Promoted as a solution for manufacturers struggling to get CNC machines to communicate directly with their collaborative robot (cobot), VersaBuilt’s CNC Communication URCap is described as a simple yet powerful interface for machine tending applications with Universal Robots. The URCap allows a UR cobot to easily execute any machining program stored on the CNC directly through the cobot’s own teach pendant. Initially launching for Haas CNC machines, VersaBuilt will develop UR interfaces for other popular CNC makes later this year.
The Haas CNC Communication URCap will soon be available through the UR+platform, a showroom of products all certified to integrate seamlessly with UR cobots. The URCap maintains all Haas safety interlock features and works with Haas, VersaBuilt, and other third-party automatic door openers.
Soon available through the UR+ platform, VersaBuilt’s patented MultiGrip work-holding system includes an automatic vise, machinable jaws, and an end-of-arm tool for the UR robot. It was developed to address the frustration experienced when working with traditional robot grippers and CNC vises.
For more information, visit Universal Robot, and/or call 844-GO-COBOT.