This is just the start
With iiQKA.OS and the iiQKA Ecosystem, KUKA is establishing an entirely new and potent way to empower customers to meet the challenges of market demands, delivering it in stages and, expanding it over time for use on all robots KUKA offers and in all applications. By creating the iiQKA Ecosystem and automation community based on the my.kuka customer portal, KUKA offers a powerful, holistic network of providers and customers that makes fast, intuitive and cost-effective robot-based automation available for everyone.
Starting with cobots and specific applications
Perfect human-machine interaction is key to meet the needs of the production of the future, allowing flexible manufacturing in variable batch sizes with utmost efficiency. Collaborative, accessible and sensitive robots such as the LBR iisy
can, work together with production workers – combining human capabilities with the efficiency and precision of machines. For this very reason, KUKA cobots play a key role in the start of the iiQKA Ecosystem
and are one of the core topics that KUKA focuses on together with selected partners and experts when advancing the platform.
Growing the iiQKA Ecosystem
With the iiQKA Ecosystem KUKA works closely with our global network of partners to provide future-proof, scalable and usable automation solutions that enable non-experts to start into automation easily and at the same time improve processes for experts. For both groups of users, as well as for ecosystem providers, the advantages and possibilities will grow just as much as the Ecosystem does. So, iiQKA will offer effective distribution channels for providers, whereas users will profit from coordinated, scalable automation packages.
KUKA wants this new way of creating automation solutions within the iiQKA Ecosystem to expand quickly within a matter of years. Working with providers, the ecosystem will provide a large amount of applications, functionalities and services that will make the broad portfolio of KUKA hardware on which it is based the most flexible and powerful in the world of automation.
When the time comes: migration for existing customer applications
KUKA aims to have every customer benefit from the power of iiQKA.OS. While we start with cobots in relatively simple applications, the new OS and Ecosystem will eventually support all KUKA robots and all applications. When the time comes, and the OS supports it, KUKA will provide assistance to all customers who want to migrate to iiQKA.OS during the rollout and scaling phase. Additionally, smooth migration for existing customers has been considered from the start: the new OS will support KRL, allowing existing customers who have expertise with KSS to smoothly migrate to iiQKA.OS and use existing talent, workflows and code.