John Henry Foster expands portfolio to include robots

Introducing Universal Robots

JHF is proud to announce a new and exciting addition to our automation line of products – Universal Robots’ industrial robot arms.

The three main products that make up this line are the compact table-top robot, the flexible robot arm and the UR 10, being the largest one.

All three are six-jointed robot arms designed for extreme flexibility, heavy-duty lifting ability and are surprisingly lightweight.


Easily programmable and designed for speed and accuracy, each of the robots’ joints can rotate through +/- 360° and up to 180 degrees per second.  These robots are termed “Collaborative Robots” (cobots), meaning they can work right alongside personnel with no safety guarding.  Safety settings for these latest robots can be adjusted for each specific solution and can run in two operating modes of safety functions; a normal and a reduced one.

Due to their low weight and size, these robot arms are mainly used in small to medium-sized companies such as packaging, automotive, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, metal working, and manufacturing.  These low-cost robots are the perfect fit for unique applications since they are completely customizable.

Our team of experts are positioned to support your productivity and efficiency needs with this versatile product.  Please contact us today at 651.452.8452 or email us to learn more about this or any of our product offerings.

Resources and Downloads

UR Product Brochure

UR3 Robot Product Brochure

UR3 Complete Product Brochure
UR3 Specifications 

UR5Complete Product Brochure
UR5 Specifications

UR10 Complete Product Brochure
UR10 Specifications

Solutions from UR

Universal Robots’ Five Unique Selling Points

Users from many different industries explain how the UR robots’ five unique selling points benefit their production. Watch what Fast Setup, Easy Programming, Collaborative & Safe, Flexible Deployment and Fastest Payback Period look like in real life.


UR3: The world’s most flexible, light-weight table-top robot

A new, smaller robot for light assembly tasks and automated workbench scenarios, Industries worldwide have embraced the collaborative benefits of the user-friendly UR5 and UR10 robots that feature unrivaled performance vs. affordability and can work next to people with no safety guarding.


UR5: Universal Robots, Eggs packaging.

By using a UR5 robot in their production facilities they have improved flexibility and operational efficiency.The collaborative robot relieves employees from the strenuous process of preparing bulky packages for large-scale distribution. The added benefit of the UR5’s fenceless-operation allows the robot to work side-by-side with employees on the production lines.



Engineered for precision and desired for reliability in the BMW plant.

Application Showcase

Universal Robots Quadruples Injection Molding Production


A Mobile Fleet of Robots


UR Robots help Betacom light up New Zealand


Robot Arms Helping Healthcare Professionals


The ghost in the machine: An observation of oneself using technological ingredients – two robots and a 3D scanner

News and Case Studies


To stay competitive, RSS Manufacturing & Phylrich needed an inexpensive automation solution that could easily be moved between CNC machines, assembly lines and tube benders. Watch how Universal Robots helped increase productivity!



Universal Robots are quick and flexible cobots – collaborative robots – able to operate without safety fencing after risk assessment is conducted. Watch how Etalex uses Universal Robots to save time and money!

As a leading provider of premium quality compressed air and automation solutions since 1938, John Henry Foster delivers customized automation products and design-to-build solutions to clients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and northern Iowa. Our talented and innovative employees serve customers in virtually every industry that utilizes motion control technology and power generation.

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