NexCOBOT’s SRB, Your Ultimate UR+ Robot Gateway Integrator
NexCOBOT is excited to announce a dynamic partnership with Universal Robots (UR), heralding a new era of integrated robotics solutions. As part of this alliance, NexCOBOT presents the Smart Robot Box (SRB) – a game-changing series of robust robot gateways designed to meet the evolving needs of an industry accelerating towards enhanced robot automation in both industrial and collaborative robot segments.
In a manufacturing landscape where the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) becomes increasingly pivotal, the integration of a broad array of industrial robots is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. This growing demand has created the perfect environment for a solution like the SRB, a system that harmoniously consolidates communication across an array of traditional industrial robots from the top four vendors, YASKAWA, KUKA, ABB, FANUC, which collectively dominate the global market. In addition, the SRB is now able to integrate multiple UR robot arms and over 400+ UR+ components, rendering it an incredibly versatile fixture in the robot gateway ecosystem. The robot SI can intuitively integrate the industrial robots and collaborative robots in shopfloor by configuring the plug-in on the teach pendant of UR which eliminates the programming gap among the top four industrial robot vendors.
The true essence of this partnership lies in the SRB’s ability to integrate both industrial and collaborative robots in factories, thereby creating a smoother and safer collaboration between humans and machines. The introduction of UR into the system facilitates an even smoother and more efficient human-machine collaboration within factories, a key element of both factory and robot automation.
This partnership facilitates a streamlined integration process that bridges the communication gap in factories employing a variety of robots. SRB’s base model demonstrates the remarkable capability to connect two robots, a capacity that expands to ten robots with the high-end model. Additionally, SRB simplifies the integration of diverse robots via a user-friendly web interface, paving the way for smooth data transmission to HMI, SCADA, and cloud-based systems. Its standout feature is the straightforward setup and configuration of robot connections, either through the UR teach pendant, HMI, or guided by the system itself. This unique collaboration guarantees real-time monitoring of robot states and access to critical information.
In addition to acting as a sophisticated robot gateway, the SRB provides an application-oriented solution for real-time data access. Its seamless integration into UR’s user interface (UI) and HMI enhances the monitoring of essential real-time data from UR robot arms, thereby improving the efficiency of the robot automation process. Such integration is especially crucial in factories where diverse robots need to interoperate.
The SRB also offers remote monitoring features that can be accessed via smartphones or computers, setting it apart from its competitors. This invaluable attribute is perfectly tailored to the new era of remote work, allowing users to supervise factory floors and production lines from a distance. It also enables real-time data access, condition monitoring, and early problem diagnosis to prevent unnecessary downtime. This means even when users are far from the factories, they can still know operations’ status, emphasizing the importance of management and monitoring in this context.
This innovative SRB, as a UR+ certified gateway, streamlines the integration of more than 400+ UR+ components or kits. These include grippers, cameras, application kits, and safety components, reinforcing its value within the UR ecosystem.
As part of this strategic alliance as a UR+ certified gateway integrator, NexCOBOT stands at the forefront of providing real-time data monitoring, reducing downtime, and introducing an intuitive configuration and monitoring system. This collaboration underscores our shared commitment to advancing the objectives of optimized industrial IoT and robot automation.
Universal Robots is an innovative robotics company of over 1,000 employees united behind a common vision – to create a world where people work with robots, not like robots. Our approach to automation and our collaborative platform is creating a future where any company, anywhere in the world, will be able to automate.