HRC application in robot assembly
Working alongside its human colleague, the KUKA LBR iiwa lightweight robot screws the gear units for the QUANTEC industrial robot into place. And in doing so, the robot makes the procedure more productive and ergonomical.
When the human operator touches the KUKA LBR iiwa, this signals to the robot that it should begin the automated screw fastening process. Using its sensitive and responsive capabilities, the lightweight robot then begins to calibrate itself in the workstation. During this time, the human operator loads a new link arm onto the support table. Each link arm is fitted with pre-inserted screws. The KUKA LBR iiwa tightens these in the order and to the exact torque defined in the design specifications. Only when it is touched again by the human operator does the KUKA LBR iiwa begin tightening the screws on the second link arm. The worker can intervene in the work process at any time. No safety fences are required.
We are putting ‘Industrie 4.0’ into practice in our own production