The KUKA robot controller KR C5 raises the pulse of automated production

The heart of every robot is its controller – and KUKA robots are receiving an impressive update in this area: future-compatible hardware and smart software ensure extremely efficient performance and maximum cost-effectiveness in the new controller for KUKA industrial robots KR C5.

16 July 2020

KUKA Controller KR C5 offers more possibilities and maximum cost-effectiveness for robotic applications

Compact, high quality and low energy requirements: with the new robot controller for KUKA industrial robots KR C5 and the corresponding KR C5 micro robot controller for small robots, KUKA is raising automated production to a new level. The controller slots seamlessly into existing IT and cloud environments and will gradually support all current applications – while offering considerably more possibilities and even better results. For example, the KR C5 requires less energy than its predecessor and is at the same time significantly more compact.

The controller for KUKA industrial robots KR C5 optimizes automated production.

KUKA Controller KR C5: transforming mere data into valuable information

Thanks to the modular cabinet system, the robot controller for KUKA industrial robots KR C5 hardware is durable and future-proof, and can be expanded entirely as required. The highly integrated and compact control mod-ules are easy to operate and can be linked to various different software products and digital services. Another positive aspect: thanks to the new KUKA.DeviceConnector, the KUKA controller KR C5 can effortlessly provide cloud systems with data – with no need for additional hardware.

The KUKA controller KR C5 for efficient performance and maximum cost-effectiveness .

Being an entirely in-house development, we have been able to achieve a whole new level of integration density and optimization possibilities with the KR C5. The positive effect is demonstrated most clearly in the massive reduction in size of the controllers, but also in the lower energy consumption and increased quality

Dietmar Steidl, Product Owner der KR C5 bei KUKA

Delivered with service-proven KUKA.SystemSoftware

Andreas Knöpfle, Portfolio Manager for the new controller generation, summarizes: “In the coming years, the KR C5 is the new platform in our KUKA automation portfolio. It enables the even more efficient deployment of industrial robots in a wide range of different application fields.” The new KUKA controller KR C5 will be supplied with service-proven KUKA.SystemSoftware (KSS 8.7). Furthermore, there will be a greater variety of controller options for integration into a wide range of production systems. KUKA has already been delivering the KR C5 micro variant of the robot controller since April; in October, this will be followed by the version for robots in the low and high pay-load categories.


KUKA has already been delivering the KRC5 micro robot controller for small robots since April.
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