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Cobots: Your entry into automation with collaborative robots

KUKA developed the world’s first collaborative robot back in 2014 and is setting new standards with current innovations. The very good price/performance ratio and the ease of commissioning KUKA cobots enable even small and medium-sized companies to enter the world of automation quickly and successfully.

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When you purchase from us, you receive durable, robust collaborative robots with an excellent price/performance ratio. Benefit from many years of know-how, state-of-the-art technology – and comprehensive, reliable customer service in robotics and cobot automation. Order the right collaborative robot for your task now via the my.KUKA digital customer portal. We are also happy to help you with maintenance and service requests via the portal.

What is a cobot?

By definition, a cobot is a collaborative or collaborating robot that works in direct contact with human employees. The alternative designations of corobots, collaborative robotics or cobotics are also used.

Cobot vs. robot: How does it differ from an industrial robot?

Unlike conventional industrial robots, the collaborative robot may work with humans in a shared workspace without a safety fence. Sensors ensure that the robot never injures its colleagues. Conventional industrial robots, on the other hand, require a physical safeguard for the safety of employees, which prevents them from working together.

What can a collaborative robot do?

Application examples for automated solutions in industry and medicine

The LBR iisy at automatica 2023: a cobot family that can be operated simply like a smartphone. High degree of safety, extremely simple handling.

For the handling of highly sensitive microelectronics and for use in cleanrooms, these cleanroom cobot systems are low in particles and emissions.

In the production facilities at FMO, the cobot application performs monitoring tasks: It checks the quality and completeness of data matrix codes.

Automotive production benefits from the reliability of robotics: The collaborative robot arm applies the defined amount of sealant at exactly the same position every time.

Humans and machines work hand in hand in the assembly shop. Sensitive functions enable the joining of bevel gears and safe cooperation.

The goal of cobot manufacturer KUKA and MAIROTEC: to automate small and medium-sized companies. Together, they create robot applications whose strength is simple programming.

A thousand transplants in seconds: This collaborative robot system supports surgery, such as cosmetic hair transplants.

Physiotherapeutic and nursing staff benefit from cobot solutions: The sensitive robot arm is responsible for the manual execution of movement exercises and heavy lifting.

Collaborative lightweight robots handle sensitive electronic components at Zollner AG. The company appreciates the flexibility, user-friendly programming and ease of operation.

What are the advantages of collaborative robots?

They work safely and interactively. The robot systems can be moved easily from one station to another. They perform work steps that are laborious, monotonous or dangerous for humans, e.g. strenuous overhead tasks and meticulously detailed work. In this way, the machines optimize the processes and increase productivity for your production system by automating repetitive tasks. KUKA cobot systems at the plants of numerous users have already demonstrated that they can be put into operation very easily and that they pay for themselves quickly. Collaborative robots are also perfect for craftsmen and SMEs.

Enjoy the advantages of cooperation with KUKA collaborative robots

  • Flexibility & ease of use:

    • Simple programming by drag-and-drop
    • Simple robot motion by means of manual guidance
    • Quick start-up within a few minutes
    • Flexible conversion & programming for new work orders
    • Simple reprogramming in the case of frequent workpiece changes
  • Optimal cost-benefit ratio:

    • Automated manufacturing is worthwhile even with small batch sizes
    • High technical availability ensures maximum utilization
    • Low operating costs (TCO) over the service life
    • Short delivery times
    • Free delivery
  • Extensive KUKA Support:

    • Customer service 24/7/365
    • Global network of certified system partners – also in your area
    • Simulation, test setup & feasibility studies
    • Programming services
    • Training of employees on site or digitally for independent use
  • Accessible self-help:

    • Simple online procedure for configuration, purchase & setup of the application
    • Self-help throughout the customer journey: from planning to start-up
    • Open community of users & developers

How do I find the right collaborative robot?

The purchase decision depends on a number of factors, e.g. application requirements such as payload, reach, speed and accuracy, as well as the degree of integration and scalability. The KUKA Robot Guide gives you just the right results for your individual robotic requirements. Furthermore, the use of 3D simulation as a planning aid supports the rapid implementation of a collaborative robot application.

3D simulation

Plan human-robot interaction individually now!

How do I integrate the collaborative robot into production?

The iiQKA.OS operating system is designed for intuitive and fast start-up. Moreover, the KUKA TechCenter is available to help you with the successful integration of the new machine into your production system. Together with certified system partners, our experts use feasibility studies and simulations to test and put together the right components for your applications. On top of this, we examine possible software additions. Users can also share suggestions and find support via the User Forum.

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KUKA cobots: industrial applications

Dangerous overhead applications, monotonous and repetitive processes, or meticulously detailed work: cobots perform these work steps, relieve employees and deliver consistently high quality. With their integrated sensors, the collaborative robots enable assembly tasks featuring small parts to be automated – they assemble automotive transmissions, insert rubber plugs or process non-rigid parts.
Their human colleagues can thus concentrate on other segments of their work. While the cobot is processing a part, the worker can already prepare the next production step. The sensitive robots respond intelligently to their environment and move independently. This is referred to as human-robot collaboration (HRC) or collaborative robotics. Intelligent cobots are opening up new areas of automation: they load machines or logistics systems, build industrial robots themselves and much more besides.

E-paper: Cobots as a simple and cost-effective automation solution

What is the significance of collaborative robots for business? For which target groups are they worth it? All questions relating to cobot are clarified in our e-paper. Our aim is to provide you with information and inspiration and encourage you to test the possibilities opened up by cobots for your specific requirements.
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