MONTREAL—Vention, developer of a digital manufacturing platform for factory equipment, has successfully certified its modular and customizable range extender (7th-axis) for the Universal Robots family of collaborative robots, the company announced recently.

Users of the Vention cloud-based machine design platform can now design and order custom range extenders for Universal Robots in a matter of days.

Vention’s range extender is suitable for the UR3, UR5, and UR10 robots, including the e-Series and is said to connect seamlessly with the Universal Robots controller. Users can program their range extender from the UR teach pendant, leveraging Vention’s URCap for linear motion.

To suit a broad range of applications, the range extender for Universal Robots offers fully customizable length, height, mounting orientation, and number of axes. It is driven by Vention’s plug-and-play linear motion technology, powered by Thomson Industries, and ships with all required sensors, wires, connectors, and URCap software.

Vention said in a press release that its software development expertise is fully reflected in this URCap release, which includes speed and acceleration control, absolute and relative motion control, and homing sequence features. It is available in several configurations within Vention’s public library, all of which are ready to be customized for specific use cases.

To suit a broad range of applications, the range extender for Universal Robots offers fully customizable length, height, mounting orientation, and number of axes. It is driven by Vention’s plug-and-play linear motion technology, powered by Thomson Industries, and ships with all required sensors, wires, connectors, and URCap software. Another benefit, the company said, is that it seamlessly integrates with the Universal Robots controller via Vention’s URCap for linear motion, eliminating the need for complex integration and third-party software.

“The addition of a 7th axis to our library of public assemblies, along with hundreds of other pieces of robot equipment, is part of our ongoing commitment to building an indispensable platform for anyone looking to deploy robot cells quickly and easily,” said Patrick Halde, vice president of sales and business development at Vention, in a statement.

Vention (www.vention.io), a digital manufacturing platform dedicated to machine design, provides a fully integrated 3D MachineBuilder™ and modular components library that lets users design, order, and assemble custom industrial equipment directly from their web browsers in just a few days.

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