fight climate change, so UR is working to make its practices and operations more sustainable – focusing on waste reduction, reduced energy consumption, smaller footprint, and re-shoring.
Remote monitoring and access
UR cobots help businesses reduce waste by improving the quality of manufacturing operations. These units are produced according to high quality standards, and they are also proven tools for lowering waste and boosting efficiency in many applications and industries. The UR+ ecosystem of UR-certified application kits and components offers a broad variety of specialized industrial quality inspection systems that can help to reduce waste while improving product quality.
Cobots also reduce energy consumption through remote monitoring and access. With remote monitoring, users can track and monitor cobot performance without having to go onsite. These tools are usually accessible by tablet, desktop, and Smartphone and offer various data that can be used to tweak performance for better efficiency and lower electricity consumption. With remote access, users can program robots from afar. Digitizing manufacturing operations reduces travel expenses, optimizes energy consumption, and offers tools that businesses can use to streamline automation deployment. UR+ offers many remote monitoring and access solutions to support digitization.
Traditional automation usually begets a large footprint and requires major changes to plant layout. But UR cobots are lightweight and need no safety guarding, so they are simple to move between applications and eliminate expensive facility redesign. Another advantage: cobots minimize distances in supply chains, which lowers transportation expenses. Cobots empower re-shoring efforts by allowing manufacturers to compete with lower-wage countries, keeping operations close to home.
With these innovative robot arms, manufacturers can maximize energy efficiency in many ways. UR cobots from Advanced Motion & Controls are more affordable than traditional robots are and also consume less energy, than they do, creating a more sustainable workplace.
To learn more, contact Advanced Motion & Controls.