New delta robot promises productivity, precision, and speed


The KUKA Hygienic Oil (HO) portfolio is expanding with the addition of the new KR 3 D1200 delta robot, which can perform various pick-and-place tasks at previously unattainable speeds. With maximum precision, it now moves up to 6kg of food, medicines or electronic parts.

Although the KR 3 D1200 has a rated payload of 3kg, it is designed for loads of up to 6kg, which makes it one of the strongest delta robots on the market. The small footprint with a diameter of 350mm makes corner mounting space-saving and efficient. The robot has a reach of 1,200mm and a vertical working range of 350mm. With a position repeatability of +/ 0.1mm and an angular repeatability of +/- 0.2°, the KR 3 D1200 works very precisely.

The new KR DELTA impresses with unprecedented speed. In the small adept cycle and with a load of one kilogram, the cycle time is less than 0.32s. To avoid downtimes, the KR DELTA has been designed to be particularly low maintenance. Encapsulated gears with lifetime lubrication and self-lubricating ball joints help to ensure that the KUKA robot can always perform. The fact that it is made mainly of carbon fibre makes it particularly light and robust. As a result, it impresses with low costs for care and maintenance and maximum productivity.

When handling foodstuffs or pharmaceuticals, the new KR 3 D1200 displays further strengths. It contains food-safe H1 lubricants as standard, which qualifies it for handling foodstuffs in secondary applications. In particular, dry, packaged products such as chocolate, bread or sweets are in good hands with it. For direct contact with raw foods, i.e. the primary sector of this industry, the KR 3 D1200 HM (Hygienic Machine), launched in 2021, is suitable. Even under the most sensitive conditions, such as those encountered in the raw processing of meat or cheese, the KR DELTA in the HM version promises excellent hygiene. A combination of the two KR DELTA variants can bring many companies in the food industry a significant step forward.


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