Exact Dispensing Systems of Newcastle, ME, now serves as a Certified System Integrator for Odense, Denmark-based Universal Robots (UR), a maker of collaborative robots or “cobots” that operate alongside employees in automating a multitude of manual tasks.
When integrating into a dispensing system such as the Exact BeadMaster solution, the automated system can be programmed to perform extremely precise maneuvers, including intricate traverse patterns, multi-stage dispensing, and variable shot size and placement.
The UR cobots feature the advantages of advanced robotic automation with none of the traditional added costs associated with robot programming, set-up, and dedicated, shielded work cells. The flexible robot arms automate ever-changing production runs. Innovative force-sensing technology makes the robot stops operating when encountering an employee, eliminating the need for safety guarding in most scenarios.
“Exact is enjoying the opportunity of working closely to integrate UR collaborative robots into our meter/mix/dispense solutions,” notes Doug Jaeger, GM and director of sales and marketing, Exact Dispensing Systems.
“By implementing collaborative robots, we can further custom develop systems based upon user process requirements, offering a more complete production solution.”