Dynamic, cost-effective and reliable: the new KR FORTEC


With the new KR FORTEC, KUKA is launching an all-rounder on the market. The heavy-duty robot is energy-efficient and dynamic in handling applications.

The KR FORTEC industrial robot delivers great versatility in a small footprint. With high dynamic performance, it achieves short cycle times – and its compact shape makes it ideal for tasks such as handling and spot welding. The speedy KR FORTEC tackles all this with low energy consumption.

The new KR FORTEC is now available – with an extended arm available that handles loads of 240kg across a reach of 3700mm. Technically, this heavy-duty robot fits between the KR QUANTEC and KR FORTEC ultra. Cross-model modularisation ensures a high transmissibility of robot series components.

“We developed the KR FORTEC to achieve a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and to launch a resource-saving product on the market. The KR FORTEC is up to 700kg lighter than its predecessor,” explained Maximilian Pettkuhn, Portfolio Manager at KUKA. For customers, modularisation means lower costs for spare part storage.

The KR FORTEC exemplifies reliability, with a long, trouble-free operating time and low maintenance requirements. Optimised accessibility makes maintenance work effortless and quick. The two in-line wrists adopted from the KR QUANTEC and KR FORTEC ultra models are waterproof and dustproof as standard equipment. Beyond that, the KR FORTEC can operate between 0° and 55°C. Several foundry variants are available for harsh and dirty environments.

The working envelope of the KR FORTEC can be expanded with the KL 4000 linear unit – which is modularly adaptable between 1.5 and 30m. A further advantage is that the KR QUANTEC also fits on the KL 4000. For cooperation with the KR FORTEC ultra on the same linear unit, the KL 5000 is simply selected. This allows customers to continue to adapt and combine products easily to meet individual requirements.



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