Clinton Township, Michigan — August 21, 2006 – KUKA Robotics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of industrial robots, today announced the introduction of its KUKA KR10 SCARA robot family. The new high speed SCARA robot family is designed for customers needing highly reliable an precise automation solutions of long reach tasks. The new 4-axis robots when combined with KUKA Robotics’ user friendly PC-based control platform gives customers an extremely easy to learn and use pick and place automation solution. The new robots broaden the KUKA product line to include compact space-saving robots that are among the fastest and most reliable robots in their class.
"These new SCARA robots are ideal for customers with pick and place, assembly or material handling applications where precision, reliability and speed are key," said Kevin Kozuszek, director of marketing for KUKA Robotics Corporation. "Additionally our easy to use KUKA control technology enables simple installation, start-up and programming of our customer’s robots."
The KUKA KR10 SCARA robot family includes 600mm and 850mm reach models and are capable of handling payloads up to 10kg. The robots’ highly accurate link and gear combinations and optimized control loops in the kinematic chain give the robots unrivalled repeatability. The low weigh of the robots ensures optimum acceleration values and maximum working velocities which minimizes cycle times.
KUKA Robotics Corporation, with its parent company KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg, Germany, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial robots, with an annual production volume approaching 10,000 units, and an installed base of over 75,000 units. The company’s 5 and 6 axis robots range from 3kg to 570kg payloads, and 635mm to 3700mm reach, all controlled from a common PC based controller platform. 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 and in multiple applications including material handling, machine loading, assembly, packaging, palletizing, welding, bending, joining, and surface finishing. For more information contact KUKA Robotics at 866-873-5852 or visit their website at www.kukarobotics.com.