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Pick and place

We can help you integrate an automated pick-and-place system that is perfectly suited to your operational needs. Whether loading and unloading machines, sorting, packing or handling food: our pick-and-place robots set the pace.

Pick and place by KUKA. How does it work?

Within easy reach: intelligent solutions from a single source

Picking up workpieces, positioning them and setting them down – pick and place is one of the most common robotic applications in manufacturing in Industry 4.0. One that takes place in virtually every production process. The variety of robotic tasks is therefore great, as is the automation potential existing in the field of pick and place. Flexible industrial robots from KUKA with payloads of up to 10 kg take on these often monotonous and repetitive tasks with top precision and maximum speed. Our software solutions are designed to meet the special requirements of pick and place: they coordinate and synchronize, for example, the gripping and packing of up to 2,000 component parts per minute by multiple robotic systems in a line. This further increases productivity. Processes automated in this way not only save money, they also shorten production time. We configure your individual application and together we master the challenges of numerous industries

  • Pick & place robotics

    • High-speed robots and cobots with payloads of up to 10 kg
    • Robots for special safety and hygiene requirements (Hygienic Machine, Hygienic Oil) for use in the food & beverage or pharmaceutical industries
    • Support for monotonous, repetitive tasks
    • Easy to integrate
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  • Pick & place software

    • 2D and 3D image processing for integration with vision systems
    • Object recognition, even in unstructured environments
    • Coordinates and synchronizes multiple robotic arms of a production line
    • Easy programming of conveyor applications
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  • Pick & place knowledge

    • Feasibility studies in many global KUKA TechCenters
    • Support from Customer Services worldwide
    • Years of know-how pave the way to Industry 4.0
    • Automation of the entire process line possible
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Pick-and-place robots from KUKA perfectly designed for any manufacturing scenario

Pick and place machines are in great demand. They provide assistance where processes are constantly repeated and ergonomic conditions are unfavorable for employees. This includes the automotive industry, the electronics sector, and the food and pharmaceutical industries, which place particularly high demands on hygiene and safety. With robots in the Hygienic Oil (HO) and Hygienic Machine (HM) versions, KUKA supplies an unrivaled portfolio in each case. Fast, robust, flexible and enormously space-saving: discover all the advantages of our pick & place robots and take your pick!


Powerful duo: robot and software for your pick-and-place task

Automated picking and packing of unsorted parts at multiple assembly lines and conveyor belts – KUKA.PickControl makes it possible

KUKA software with image processing for your pick & place machine

Fast industrial robots, and the power of software options: at KUKA, we take a holistic approach, packaging together the tools necessary for automation. The demands on image processing-controlled robot arms are high. The pick and place machines must be able to distinguish between different component shapes, component sizes, colors and textures. Even slight anomalies in the products make it difficult to sort them. Intelligent image processing technologies can identify and transmit, among other things, the position of the component on the conveyor in relation to the robot. It uses this information to pick up the item and place it in its packing. KUKA brings products, conveyor speed and robot speed into perfect harmony.


3D simulation enables fast start-up of your pick-and-place application: 

KUKA.Sim simulation software

KUKA pick and place: our support, your advantage

When you're partnering with KUKA, you benefit from a unique range of consultancy and support services of the highest quality. Our hotline is there for you around the clock*, as is access to our wide range of digital services. Training your employees at our Colleges is just as much a part of our good services as consulting and support across our KUKA TechCenters worldwide. We are your partner for the entire automated process chain and the complete product life cycle

*Subscription to maintenance packages may be required in some instances

Would you like to integrate pick and place automation into your production?

KUKA supports you along every step of your automation journey with the aim of enhancing the success of your business. For maximum throughput and low cycle times, robot models from the SCARA robots and DELTA robots to LBR iisy cobots and robot technologies such as vision systems can support you, and we will be happy to advise you.
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