SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Visit KUKA Robotics in booth N-5330 among 2,100+ world-class industry suppliers at the world’s largest, most comprehensive processing and packaging trade show - Pack Expo International 2016.
KUKA Robotics is giving attendees the opportunity to see and operate a hands-on demonstration with the LBR iiwa. Those attending and visiting booth N-5330, will have the chance to teach the robot points on a work area and then watch the LBR iiwa pick & place headphones. The lightweight LBR iiwa (Intelligent Industrial Work Assistant) robot is the first series-produced sensitive robot suitable for human-robot collaborations. This robot has integrated, sensitive torque sensors in all 7 axes giving the robot contact detection and programmable compliance to avoid collisions and eliminating the need for expensive safety fencing. The LBR iiwa from KUKA is available in two payloads: 7 kg and 14 kg with coordinating reaches of 800 mm and 820 mm.
Also on the show floor, a KR 240 R3200 PA robot will be on display for attendees to get up close and personal with KUKA’s KR QUANTEC PA series of palletizing robots. The KR QUANTEC PA series offers a robust design and high-performance motors that allow for up to 27 cycles per minute in palletizing operations. The base frame of this palletizing series is streamlined offering a small footprint to fit in more confined spaces. The KR QUANTEC PA series is ideal for heavy lifting in the palletizing and packaging industry with availability in 3 payloads of 120 kg, 180 kg, and 240 kg all with a reach of 3,195 mm.
KUKA will feature how it is possible to use traditional industrial robots in collaborative applications by incorporating auxiliary safety technology. Those visiting the KUKA booth will get to see and interact with a KR 10 R1100 AGILUS robot in a fence-less application. With the use of area scanners, this demonstration represents a work cell environment that allows for fence-less solutions offering speed and throughput for automation cells but still safe for the human to enter the area when needed. The speed and accuracy of the KR AGILUS family make the performance unique in its payload category and offers impressive results combined with minimized cycle times. This small robot family has a payload availability of 6 kg and 10 kg all with a reach of 700, 900, and 1,100 mm and is available in over 34 different variations including waterproof and cleanroom.
Part of the KUKA KR AGILUS family, the KR 6 R900 will be on display as attendees’ personal barista, JoeBot. Attendees will be able to interact with the robot by selecting their own cup of coffee while visiting the KUKA booth. Those visiting will also get the opportunity to experience the KR 6 R900 WP C select 3 poker chips at a time with a vacuum end of arm tooling and place them into a box. This waterproof robot is built with resistant surface treatments and additional seals to comply with the higher protection rating IP 67 while delivering high speeds, short cycle times, and an integrated energy supply system like the rest of the KR AGILUS family of small robots.
About the KUKA Robot Group
KUKA Robotics Corporation along with KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg Germany (part of the KUKA Aktiengesellschaft group of worldwide companies), ranks among the world's leading suppliers of industrial robots and material handling vehicles. Core competencies include the development, production, and sale of industrial robots, controllers, software, linear units, and omniMove™ omni-directional motion platforms. KUKA robots are utilized in a diverse range of industries including the appliance, automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, logistics, food, pharmaceutical, medical, foundry and plastics industries as well as multiple applications including material handling, machine loading, assembly, packaging, palletizing, welding, bending, joining, and surface finishing. KUKA robots range from 5kg to 1300kg payloads, and 635mm to 3900mm reach, all controlled from a common PC based controller platform.