Whether in the skilled trades, SMEs or battery pack production, KUKA makes automation easily available to more and more industries. Under the motto “Keep on Moving”, the Augsburg-based automation Group will be demonstrating in Munich, Germany, from June 27 to 30 on how robots and system concepts are evolving to leave a lasting mark on a changing world.
“Sustainable business is one of the most pressing tasks of our time. Energy-efficient robots and systems operated with economical DC technology are an important lever. With the latest robots of our KR QUANTEC family, our customers can save up to 60% energy compared to our 2000 series generation produced until 2010,” says Wilfried Eberhardt, Chief Marketing Officer at KUKA. “In this context, we now have a portfolio that goes far beyond automotive. With our cobots and digital services, robotics is becoming intuitive and easy to use for everyone. For us, automatica is the perfect showcase to present our latest approaches to an attractive target group.”
With an end-to-end digitized customer journey — from the robot configurator to online purchasing, a battery pack production line, the complete LBR iisy cobot series and three research teams that are finalists for the KUKA Innovation Award 2023, KUKA is paying tribute to the trend topics of the fair: Digitalization & Artificial Intelligence, Sustainable Production and Future of Work. Also included for the first time is the know-how from system engineering that has been built up over decades. KUKA shows the new areas that fully automated large-scale systems are entering.
‘Robots for the People’ with LBR iisy and iiQKA.OS
Presented for the first time 12 months ago in Munich, was the combination of the KUKA Cobot LBR iisy, and the new operating system iiQKA.OS. Since then, the product family has grown. The complete cobot product family will be on display at the KUKA booth this year, with payloads from 3 to 15 kg. For the first time, there will be the mobile cobot KMR iisy. In keeping with the iiQKA campaign motto “Robots for the People”, visitors will be able to handguide and program the cobots themselves. Other LBR iisy show realistic use cases for various industries, for example, the electronics industry.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are also a target group that KUKA is focusing on with regard to cobots. They need easy access to robotics, need to gain experience and learn about the benefits. Cobots are best suited for this, as they can be easily programmed and put into operation. Whether they then work alone or share a workstation with humans is up to the individual — depending on which process is to be automated. According to KUKA, it is precisely these hybrid application options that are becoming increasingly important for cobots.