Universal Robots launches its largest robot yet

Collaborative robot manufacturer Universal Robots has announced the launch of its largest robot to date, the UR16e, which features a 16 kg payload capability – almost double the previous maximum.

The UR16e combines the high payload with a reach of 900 mm and pose repeatability of +/- 0.05 mm making it ideal for automating tasks such as heavy-duty material handling, heavy-part handling and machine tending.

“In today’s uncertain economic climate manufacturers need to look at flexible solutions to stay competitive,” said Jürgen von Hollen, President of Universal Robots.

“With UR16e, we meet the need for a collaborative robot that can tackle heavy-duty tasks reliably and efficiently. This launch significantly expands the versatility of our product portfolio and gives manufacturers even more ways to improve performance, overcome labour challenges, and grow their business.”

Developed on UR’s innovative e-Series platform, the UR16e offers simple and easy programming and integration, and addresses ergonomic and productivity challenges associated with lifting and moving heavy parts and products.

Peter Hern, ANZ country manager at Universal Robots, said the UR16e is ideal for automating high-payload and CNC machine tending applications, including multi-part handling, without compromising on precision.

“At Universal Robots we continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible with collaborative automation,” said Peter Hern, ANZ Country Manager at Universal Robots.

“Today, we’re making it easier than ever for every manufacturer to capitalise on the power of automation by bringing a cobot to market that is built to do more as it delivers more payload than our other cobots. Australia is one of our most important markets in the region, and we believe there will be strong demand for the UR16e.”