How Cobots Can Ease COVID’s Long Term Impact on Manufacturing

Originally Recorded March 04, 2021 | Noon - 1 PM ET

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The current prognosis for containing COVID is improved, but by no means clear. While the long-term pandemic impact on 2021 North American manufacturing is still coming into focus, we do know it has demanded strategy changes in virtually every industry. 

In this one-hour webinar, Joe Campbell will present the current situation, the latest COVID-related statistics and the direct impact it continues to have on the manufacturing industry.  He will share examples and case studies of how collaborative robots are helping reshape manufacturing through reshoring, socially distanced employees, quick production line startups, and lights-out manufacturing.

Key Takeaways:

  • Latest statistics related to COVID-19
  • Compounding factors amplifying effects on the manufacturing industry
  • The role cobots can play in employee social distancing, reshoring and lights-out manufacturing

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Universal Robots aims to empower change in the way work is done using its leading-edge robotics platform. Since introducing the world’s first commercially viable collaborative robot (cobot) in 2008, UR has developed a product portfolio including the UR3e, UR5e, UR10e, UR16e and UR20, reflecting a range of reaches and payloads. Each model is supported by a wide selection of end-effectors, software, accessories and application kits in the UR+ ecosystem. This allows the cobots to be used across a wide range of industries and means that they can be redeployed across diverse tasks.
The company, which is part of Teradyne Inc., is headquartered in Odense, Denmark, and has offices in the USA, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, the Czech Republic, Romania, Turkey, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Mexico.
Universal Robots has installed over 50,000 cobots worldwide.

We have a comprehensive sales and support network with over 800 distributors and certified system integrators located in over 60 countries helping our customers select, purchase, deploy and care for their cobots.
For more information, please visit www.universal-robots.com.

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Joe Campbell

Joe Campbell is a 40-year veteran of the robotics industry. After executive assignments in sales, marketing, customer service and operations, Joe is now head of Americas marketing and applications development for Universal Robots. He regularly speaks to industry groups, associations, conferences and state and local governments on the benefits of robotic automation.

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