January 16, 2023

New KUKU Robotics technology includes ready-to-use cobot

New technology from KUKA Robotics is geared toward safely automating manufacturing processes where humans regularly interact with robots, including a state-of-the-art cobot.

The company’s LBR iisy cobot features ready-to-use automation that integrates into manufacturing applications from pre-defined production processes to unstructured work environments with unpredictable conditions. The user-friendly cobot adapts to the corresponding level of user knowledge.

All KUKA mobile platforms include laser scanners mounted at the front and rear to provide maximum safety and allow for high speeds in all directions of travel. Image: Provided

With six axes, a 3-kilogram payload, 600-millimeter maximum reach and 18.8-kg overall weight, the LBR iisy can overcome challenges posed by confined workspaces. KUKA also offers the LBR iisy in 11-kg and 15-kg payload versions.

KUKA also offers a new KMP 600-S diffDrive automated mobile platform that provides an automated guided vehicle system with high-speed support for production intralogistics and a payload of up to 600 kg. Its IP 54 design enables it to work reliably even under adverse conditions including water spray and dust.

All KUKA mobile platforms include laser scanners mounted at the front and rear to provide maximum safety and allow for high speeds in all directions of travel. Additionally, the KMP 600-S diffDrive uses eight safety zones at the front and rear, which are customizable for vehicle speeds and specific applications.

In addition, the company’s LBR iiwa 14 R820 CR robot is incorporated into an automated, mobile robotic material handling system. The KUKA mobile robotic wafer-handling system for human/machine collaboration offers a solution for material transport of 200 mm or 300 mm wafer boxes and SMIF boxes, open cassette machine loading and unloading.

The robot is mounted on one of the company‘s KMP 200 CR automated mobile platforms. Both the robot and mobile platform are cleanroom class ISO 3 rated and feature advanced safety and navigational functionality. The solution is integrated with one controller for the robot, platform and navigation as well as one software solution.




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