At Common Robots (UR) we’ve got launched UR+, the world’s first ecosystem of third-party end-effector options and different add-ons for our collaborative robotic (cobot) arms, permitting us and our companions to concentrate on what every does greatest, encouraging collaboration and creativity that advantages clients.
Whereas different producers decide to make their very own end-effectors fairly than involving third events, UR has chosen an ecosystem enterprise mannequin for a wide range of causes:
- It acknowledges that no one’s an skilled in the whole lot and couldn’t do all of it
- We consider the ecosystem we’ve got created with our companions advantages clients in a number of methods
- The ecosystem helps UR’s companions enhance gross sales and conjures up creativity
- This method ensures the best doable high quality of UR cobot end-effectors and add-on
A terrific robotic arm is exceedingly tough to engineer. So, the concept UR might excel at this plus additionally produce end-effectors that reside as much as its requirements was not an method we needed to pursue. Finish-effectors are industry- and application-specific, and the businesses that make them possess extremely specialised information of precisely how their merchandise are used and should operate.
These corporations are specialists within the minute particulars. As specialists in collaboration, we thought it solely pure that we must always facilitate the collaboration between end-users and end-effector suppliers. At UR, we’ve discovered that the ecosystem we’ve created with our companions advantages clients in 4 methods: Utility, alternative, safety, and ease.
Creating wholesome, dynamic competitors
Due to the scale and variety of the UR+ portfolio of merchandise licensed to work nicely with UR cobots from day 1, any given buyer is extra prone to discover simply the appropriate device for his or her software than with different suppliers. This implies extra corporations can profit from robotic automation, and those who do can maximize the productiveness, high quality, and cost-saving advantages that cobots present. It goes with out saying that an ecosystem method, with a number of suppliers producing the identical sorts of end-effectors, offers clients extra alternative than in the event that they solely had one choice obtainable to them. For the person buyer, alternative means a extra precise match to particular wants. In a broader sense, it means a more-dynamic ecosystem, with companions jostling to outdo one another or discover underserviced niches that maintain pushing high quality greater because it broadens the providing as a complete.