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Robot with 16-kg capacity

Universal Robots (UR) has introduced the UR16e which boasts a 16 kg payload


September 17, 2019
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The UR16e can be set up and programmed in one hour.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan – Universal Robots (UR) has introduced the UR16e with a 16 kg (35 lbs) payload capability.

The new UR16e combines the high payload with a reach of 900 mm and pose repeatability of +/- 0.05 mm making it ideal for automating tasks such as heavy-duty material handling, heavy-part handling, palletizing, and machine tending. With UR16e, Universal Robots is introducing the highest payload and best pose repeatability in this reach class.

Developed on UR’s innovative e-Series platform, the UR16e makes automation easy and fast. Programming and integration is simple – regardless of the user’s experience or knowledge base. Like all UR’s cobots, UR16e can be unpacked, mounted and programmed to perform a task within less than an hour. With a small footprint and 900 mm reach, UR16e easily integrates into any production environment without disruption.

With its 16 kg payload, UR16e eliminates the ergonomic and productivity challenges associated with lifting and moving heavy parts and products, lowering costs, and reducing downtime. 

Rugged and reliable, UR16e is ideal for automating high-payload and CNC machine tending applications, including multi-part handling, without compromising on precision.

Like UR’s other e-Series cobots; UR3e, UR5e and UR10e, the UR16e includes built-in force sensing, 17 configurable safety functions, including customizable stopping time and stopping distance, and an intuitive programming flow. UR16e meets the most demanding compliance regulations and safety standards for unobstructed human-robot collaboration, including EN ISO 13849-1, PLd, Category 3, and full EN ISO 10218-1.