Industrial robots KUKA’s new KR Quantec robot

| Editor: Ahlam Rais

KUKA has plans to showcase one of its latest industrial robots – the KR Quantec robot at the European engineering show, MSV. The robot is supposedly the world’s maiden robot with digital motion modes which enables to increase productivity and efficiency on the shop floor.

The KR Quantec robot consumes 10 % less energy as compared to machines performing similar functions and also requires up to 50 % fewer spare parts than its predecessor.
The KR Quantec robot consumes 10 % less energy as compared to machines performing similar functions and also requires up to 50 % fewer spare parts than its predecessor.
(Source: KUKA)

KUKA, the German manufacturer of industrial robots and solutions for factory automation will be showcasing the new KR Quantec robot at MSV, the European engineering show which is expected to kick start from October 07, 2019 in Czech Republic. The innovation is claimed to be the world’s first robot with digital motion modes.

Features of the new KR Quantec robot

Motion modes

The new robot offers many new innovations to customers. One can easily activate software add-ons on the robot’s controller which enables to optimise the movements of the robot as well as its performance for vital motion sequences. The robot is equipped with three modes – performance, path and dynamic. Its performance mode is capable of carrying out most tasks such as handling, spot welding, machining, loading / unloading and much more.

The KR Quantec’s path mode can be utilised for continuous-path motion and at the same time it also increases the precision for both low and high path velocities. Adhesive bonding, measuring or laser applications are some of the examples in this space. The dynamic mode offers greater speed and enables to reduce cycle times by around 10 %.

The new KR Quantec robot simplifies engineering even in complex situations by making use of its disruptive contours which are reduced by 10 % through a more streamlined wrist and smaller footprint. The optimised disruptive contour of the innovative energy supply system also ensures easier simulation and more cost-effective cell planning.

Lowers running costs

The KR Quantec robot consumes 10 % less energy as compared to machines performing similar functions and also requires up to 50 % fewer spare parts than its predecessor. In addition to this, the robot is efficiently designed in order to reduce maintenance and repair times. The robot requires reduced training requirements and assists in simplified commissioning. All these features together, help to lower the running costs of the robot which is flexible and convenient to use.

With a payload capacity of 120 – 300 kg and reach from 2,700 – 3,900 mm, the robot offers the largest portfolio in the market in terms of payload capacity and reach. Many other special variants of this robot are available for customers such as the ceiling-mounted, foundry, shelf-mounted or press-linking versions.

Live demonstration @MSV 2019!

The KR Quantec robot comes with many other stunning features which make the robot stand out in comparison with other similar machines. To witness the advantages of this solution live, do visit the MSV engineering trade fair. See you there!

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