Festo has developed its UR+ certified multi-axis solution for Universal Robotics (UR) cobots. The certified UR system adds up to four axes of motion beyond the UR cobot six axes, and embodies Festo world-class precision, reliability and longevity. This solution from Festo lowers customer engineering time and speeds startup as it arrives ready to install.
Cobot applications are intentionally simple to configure and operate. This multi-axis system is no different. No programming is involved in setup and no additional PLC is required. Multi-axes are configured through the UR HMI. End-users simply set position, speed and acceleration on the HMI or, using the URCap toolbar, move the axes in manual mode to configure motion. A seventh axis is used for linear transfer and for extending the range of action for a UR cobot in such applications as palletizing and machine tending.