Robots in the foundry
With their heat-, corrosion-, alkali- and acid-resistant coating, KUKA Foundry robots are optimally equipped for the harsh working environments in the foundry and forging industry.
The robot’s Foundry wrist with corrosion-resistant V2A materials is dustproof, waterproof and certified with protection rating IP67
Robots need to meet a number of requirements for the new, innovative casting processes: a surface that is resistant to heat, corrosion, alkalis and acid is essential, as are special seals on the motor and gear unit flanges. The Foundry wrists of the KUKA robots hold gripper tooling made of heat-resistant special steel and are provided with a white-aluminum special paint finish. This makes even higher heat resistance possible in this especially critical area.
The robot wrist and in-line wrist are provided with redundant safety through sealing air and high-quality Viton seals with thermal and chemical resistance.
Large product pallet: KUKA foundry robot for payloads from 3 to 1,300 kg can do almost anything.
All the robots in the KUKA robot family, both large and small, are characterized by their high performance, robustness and energy efficiency. Whether standard, shelf-mounted or heavy-duty robots, which can be used even more flexibly thanks to the floor or ceiling mounting options, there is a suitable KUKA robot for every task and every production variant.
The product range is rounded out with gantry units and linear units which are also suitable for floor or pedestal mounting. Thanks to long travel distances and high torque, they expand the periphery of the robot and thus enormously increase its reach and efficiency. Special covers ensure necessary protection in harsh industrial environments.
The KR AGILUS series with unparalleled performance at the highest of speeds is also available as a waterproof variant with protection rating IP 67.
Payload from 16 to 120 kg.
The highly practical, tried-and-tested KR 30/60 F series is ideally adapted to the requirements of foundry applications.
Strong, flexible, agile: KR FORTEC series is the perfect choice for handling heavy parts. With an unparalleled range of models for payloads up to 600 kilograms.
Payload from 750 to 1300 kg.
The KR 1000 titan F series – with a payload of up to 1,300 kilograms and a reach of up to 6.5 meters – enables the precise handling of XL workpieces such as large engine blocks.