Universal Robots chooses CIMTEC Automation as distributor

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Charlotte, North Carolina—CIMTEC Automation LLC, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, has been selected as Universal Robots’ distribution partner for collaborative robots serving the southeastern US.

“We are excited about this new partnership with Universal Robots,” said Dan Keenan, president of CIMTEC Automation.  “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 automation 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.

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, the ability to quickly re-deploy, and simple setup. Whether it is adjusting to seasonal lines, or to variation in co-packing lines, employees can teach these robots new moves as production schedules change.

Universal Robots, a part of Boston-based Teradyne Inc, is headquartered in Odense, Denmark and has subsidiaries and regional offices in the US, Spain, Germany, Singapore, Czech Republic, India, and China. Universal Robots has more than 300 employees worldwide.