Brand profile: Kuka

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KUKA is one of the first companies in robotics and automation technology, KUKA Robotics is one of the leading producer of robotic systems worldwide.

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KUKA is one of the first companies in industrial robotics and automation technology, KUKA Robotics is one of the leading producer of robotic systems worldwide. KUKA has a unique and wide range of industrial robots and robot systems, covering all common payload categories and robot types. The matching controllers and software for a variety of scenarios round out KUKA’s product portfolio. KUKA, together with its system partners covers a wide range of its customers’ applications – or can develop robotic systems for individual needs. KUKA offers a wide range of services, including collaborative planning, start-up and maintenance to help its customers realize the full potential of KUKA products.

Products: Kuka

LBR IIWA

LBR stands for "lightweight robot", iiwa for "intelligent industrial work assistant”. The LBR iiwa redefines the possibilities for industrial robotics. For the first time, human and robot can work together on highly sensitive tasks in close cooperation. Safety fences are dispensed with, new applications are opened up and the way is paved for greater cost-effectiveness and utmost efficiency. The collaborative, sensitive LBR iiwa is available in two types, with payloads of seven and 14 kg.

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LBR IIWA
Payload: 7/14 kg
Max. Reach: 800/820 mm
Axes: 7
Weight: 23,9/29,9 kg

SMALL ROBOTS

The compact, space-saving robots from KUKA are among the fastest and most reliable robots in their class. All of them utilize the advantages of the world’s most dependable and best-selling PC-based control platform KRC. And it goes without saying that this diverse range of KUKA robots can be freely combined within a single system – always with the benefits of using the same control platform.

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KR 6 R700 FIVVE (KR AGILUS)
Payload: 6 kg
Max. Reach: 706,7 mm
Axes: 5
Weight: 48 kg
KR 6 R700 SIXX (KR AGILUS)
Payload: 6 kg
Max. Reach: 706,7 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 50 kg
KR 6 R700 SIXX WP (KR AGILUS)
Payload: 6 kg
Max. Reach: 706,7 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 50 kg
KR 6 R900 FIVVE (KR AGILUS)
Payload: 6 kg
Max. Reach: 901mm
Axes: 5
Weight: 51 kg
KR 6 R900 SIXX (KR AGILUS)
Payload: 6 kg
Max. Reach: 901 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 52 kg
KR 6 R900 SIXX WP (KR AGILUS)
Payload: 6
Max. Reach: 901 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 52 kg
KR 10 R900 sixx (KR AGILUS)
Payload: 10 kg
Max. Reach: 901,5 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 52 kg
KR 10 R900 SIXX WP (KR AGILUS)
Payload: 10 kg
Max. Reach: 901, 5mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 52 kg
KR 10 R1100 FIVVE (KR AGILUS)
Payload: 10 kg
Max. Reach: 1101 mm
Axes: 5
Weight: 53 kg
KR 10 R1100 SIXX (KR AGILUS)
Payload: 10 kg
Max. Reach: 1101 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 54 kg
KR 10 R1100 SIXX WP (KR AGILUS)
Payload: 10 kg
Max. Reach: 1101 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 54 kg

LOW PAYLOADS (5 KG TO 16 KG)

KUKA robots with low payloads are particularly suitable for small-scale activities such as component testing, assembly of small parts, or grinding, polishing and bonding.

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KR 5 ARC
Payload: 5 kg
Max. Reach: 1412 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 127 kg
KR 6-2
Payload: 6 kg
Max. Reach: 1611 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 235 kg
KR 16-2
Payload: 16 kg
Max. Reach: 1610 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 235 kg
KR 16 L6-2
Payload: 6 kg
Max. Reach: 1911 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 240 kg
KR 5-2 ARC HW
Payload: 5 kg
Max. Reach: 1423 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 126 kg
KR 16 ARC HW
Payload: 16 kg
Max. Reach: 1636 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 245 kg
KR 16-2 F
Payload: 16 kg
Max. Reach: 1610 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 235 kg
KR 16-2 KS-F
Payload: 16 kg
Max. Reach: 1801 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 235 kg
KR 16 L6-2 KS
Payload: 6 kg
Max. Reach: 2101 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 245 kg
KR 16-2 CR
Payload: 16 kg
Max. Reach: 1610 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 235 kg

MEDIUM PAYLOADS (30 KG TO 60 KG)

Popular applications for medium payload robots range from simple handling tasks to complex operations such as measuring air currents in the wind tunnel or sewing leather seat covers.

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KR 30-3
Payload: 30 kg
Max. Reach: 2033 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 665 kg
KR 30 L16-2
Payload: 16 kg
Max. Reach: 3102 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 700 kg
KR 40 PA
Payload: 40 kg
Max. Reach: 2091 mm
Axes: 4
Weight: 700 kg
KR 60-3
Payload: 60 / 45 / 30 kg
Max. Reach: 2033 / 2230 / 2429 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 665 / 671 / 679 kg
KR 30-3 F
Payload: 30 kg
Max. Reach: 2033 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 665 kg
KR 30-4 KS-F
Payload: 30 kg
Max. Reach: 2233 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 600 kg
KR 30-4 KS
Payload: 30 kg
Max. Reach: 2233 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 600 kg
KR 30-3 CR
Payload: 30 kg
Max. Reach: 2033 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 665 kg
KR 30 HA (HIGH ACCURACY)
Payload: 30 kg
Max. Reach: 2033 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 665 kg
KR 60-3 F
Payload: 30 / 45 / 60 kg
Max. Reach: 2441 / 2241 / 2041 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 895 / 888 / 880 kg
KR 60-4 KS-F
Payload: 60 kg
Max. Reach: 2233 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 600 kg
KR 60-4 KS
Payload:  60 / 45 / 30 kg
Max. Reach: 2233 / 2430 / 2630 mg
Axes: 6
Weight: 600 / 610 / 615 kg
KR 60 L16-2 KS
Payload: 16 kg
Max. Reach: 2952 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 650 kg
KR 60 HA (HIGH ACCURACY)
Payload: 60 / 45 / 30 kg
Max. Reach: 2033 / 2230 / 2429 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 650 kg

HIGH PAYLOADS (90 KG TO 300 KG)

KUKA robots from the high payload range are particularly sought after for spot welding, handling and loading/unloading tasks. Their long reach and great flexibility make them indispensable partners.

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nano
As the representative of a new generation of extremely compact process robots, this robot is especially well suited for use in spot welding and boasts outstanding process results. The swingover axis 3 allows for a large work envelope, with very good accessibility in confined spaces. This is, for example, extremely helpful for tip dressing.
pro

pro

Extremely compact, extremely stiff with the highest power density. Further reduced interference contours and a more slender wrist.
extra
Maximum versatility and flexibility for minimized investment costs. More streamlined. More compact. More robust. The reduction of the moving mass enables the all-rounders of the KR QUANTEC extra series to set new standards in precision, performance, energy efficiency and availability.
prime
More streamlined and lighter, yet extremely stiff and precise. For shorter cycle times, maximum path accuracy and high energy efficiency, the five different KR QUANTEC prime robots are the new performance class for spot welding and much more. The KR QUANTEC prime shelf-mounted robots are also optimized to minimize space requirements and extend the economical reach range.
ultra
The highest power density currently available on the market for the high payload range. Barely distinguishable from the other members of the KR QUANTEC family in terms of space requirements and weight, the “ultras” offer maximum power, unrestricted dynamism and performance in every position.The KR QUANTEC ultra shelf-mounted robots represent the ultimate performance class in the shelf-mounted category. Extremely powerful, extremely stiff and precise, and yet just as streamlined and barely heavier than the shelf-mounted robots of the prime class.

HEAVY DUTY (300 KG TO 1300 KG)

KUKA robots from the high payload range are particularly sought after for spot welding, handling and loading/unloading tasks. Their long reach and great flexibility make them indispensable partners.

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KR 360 FORTEC
KR FORTEC lives up to its name: strength and proven technology form the basis of its success. In the automotive industry, for example, robots of the KR 360 FORTEC product family wield heavy loads such as welding guns or handle heavy components with ease.

Payload:
240 / 280 / 360 kg
Max. Reach: 3326 / 3080 / 2826 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 2421 / 2415 / 2385 kg
KR 500 FORTEC
KR FORTEC lives up to its name: strength and proven technology form the basis of its success. The high number of variants in the KR 500 product family allows flexible planning in the heavy payload range. The MT robot variant, for example, is used for heavy-duty milling applications.

Payload: 340 / 420 / 480 / 500 / 500 kg
Max. Reach: 3326 / 3076 / 3326 / 2826 / 2826 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 2421 / 2415 / 2385 kg
KR 600 FORTEC
KR FORTEC lives up to its name: strength and proven technology form the basis of its success. The 600 kg range is now covered by robots of the KR 600 product family. They thus close the gap to the titan series or even represent an alternative to the KR 1000 titan. That reduces investment costs.

Payload: 420 / 510 / 600 kg
Max. Reach: 3326 / 3076 / 2826 mm
Axes: 6
KR1000 titan
Powerful and dynamic, the titan masters the safe and precise handling of the heaviest components.

Payload: 700 - 1300 kg
Max. Reach: 3202 - 3601 mm
Axes: 6
Weight: 4690 - 4950 kg

SPECIAL MODELS

The KUKA special models are ideally suited to special tasks. Based on the standard models, these robot types have been systematically optimized to achieve optimal results in their respective applications. The robot types shown here serve merely as examples for the construction types. The more difficult the tasks, the more KUKA robots simplify the work processes. In this chapter you will find special robot models that have been optimized to specific requirements and geared towards maximum utilization of the workspaces. Whatever specialist you are looking for: you will certainly find the right type for your application among the KUKA range of special models. The spectrum ranges from an impressive selection of shelf-mounted robots, press-to-press robots and palletizing robots, to arc welding specialists with Hollow Wrist, and even KUKA JET gantry robots with the jointed-arm robot mounted directly on the linear unit. As you can see: KUKA is always there to help you.

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SHELF-MOUNTED ROBOTS (K/KS)
Many tasks which previously were the sole preserve of linear feed systems can now also be carried out by flexible KUKA shelf-mounted robots. For example, the robot can be integrated into an injection-molding machine, a die-casting machine or a machine tool.
PALLETIZING ROBOTS (PA)
KUKA’s many years of experience in palletizing offer you new possibilities in the field of palletizing and depalletizing. The tried-and-tested modular system gives you the choice of a wide range of perfectly-coordinated components.
PRESS-TO-PRESS ROBOTS (P)
Due to their enormous range, our press-to-press robots are ideally suited to the loading and unloading of even large components in press lines.
ARC WELDING ROBOTS
Specially adapted for arc welding tasks and projects, KUKA's ARC robots offer optimized solutions at attractive prices. With a wide range of payload capacity and a reach of up to 3.1m, these rugged robots can access even hard-to-reach weld seams with welding equipment.
FOUNDRY ROBOTS
When the heat is on, KUKA robots in the foundry version get the job done without even breaking a sweat. Far from it: for years they have been used successfully in a wide range of foundry, ceramics or glass industry applications, ensuring that tasks are carried out faster and more efficiently.
CLEANROOM ROBOTS
With its cleanroom robots, KUKA offers flexible standard solutions for fields of application in which, until now, customers had little choice but to implement costly dedicated systems. The cleanroom models differ from standard KUKA robots in their specially ground and painted surfaces, which guard against the build-up of particle deposits. Modified seals prevent abrasion.
HIGH-ACCURACY ROBOTS
Designed for high-precision specifications, HA series robots are particularly suitable for laser applications or the gauging of components. These robots feature particularly high degrees of accuracy and very fast wrist axes.

LINEAR UNITS

Maximize your productivity all the way down the line. KUKA linear units allow you to increase workspaces significantly. Another major advantage: the linear units function as external axes, thus dispensing with the need for an additional controller. The KUKA product range covers every payload category, every environment and every requirement. The spectrum ranges from ceiling-mounted units to the high-speed variant and even linear units with a protective cover. You thus hold all the options for decisively expanding your success margin.

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MILLING 8 KW
With the milling 8 kW application module, KUKA offers application-specific components and tools for deployment of a robot as a machine tool for milling tasks. Milling 8 kW is specially designed for machining tasks using an electrically-driven spindle with a rated power of 8 kW. It is used particularly with lightweight materials such as plastic, wood or rigid foamed material. From the HsC spindle and its controller to the special milling software, the application module has everything you need for the quick and easy setup of a robot as a powerful milling unit.
OCCUBOT
The measuring system provides six measurement dimensions for forces and torques and ensures absolute accuracy. This provides the user with data about the actual forces and torques being exerted on the contact surface between the dummy and the seat. To adapt the overall system to a different seat, it is merely necessary to redefine the Base coordinate system.
KUKA COASTER
In the unique KUKA COASTER from KUKA Roboter, the advantages of the practically unrestricted freedom of motion and excellent dynamic performance of an industrial robot have been exploited in the leisure and amusement industry for the first time.
Application software
For simple programming and high process reliability, KUKA offers you a broad range of ready-made application software, tailored to the most common robot applications.
Additional functions for system software
A wide range of additional functions for the system software enhance the user interface and offer support for special programming tasks. For this, user-friendly tools are available with which the basic functions for operating the robot system can be systematically expanded.
Hub technologies
Software packages from the area of hub technologies offer the great advantage that they can be used with any KUKA robot – irrespective of the payload, variant or application.
Simulation | Planning | Optimization
Good preparation is everything. That’s why KUKA offers you a range of program modules with which you can reliably plan and calculate the processes in your production – whether you want to plan new systems or optimize existing ones.
CUSTOMER SERVICES
With KUKA, you can be sure that you have a robot system which gives you maximum efficiency thanks to its high precision, optimal speed and excellent user-friendliness. And so that things stay that way throughout the product life cycle, we offer a comprehensive range of services to help you always realize the full potential of your KUKA products. We are at your service from the very start: during planning, during start-up, and with perfect maintenance management during ongoing operation of your systems.