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Universal Robots to showcase scalable packaging solutions at PACK EXPO 2017

Universal Robots, a Danish manufacturer of smaller flexible industrial collaborative robot arms, said it will showcase its new scalable packaging solutions at this month’s PACK EXPO 2017 in Las Vegas to address the rapid-changing market.

The company will unveil its new cobot-assisted, mobile and modular tabletop system at the packaging trade show. The tabletop system comprises vision-guided multiple part feeding and kitting alongside conveyor tracking and case loading/unloading.

At booth S-8257 of PACK EXPO 2017, the Danish firm will demonstrate an intelligent part feeder of the new mobile tabletop system which operates on vision guidance to singulate number of different small parts.

Universal Robots will also demonstrate the articulating end of arm tooling of the system which has the ability to collect multiple parts.

Visitors at the firm’s booth can also see the conveyor traction automation feature of the mobile tabletop system which is used for gathering groups of parts on a conveyor.

Apart from those, Universal Robots also plans to show how variety pack cases are loaded and how unloading of cases are resorted using the mobile tabletop system.

Universal Robots will also demonstrate a UR10 collaborative robot which is claimed to be capable of palletizing and de-palletizing and in interpreting input from outside resources among other tasks.

Universal Robots area sales manager Craig Tomita said: “We see a collaborative robot as a tool on demand – 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 showcasing these important capabilities at PACK EXPO.”