KUKA launches its first delta robot

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The new KR DELTA from KUKA is hygienic and requires minimal maintenance. Made entirely of stainless steel, the delta robot with a parallel kinematic system is particularly suited to challenging pick-and-place applications in the food and packaging industries – even in direct contact with foodstuffs – and in the electronics and pharmaceutical industries.

KUKA’s first delta robot is designed to require minimal maintenance thanks to its encapsulated gear unit and self-lubricating ball joints.

The parallel arm robot can be installed on the ceiling and stands out with a high degree of accuracy and a cycle time of 0.5 seconds (in the small Adept cycle) with a payload of 1 kilogram. With a reach of 1200 millimetres and a payload capacity of up to 6 kilograms, the KR DELTA offers first-class results in sorting and packaging applications.

Thanks to its stainless-steel body, the KR DELTA is temperature-resistant and corrosion-resistant. With a protection rating of IP 67 for the entire robot and IP 69K for axis 4, it is easy to clean and disinfect – even using a high-pressure cleaner with a pressure of up to 100 kPA. At the same time, it meets the strictest requirements of the food industry and will be TÜV-certified for compliance with the requirements of the US Food and Drug Administration and the German Food and Feed Code.

The small robot is controlled by the KR C5 micro – the latest control technology from KUKA. To perform its tasks even more efficiently in terms of resources, the KR DELTA can switch between different production scenarios, such as seasonal packaging variants. It is therefore particularly suitable for the consumer goods industry, especially for fast-moving consumer goods. For this, it uses the software package KUKA.PickControl with conveyor tracking and integrated image processing. In combination with a camera and the KUKA.VisionTech software, which recognises objects even in unstructured environments.

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