UR’s Latest Cobot is Designed for Higher Payloads

Aug. 2, 2022
Universal Robots’ Anders Beck discusses the UR20’s new features, including the tool flange and joint design.

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Danish manufacturer Universal Robots designed its 20 kg UR20 cobot with 1,750 mm of reach. This new design responds to a demand for cobots that can do heavy lifting in a range of industries where palletizing, welding, material handling, machine loading and tending—among other repetitive and strenuous tasks—are routinely needed.

In this video, Anders Beck, vice president, Strategy and Innovation, Universal Robots, provides insights into the design decisions his team made. He said the mechanical design had been around for some time. Back in 2018, when UR launched its eSeries cobots, the design team had already started to rethink the drive train. “We really started all the way from scratch, threw away everything we knew, looked at all the new technologies that came in, sorted them, ranked them, developed prototypes and, in the end, came up with something that is our new design today,” Beck said.

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