Universal Robots (UR) released an enhanced UR10e cobot with an increased payload of 12.5 kg (27.55 lbs.) for applications such as palletizing, machine tending and packaging. The robot can be used in palletizing applications with cartons weighing up to 10 kg and a 2.5-kg gripper. The robot is more versatile for other material handling tasks, too, such as loading and unloading heavier workpieces in machine tending deployments and packaging of heavy items. The robot’s greater payload takes more weight from the hands and shoulders of workers, leading to improved ergonomics and working conditions.