New robots for low payload continuous path applications


For continuous-path applications such as arc welding, adhesive bonding or sealant application, KUKA has launched a new robot series, the KR CYBERTECH nano ARC family.

The new generation of robots has been designed to be agile, extremely fast and even more precise than its predecessors in continuous-path applications. The upgraded 50mm KUKA hollow wrist reduces main axis motion, allowing short cycle times combined with precision in motion with a repeatability of 0.04 mm, even at high speeds.

In addition to the drive and control technology, the service and maintenance requirements have also been optimised. Individual axes, for example, are entirely maintenance-free, and spare parts are available for up to 25 years.

The robots can be used for a broad spectrum of applications thanks to the small footprint and diverse installation options; they are also suitable for compact cells, complex tasks and challenging process chains.

Additional flexibility is provided by the ‘K-PIPE-ES’ energy supply concept, which KUKA customers using robots from higher payload categories are already familiar with. Separation of the system and application cabling makes integration into the production environment even easier and the equipment of the energy supply system more flexible. Additional axes and the new generation of positioners can be added to the configuration more easily.


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