Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Universal Robots launches UR16e cobot for heavy-duty payloads

September 17, 2019
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

September 17, 2019 – Universal Robots (UR) has developed a new collaborative robot, the UR16e, for heavy-duty payloads up to 16 kg (35 lbs).

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. 

Developed on UR’s e-Series platform, the UR16e is easy to program regardless of knowledge base. Like all UR’s cobots, UR16e can be unpacked, mounted and programmed to perform a task within less than an hour. 

With its 16 kg payload, UR16e eliminates the ergonomic and productivity challenges associated with lifting and moving heavy parts and products, which can lower costs and reduce downtime.


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

Like with 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.

UR16e will be showcased live for the first time at this week’s China International Industy Fair which takes place in Shanghai (September 17-21, 2019) followed by an application demo in Universal Robots’ Pack Expo booth in Las Vegas next week (September 23-25, 2019).

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