Sepro Group and Universal Robots Announce New Cobot Partnership

Sepro Group, a global leader in robots and industrial automation for
the plastic industry, and Universal Robots (UR), market leader in
collaborative robots (cobots), have signed a partnership agreement
enabling Sepro to offer its Vision Control System with UR cobots.

Under the terms of this partnership between Sepro and UR, Sepro Group
will integrate its Visual Control System with cobots supplied by UR. The
Visual Control Platform was developed by Sepro especially for robots
used in plastics injection-molding machines. All Sepro products,
including co-branded lines, are controlled by Visual, providing the same
user interface regardless of the type of robot.

“I am enthusiastic to announce this partnership, which will expand our
already extensive portfolio,” says Jean-Michel Renaudeau, CEO of Sepro
Group. “Moreover, I believe that the combination of Sepro Group’s
know-how and the ground-breaking collaborative technologies developed by
Universal Robots will allow our customers even greater flexibility and
choice in how they approach automation in the plastic injection process.”

Jürgen von Hollen, President, Universal Robots, adds: “I am very excited
about our new partnership with the Sepro Group targeting the plastic
injection automation market. Sepro has extensive experience and
knowledge about how to automate the manufacturing processes and
Universal Robots is the market leader in collaborative robots. Together,
the two companies will be able to provide efficient, safe and easy to
use solutions for a wide range of customers within the plastic injection
industry.”

The new partnership will allow Sepro Group to deliver the most extensive
range of automation solutions to injection molders in the plastics
industry. This portfolio includes Cartesian robots, 6-axis
articulated-arm robots and now cobots. Like the 6-axis robot solutions,
cobots are perfectly adapted to peripheral operations that are
increasingly in demand in the plastics industry. By helping define the
solution that really fits their needs, Sepro Group offers its customers
the smartest industrial automation solutions.

Launching Operation Ready Cobots
By adding the renowned
Visual Control to the leading cobot for the first time, Sepro Group
guarantees seamless integration with UR’s technology and other Sepro
robots and molding machines. This will allow customers to design safe,
open configurations for various types of processes, including peripheral
operations or advanced automation cells. The new solutions from Sepro
and UR ensure shortened process-development times and faster
installation, resulting in easy-to-deploy, easy-to-test post-processing
operations and turn-key automation systems.

Under the terms of the agreement, Sepro will provide global services for
solutions from Sepro and UR. Sepro has a significant presence in the
Americas, with more than 150 experts and 42 service centers around the
world. This extensive network allows Sepro to deliver local support and
the same quality of service for cobots as it does on Cartesian and
six-axis robots.

The solutions from Sepro and UR will be displayed at Sepro Group’s booth
in Hall 12, A49, during K 2019, which takes place in Düsseldorf,
Germany, October 16-23, 2019.

About Universal Robots
Universal Robots was founded in 2005
to make robot technology accessible to all by developing small,
user-friendly, reasonably priced, flexible industrial robots that are
safe to work with. Since the first collaborative robot (cobot) was
launched in 2008, the company has experienced considerable growth with
the user-friendly cobot now sold worldwide. The company, which is a part
of Teradyne Inc., is headquartered in Odense, Denmark, and has
subsidiaries and regional offices in the United States, Germany, France,
Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, China,
India, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Mexico. In 2018,
Universal Robots had a revenue of USD 234 million. For more information,
please visit www.universal-robots.com
or read our blog at blog.universal-robots.com.

Photos:
Images of available here: urrobots.com/Sepro

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