Universal Robots Announces Plans for Ireland’s First Collaborative Training Centre at National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference

 Universal Robots and Cobots.ie seek accelerate cobot adoption within the region

 London, 21 January 2020 – In partnership with one of its Irish distributor, Cobots.ie, Universal Robots (UR), the worldwide leading provider of collaborative robots (cobots), will use the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference (Dublin – 29-30th January 2020) to unveil plans for the country’s first collaborative robot training centre.

Based in Midleton, Cork the facility will comprise solutions from industry-leaders, including UR+ ecosystem partners, such as OnRobot and Robotiq. This will provide manufacturers with a dedicated cobot hub where they can gain first-hand experience of the full ecosystem and discover how they can quickly and seamlessly automate their operations.

The centre will also see UR expand its Authorised Training Centre where visitors will be able to join certified training sessions. Based on the company’s popular Academy online training, qualified trainers will deliver hands-on classes where attendees can learn programming skills regardless of their robotics experience or background.

“As the country’s largest manufacturing event, the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference is the ideal platform for us, alongside Cobots.ie, to announce our plans for Ireland’s very first collaborative robot training centre,” says Samantha Cummins-Byrne, Sales Development Manager at Universal Robots. “Brimming with pioneering solutions, the hub will increase the accessibility to automation, enabling users to enhance their business efficiencies and drive profit growth.”


Live on-stand demonstrations

Universal Robots will host live on-stand demonstrations throughout the show were visitors will witness the cobots complete high precision and repetitive tasks.

As the world’s first and leading provider of cobots, UR’s market-leading portfolio comprises four different payload options, 3, 5, 10 and 16 kg, allowing companies of all sizes to automate their operations. Engineered to complete arduous and monotonous tasks, the UR cobots work alongside their human colleagues, freeing them up to focus on jobs which will have the biggest impact on production, crucially reducing manufacturing cycles and accelerating time-to-market.

The company’s portfolio comprises an intuitive 3D-interface, allowing users to quickly set-up the cobots. This results in seamless integration with minimal downtime. The lightweight design ensures that the system is space saving, offers improved capacity management and is flexible to adapt to production line requirements. 

See Universal Robots at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference on stand 5, at the Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin from 29-30th January.