For more than a generation, Roboworld has been protecting robots and other automation components in extreme operating environments. From the largest manufacturers in the industry to integrators and end-users, they have all trusted the company to design custom-fitted suits for their robots. Yet, the US family-owned business has gone a step further with the world’s first shock-absorbing, chemical resistant bumper to protect robotic teach pendants. Profile by Andy Probert.
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Leading manufacturer of robot protection Roboworld Molded Products prepares for the launch of the Universal Robots’ UR16e with UR e-Series Pendant Armor®, an energy-absorbing teach pendant bumper. Universal Robots released their newest member of the e-Series family, the UR16e collaborative robot, mid-September 2019. Pendant Armor offers buyers the opportunity to protect one of its’ critical components before it is even implemented on their manufacturing floor.
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“Sometimes probably not through break,” said Douglas Holt, Hitchiner’s automation engineering manager.
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“Roboworld and Roboworld Molded Products have introduced 15 new Robosuit® patterns and 4 new Pendant Armor® designs over the past 12 months. For 25 years, they have focused exclusively on protecting industrial automation in extreme manufacturing environments.”
“Many people use protective cases on their smartphones and other consumer electronics. Robot teach pendants are more robust than your typical smartphone, but they also cost a lot more, especially when you factor in potential downtime caused by a damaged teach pendant. Roboworld makes […] protective cases for teach pendants to protect this piece of equipment.”
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“Another innovative tool from Roboworld are protective covers for robot interfaces. These teach pendants, they take a lot of punishments, they are always getting dropped. It makes a lot of sense as an accessory for your robot pendant.” – Jim Beretta