Automation Becomes Easy - KUKA Roboter GmbH at K 2010

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At K 2010, the international flagship fair for the plastics industry, KUKA Roboter GmbH is presenting the new generation of shelf-mounted robots – the QUANTEC series – and the new KR C4 controller generation. In Hall 12, Booth C49, the technological leader from Augsburg is demonstrating how automation solutions for the plastics industry are becoming simpler, safer and more energy efficient.

At K 2010, the international flagship fair for the plastics industry, KUKA Roboter GmbH is presenting the new generation of shelf-mounted robots – the QUANTEC series – and the new KR C4 controller generation. In Hall 12, Booth C49, the technological leader from Augsburg is demonstrating how automation solutions for the plastics industry are becoming simpler, safer and more energy efficient.

Simply compact: the new QUANTEC K shelf-mounted robot series
KUKA Roboter GmbH is presenting two models from the new QUANTEC shelf-mounted robot series: the KR 240 R3100 K ultra and the KR 90 R3700 K prime. This series comprises 11 models in two product lines – QUANTEC K prime and QUANTEC K ultra. Thanks to the optimized payload and reach intervals, the customer is always able to select a robot that is ideally suited to the specific application. The weight has been reduced by up to 160 kg and axis 2 is located 400 mm further forward, making the QUANTEC K series ideal robots for the plastics industry. They are the obvious choice for operation on injection molding machines.

Simply safe: KR C4 – the control system of the future
With the KR C4, KUKA is presenting trade fair visitors with a control system that integrates robot, motion, sequence and process control. But that is not all. Even more important is the fact that the complete safety controller is seamlessly integrated into the KR C4 control system. In other words, the KR C4 performs all tasks at once. In the new control system, KUKA has systematically dispensed with limiting hardware and replaced it with intelligent software functions. The concept is thus characterized by its absolute openness and future compatibility.

Simply unmissable: the vision application at the KUKA booth
The requirements in the plastics industry for smaller batch sizes and increasing numbers of variants will necessitate even greater flexibility and openness in the future, coupled with reduction of the article-specific periphery, when selecting automation systems. KUKA is using the show application of the high-speed version of the KUKA KR 16-2 S robot to demonstrate the possibilities opened up by the use of 2D and 3D camera systems. This application provides visitors to the fair with the opportunity to interact with the robot and test the performance of the image processing systems.

Simply competent: the KUKA partner network at the K trade fair
At K 2010, KUKA is once again consciously building on its partners who are demonstrating KUKA robots in a wide range of different applications. A broad spectrum of robotic automation solutions for the plastics industry can be seen at the booths of more than 20 partner companies. This close cooperation between robot specialist and industry insiders means that the customer receives precisely the solution he requires for his specific application.

About the KUKA Robot Group
KUKA Roboter GmbH, with its headquarters in Augsburg, is a KUKA Aktiengesellschaft company and ranks among the world’s leading suppliers of industrial robots. Core competencies are the development, production and sale of industrial robots, controllers, software and linear units. The company is the market leader in Germany and Europe, and the number three in the world.

The KUKA Robot Group employs about 2000 people worldwide. Of these, some 1100 are employed in Germany. In 2009, sales totaled 330.5 million euro. 25 subsidiaries provide a presence in the major markets of Europe, America and Asia.

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