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Kuka launches new SCARA robots

Kuka has launched a new range of SCARA robots. The company says the new KR SCARA jointed-arm robots are “reliable assistants” for industrial production that that excel in applications like in small parts assembly, materials handling and inspection tasks.

In the payload category up to 6 kg, it is hard to find a match for the Kuka SCARA robots, claims the company.

The new KR SCARA horizontal jointed-arm robots from Kuka are ultra-compact and at the same time deliver “maximum cost-effectiveness”.

With a reach of 500 or 700 millimeters, an extremely short cycle time of just 0.36 or 0.38 seconds and an attractive price, the KR SCARA robots are ideal for pushing ahead with automation in cost-sensitive markets.

Thanks to the streamlined design and the integrated media supply, both robot variants demonstrate their abilities in numerous tasks, such as small parts assembly, materials handling and inspection.

The internally-routed media supply for air, power and data not only makes the Kuka SCARA robot reliable in operation, but also enables smart adaptation for a wide range of tasks.

Robert Fodor, head of platform mechatronics portfolio at Kuka, says: “The KR SCARA is tailor-made for production efficiency. The models are prepared for the quick and easy integration of peripheral devices and can be used for a variety of different tasks.”

The high efficiency of the SCARA robots makes them the perfect choice for enabling automation, even in cost-sensitive markets. The combination of minimal service requirements, high energy efficiency and extremely high availability ensures a low total cost of ownership.

Fitted out with intelligent features and teamed up with the latest generation of control technology in the form of the KR C5 micro, the fast assistants perform tasks reliably and quickly.

“With the Kuka SCARA, we are supplying an overall package that is so far one of a kind. It is light and streamlined and at the same time fast and powerful. Moreover, it comes at an attractive price and quickly pays for itself,” says Fodor.

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