UR5 Overview

What is UR5?

The UR5 was built with the future in mind, designed to grow in respect to capability alongside your business. A springboard to improve product quality and productivity to be able to always stay ahead of the competition. Geared with intuitive programming, versatile use and an almost endless list of opportunities for add-ons, the UR5e is able to complete production regardless of your industry, company size or product nature. The UR5e, the perfect balance between size and power.

The UR5 is a lightweight, adaptable collaborative industrial robot that tackles medium-duty applications with ultimate flexibility. The UR5 is designed for seamless integration into a wide range of applications. UR5 is also offered as an OEM robot system and with a 3-Position Teach pendant.

What applications is UR5 product best for?

The medium-sized member of the Universal Robots family is ideal for automating low weight processing tasks with its 5 kg payload and 850 mm reach radius. Easy to program and fast to set up, the UR5 strikes the perfect balance between size and power.

What are the specifications of UR5?

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URe/UR Series Reviews

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    4.6/5 (40)

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Verified user

Jul 17, 2023

  • Overall

    5/5

  • Recommendation

    5/5

Period
  • 2022
Testimonial
We use this robot in an experiment with end-users trying a block-based language for mobile robots. UR5 was mounted on top of a MiR 250 mobile robot, and it was used by the participants to solve a pick-and-place task using our block-based language. In general, I must say that this is a very solid robot. Universal Robots, in my personal opinion, is one of (if not the) best companies in terms of software development support. Using their API we were able to implement the language as we wanted. The robot itself is also very easy to manipulate using lead-through mode; the participants in our experiment had no issues manipulating it. In terms of operating system and configuration, Universal Robots is also really good, no issues at all.

Stefano Maugeri

Intecs

May 22, 2023

  • Overall

    4.3/5

  • Meet Requirements

    5/5

  • Easy to Use

    4/5

  • Quality of Documentation

    4/5

  • Quality of Support

    4/5

  • Maintenance & Uptime

    4/5

  • Safety

    4/5

  • Compatibility

    5/5

  • Value for Money

    5/5

  • Recommendation

    4/5

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  • 2022
Title
I used it for academic purposes, to test different types of non-linear controls and their performances. The first approach was carried out in Matlab simulation with Peter Cork's robotics toolbox, which I recommend for its simplicity. The porting of the various control techniques from the simulation to the real robot has been made simple thanks to the user manual. On the internet it is also possible to find a lot of support regarding the more classic problems
Pro
The arm is powerful (as per the datasheet) and very accurate. The structure, in addition to being pleasant, is robust. The ability to test trajectories a priori in a simulated environment has made testing on the real robot much safer. The robot comes with polyscope, a very simple GUI for programming the robot. From this interface it is possible to connect the robot with the modbus, and therefore with any other microcontroller you want.
Con
Polyscope is very simple to use, but it is built with JAVA FX, and the result is a slightly retro GUI. For the cost of the robot, I would have hoped for a more attractive GUI. Obviously, this does not affect the functioning of the robot. I would have liked more support from the vendor towards other external tools, like matlab or ROS.

URe/UR Series Use-Cases

Atria packages food with user-friendly robots

Our goal is to get reliable product lines where we can produce efficiently and effectively while keeping our staffing costs down. As a food producer, it is extremely important for us to minimize downtime, so we can supply fresh goods at a competitive price. This process has now been optimized with collaborative robot arms UR10 and UR5. Implementation time 2 weeks.

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Flywheel Automates Multiple Machine Tending and Welding Tasks Using ActiNav Bin Picking and UR5 Cobot

Flywheel’s high-mix, low-volume production made it difficult to cost-effectively automate many processes such as repetitive, manual machine tending and welding tasks—especially with no prior robotics experience. Additional challenges for the machine tending application included parts that are oily from upstream machine processes, making them difficult for a robot to accurately pick and place, but a wash station between processes would add costs and delays.

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