Triple 3D Printing Production With Collaborative Robots
Voodoo Manufacturing in Brooklyn, New York, were scaling up rapidly. They needed to automate the manual loading and unloading of plates in their 3D printers. They needed an easily programmable robot arm that also offered simple integration with a robot gripper as the end-of-arm tool.
They chose Universal Robots’ UR10 as it offered a seamless interface with a 2-Finger Gripper from Robotiq. With the robot running overnight, the startup tripled its printing production, expecting to reach ROI within 6 months, and now plans on many other automation projects.
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“We got the UR10 out of the box and were able to get it running, adding the gripper at the end of arm within just a few hours.”
“For the user, having a UR+ certified product like the Robotiq 2-Finger Adaptive Robot Gripper means that there is no risk having to troubleshoot or implement something.”
“In getting the Robotiq gripper to work with the UR10, I just had to drag blocks of information onto the robot’s screen, link up the different blocks and it basically runs itself.”