Pioneering collaborative robots substantially augment CIMTEC’s offering of best-in-class automation components, and their customer’s product manufacturing quality and efficiency.
Charlotte, North Carolina, December 20, 2016:
Having a built-in safety system that enables a robot to stop operating if it comes into contact with an employee, has long been the defining feature of collaborative robots. Universal Robots has expanded the term “collaborative” to include user-friendliness, ability to re-deploy and simple setup.
Whether it is adjusting to seasonal lines, or to variation in co-packing lines, employees can teach the robot new moves as production schedules change. Using the teach pendant and moving the robotic arm, human coworkers simply change the movements of the UR robot without having to code or reprogram.
From Dan Keenan, President of CIMTEC Automation: “We are excited about this new partnership with Universal Robots. Having built our reputation on providing state-of-the-art automation products and industry solutions, we are eager to bring this advanced robotic technology to our customers.”
“We see a collaborative robot as a tool – one that can quickly be transitioned between packaging tasks to streamline production planning. Flexibility in manufacturing involves ability to deal with variation in volumes, design and material handling as well as variations in the process sequences. We look forward to working with CIMTEC to bring these innovative tools to an even wider customer base in the Southeastern market” says Douglas Peterson, General Manager of Universal Robots’ Americas Division.
About Universal Robots:
Universal Robots is the result of many years of intensive research at Denmark’s successful robot cluster, which is located in Odense, Denmark. The company was co-founded in 2005 by the company’s CTO, Esben Østergaard, who wanted to make robot technology accessible to all by developing small, user-friendly, reasonably priced, flexible industrial robots that are safe to work with and on their own can be used to streamline processes in the industry.
The product portfolio includes the collaborative UR3, UR5 and UR10 robotic arms named after their payload in kilos. Since the first UR robot launched in December 2008, the company has experienced considerable growth with the user-friendly robots now sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.
The company, a part of Boston-based Teradyne Inc., is headquartered in Odense and has subsidiaries and regional offices in the U.S., Spain, Germany, Singapore, Czech Republic, India, and China. Universal Robots has more than 300 employees worldwide. Learn more at: www.universal-robots.com
About CIMTEC Automation LLC:
Since first establishing our business in 1987, CIMTEC Automation has become one of the industry’s largest, most progressive, responsive and trusted automation products and engineering solutions providers. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, CIMTEC has offices in strategic locations throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
While the world has changed significantly since 1987, our philosophy remains the same: We’re dedicated to helping our customers succeed through technology, and to developing the best value, performance and innovation in our industry.
By focusing on advanced technology, CIMTEC delivers innovative automation solutions that provide our customers a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.
Jeff Tatro, Dir. Of Robotic Systems