KUKA solutions for the foundry and forging industry
Heat, dust, aggressive media: when things get dangerous for people in the foundry and forging industry, well-thought-out automation solutions are required. Here, too, KUKA robots offer outstanding performance in continuous operation. With protective coatings resistant to alkalis, acids, heat and corrosion, they permanently meet the requirements of protection ratings IP65/67.
From intricate light alloy components to large-format steel parts: KUKA robots master all disciplines in the automated processes of the foundry and forging industry from sand casting and die casting to permanent mold casting and even the handling of heavy molds and finished components.
Here you can find an overview of KUKA case studies in the foundry and forging industry.
KUKA robots: all-rounders in the world of the foundry and forging industry
The use of KUKA robots simplifies all work steps in the foundry and forging industry due to the following factors:
- Ideal combination of high payload capacity and small footprint
- Fast and reliable – even for complex tasks
- Almost 100 percent availability
- Optimized cycle times
- Process reliability
- Assured productivity
- Easy integration of linear units and complex grippers
KUKA technologies that make your production in the foundry and forging industry even more effective
Extremely simple operation with KUKA.PLC mxAutomation
The convenient and universal interface makes KUKA robots extremely easy to operate. The KUKA.PLC mxAutomation software in conjunction with the Sinumerik Run MyRobot software package from Siemens® enables a KUKA robot teamed up with machine tools to be visualized, operated, programmed and set up in the same system that the user is familiar with from the machine tool environment. And all this using the production machine’s control panel.
Fast programming with KUKA.CNC
KUKA robots perform processing tasks like production machines – and can be programmed like them too in G-code (DIN 66025) thanks to the KUKA.CNC
interface. Users understand them straight away, can create programs using a CAD/CAM process chain and, after simulation, execute them on the robot without having to compile them into the robot language. Already included: tool radius correction, sister tools and many other familiar NC functions.