Redefining Automation at the Region’s Largest Cobot Conference

Redefining Automation at the Region’s Largest Cobot Conference

Universal Robots (UR), the global leader in the fast-growing collaborative robots (cobots) market, is holding its Collaborate APAC 2022 conference. Asia Pacific’s largest cobot at The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, in Bangkok, Thailand.

Continue to build a collaborative ecosystem.
In a rapidly changing world The important thing is to keep adding value. Build trust and foster close relationships between each other. It can be seen that there are many growing companies in the ecosystem. of collaboration with business partners, and Universal Robots is one such company. The company is fully committed to building an inclusive and open ecosystem for independent businesses. Easy collaboration through innovation The UR ecosystem includes the UR + (UR Plus) dealer network. Certified Technology Integrator and machine manufacturers (OEMs)

Universal Robots has created the world’s first ecosystem of certified UR+ partners. It has also created a platform to collaborate with external technology experts. These partners offer innovative components and application suites to meet the specific needs of each business. The UR+ platform currently includes more than 300 UR+ partners, including components. application and answer set More than 400 UR+ are ready and certified. UR+ solutions are growing exponentially now including cobots, hardware, software, installation services. operational support and training This is a standard solution to help address the challenges facing manufacturers. In addition, all UR+ products are certified compliant and can be integrated with UR cobots.

Today Universal Robots held its largest conference, Collaborate APAC 2022, a forum where partners in the cobot ecosystem come together to present and demonstrate solutions specifically for manufacturers. There are many OEMs and UR+ partners participating in the this event, including OnRobot, Mirka Asia Pacific Pte Ltd., Schunk Intec Pte Ltd. (SCHUNK Intec Pte Ltd), Baumer (Singapore) Pte Ltd., SICK Pte Ltd.), Nordbo Robotics, Mech-Mind Robotics and Impaqt Robotics, all of whom were invited to Join to share experiences in special lectures. Opportunity and necessity continue to drive innovation. And with the UR ecosystem limitations will not be an obstacle to progress in creating products that manufacturers can put robots alongside humans in the real world of work. It also helps improve work life and productivity at the same time.

Meeting Highlights
Mathias Vigland, Chief Commercial Officer of Universal Robots, opened the conference with an inspiring speech on the path Universal Robots is taking, combining the company’s strength with its bold spirit of openness.

“From small beginnings in Denmark We have now deployed 50,000 cobots globally, employing 1,000 employees across six continents, and over 200 ecosystem partners with a multitude of applications that can improve and deliver. This is all UR,” Vigland said. in the UR ecosystem. who are happy to share their insights on how we can complement common work processes by working with UR’s collaborative robots. Human-centered development is the main idea behind the development of collaborative robots. Therefore, it is not surprising that the quality of life of employees is improved by adopting automation and robots to help in the work process. This is the future of the agile workplace. efficiency and effectiveness.”

For the first time in the Asia-Pacific region, Universal Robots has unveiled its UR20 cobot at Collaborate APAC 2022. This cobot is the next generation dedicated to the industry. The conference brought together more than 200 participants, including cobot users. Decision makers, influencers and partners of the UR+ ecosystem It showcases the latest generation of industrial cobots from Universal Robots that are ready to work with humans.

The new UR20 has an overhang of 1750 mm and a payload of up to 20 kg. usability and small footprint In line with this year’s theme of “Redefining Automation,” Universal Robots also presented a look at how the UR20 has been redesigned, redesigned and built to improve efficiency and quality even further

Niels Haenisch, our partner at Boston Consulting Group, head of the Operations Innovation Center. Singapore In his first speech at Collaborate APAC 2022, he dived into the evolution of automation as a key element for the future of automation.

“In the past industrial revolution (steam engines, electric power and computers) the same question was discussed. And it is true that Technological changes always cause big changes for the workers, for example, in pre-industrial economies, The number of farmers represents more than 80 percent of the total population. Less than 5 percent of farmers are currently farming in developed countries, but that does not mean that 75 percent are unemployed. Although some tasks can be handled by technology. but new jobs will also be included in the system. Like today’s digital industrial revolution, in the I4.0 era, we see that the proportion of work performed by less qualified people will decrease. While jobs that require more qualified people are increasing, such as data scientists. New types of jobs are also emerging, such as robotic coordinators. In many cases technology will not replace human labour. but encourage employees to take on better roles in their work This will lead to a “Bionic Enterprise” where humans and technology can work together and empower each other to produce higher results and efficiency,” said Niels.

Senior leaders go to the group discussion.
At Collaborate APAC 2022, senior leaders will gather to discuss the possibilities of a “Four Day Production Week” in Asia physical stress mental fatigue and the need to work on time according to customer deadlines These are all common problems that n cause fatigue from work. As a result of the situation of the epidemic of COVID-19 As you can see, terms such as “flexible working” and “work life balance” have been widely discussed. And according to a survey by Mileu, 75 percent of workers in Thailand show a strong interest in working to the best of their ability four days a week. Although many companies have followed this concept. Including the importance of working four days a week very much. But the manufacturing industry has yet to accept this approach. How can leveraging new technologies facilitate reduced working hours and increase job satisfaction?

“The possibility of manufacturing four days a week in Thailand is a challenge that must be pushed forward. and to achieve that goal It is essential to use automation and robotics in production facilities. including business process automation and AI technologies such as intelligent ERP systems in the back office. This covers data connectivity through IIoT and IoT technologies as well The Thai government is also facing issues related to corporate tax privileges, both present and in additional areas. This will help to realize this aspect,” said Dr Prapin Abhinorasaeth, President of the Association of Automation and Robotics Entrepreneurs.

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