URI at Automate 2024

Kyle Richmond, Kevin Salmon, Aaron Wright and Phillip Hankins of URI recently attended the Automate 2024 Conference in Chicago, IL.

Automate is North America's largest robotics and automation event. The conference puts attendees side-by-side with automation experts, like United Robotics, who know how to implement, optimize and expand automation. This year's conference boasted a record-breaking 42,895 registrants and 867 exhibitors.

For more information about Automate, you can visit the website...

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Kyle Richmond, Aaron Wright and David Johnson of URI recently attended the Missouri Association of Manufacturers 30th Midwest Manufacturers Trade Show & Conference in Branson, MO.

URI teamed up with beRobox to showcase their PALTZ collaborative robot palletizing solution. Their system boasts “No programming, No calibration & No technical skills” required. The end-user can have the system up and running in 5 easy steps which is made possible in part by utilizing their proprietary software, STACKiT.

The trade show & conference brought together manufacturers,...

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United Robotics prides itself on finding talented individuals, and Karl & Paul are certainly no exception. The two brothers were recently featured in the November 2023 issue of Bike Arkansas for having built one of the "world's lightest dirt jumpers". The bike weighs in at 16.7 pounds with the frame weighing a mere 3.09 pounds! We're proud to have these two gifted young gentlemen on our team!

The full article can be read on page 26 of...

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Kevin Salmon, Kyle Richmond and newest member David Johnson of URI recently attended TMCO's Open House Oktoberfest Event in Lincoln, NE.

TMCO's Annual Oktoberfest Event showcases their many capabilities as a Total Manufacturing Company specializing in one-stop, concept-to-completion metal manufacturing service provider.

It's always a pleasure working with the folks at TMCO and this event proved to be no exception! Their bartending robot was especially well received by many of the attendees.

For more information, you can visit their website at...


United Robotics is proud to announce that we have partnered with TipTig USA to provide robotic automation integrations for TipTig products.

Unique to ABB, this revolutionary new, patent pending technology integrates user-friendly robotics with the TIP-TIG process, enhancing its higher travel speed, lower heat input and better quality welding advantages. Some of the welding and customer benefits for using TipTig include:

  • Highest deposition rates for any TIG process available on the market
  • Slag free; No interpass cleaning for increased arc on time and weld...

United Robotics would like to congratulate Irving Polanco on his promotion to Robotic Integration Manager!

Irving joined URI in July of 2015 as a Robotic Technician and has been an integral member of the team. He started out assisting with fabrication, installation and robotic programming and has since moved his way in to robotic training, safety system installation & programming and field service & support.

Irving will manage scheduling and implementation of our installations and be our key contact for customer support.

We thank you for helping make our company...


Zach Dreyer & Kevin Salmon of URI had the opportunity to speak to students at the Northwest Technical Institute's (NWTI) Open House & Manufacturing Day in Springdale, AR on October 26th.

They spoke to students about robotic applications in manufacturing, covering welding & plasma cutting, material handling, machine tending, and dispensing. They also dispelled some fears among students concerning robotics taking jobs from technical trades such as welding. Kevin explained to students "There will always be a need for welders in the workforce because not every application is...


The crew from United Robotics had the opportunity to attend IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show) 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. This year's show hosted a record-breaking 2,563 exibitors and 129,415 registrants.

Pictured from left to right: Irving Polanco (Robotics Technician), Phillip Hankins (Electrical Engineer), Kevin Salmon (General Manager), Casen Largent (Mechanical Engineering Technician), Ellis LaGrone (Mechanical Engineer), Aaron Wright (Vice President of Sales), Zach Dreyer (Mechanical Engineer)

For more information about IMTS, you can visit their website...


Aaron Wright of URI had the opportunity to speak to the students at the Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies (GO CAPS) in Monett, MO on October 12th.

He discussed various robotic applications in industry, speaking primarily about material handling, machine tending, welding/cutting and dispensing. He stressed the importance of ancillary equipment such as vision guidance, PLC (controls), and tooling. He also taught the students how to perform cost justification and timely payback studies to satisfy ownership and shareholders. "Once you get past the 'gee-whiz'...