02/05/2022

CB vs. e-Series from Universal Robots for CoWelder: a comparison

Find out which robot you need for your CoWelder

The CB-series and the e-series of robots from Universal Robots almost look the same, but they are quite different.

You can choose the CB and the e-series for your CoWelder, but which one do you need?

In this comparison, you’ll get to know about their different features and prices, so you can make the right decision.

CB-Series

The CB-series was launched in 2015 and is the original UR robot.

e-Series

The e-Series was released in 2018 and is an improved version of the CB-series.


Programming

Information structure

Deep information structure with many categories and sub-categories.

Programming

Information structure

Flat information structure which gives a good overview of categories and options.

Load of information

Overwhelming amount of information.

Load of information

Separation of features with whitespace and colours.

Miga Smart Tool – a Migatronic feature

The operator uses this programming unit to program weld seams and movements directly from a control pad on the robot arm.

Miga Smart Tool – a Migatronic feature

The operator uses this programming unit to program weld seams and movements directly from a control pad on the robot arm.

Controlling with built-in sensor

Robots has a so-called ‘force/torque sensor’ integrated in the tool flange. It provides greater precision ad sensitivity, which means that the operator can move the robot around using minimal physical strength.

When using Miga Smart Tool, this force/torque sensor makes it significantly easier to control the robot.

Touch experience

The screen has a great touch experience, which resembles those on mobile phones.


Repeatability

Repeatability measures the robot’s ability to return to the exact positions it was taught with high accuracy.

  • 5: ± 0.1 mm
  • 10: ± 0.1 mm

Repeatability

Repeatability measures the robot’s ability to return to the exact positions it was taught with high accuracy.

  • 5: ± 0.03 mm
  • 10: ± 0.05 mm

In the future

Robots are getting security updates.

In the future

Robots are getting security updates and functionality updates, e.g. new features and graphics.

Updates for MigaWeld – Migatronic software

We update the Migatronic software and continue to develop new features.

Updates for MigaWeld – Migatronic software

We update the Migatronic software and continue to develop new features.

Processer

Robots has a processer that is four times faster than the CB-Series, which might be important for potential future software updates.


Price

The budget-friendly solution.

The price difference is appx. 6000 € for both UR5/10 CB-Series and UR5/10 e-Series.

Price

The high-end solution.

The price difference is appx. 6000 € for both UR5/10 CB-Series and UR5/10 e-Series.


So, which robot do you need?

It is no secret that the e-Series has many advantages compared to the CB-Series. The e-Series robots will make programming in any welding production less complicated and easier to carry out.

Consider how the advantages and disadvantages of both series will impact the processes in your welding production. Talk it over with one of our welding specialists or CoWelder experts prior to selecting your CoWelder solution.

CoWelder from Migatronic. CB vs. e-Series from Universal Robots: a comparison.

Technical specification comaprison

UR10UR10e
Reach1300 mm1300 mm
Payload10 kg12.5 kg
FootprintØ 190 mmØ 190 mm
Rotation of joints360°360°
Speed of rotating joints≤ 180 °/s≤ 180 °/s
Repetitive accuracy0.1 mm0.05 mm
Collaborative operationEN ISO 13849:2008 PL d EN ISO 10218-1:2011, 5.43EN ISO 13849:2008 PL d EN ISO 10218-1:2011, 5.43
Safety functions1517
Power supply100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Power consumption300 W350 W
Weight28.9 kg33.5 kg

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