KUKA charging assistant carla_connect

Automated and convenient charging of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles at the touch of a button – with the KUKA charging assistant carla_connect.

Forgot to plug in the charging cable? Not with the automated KUKA charging assistant carla_connect.

Comfortable charging at the touch of a button with the KUKA charging assistant carla_connect.

Push the button: This is how comfortable charging of electric vehicles works.

Home automation reaches the next level with the KUKA charging assistant carla_connect. This charging robot can be operated easily via a mobile app. Simply park the electric vehicle in the garage and start the charging process via the mobile app. The KUKA charging assistant carla_connect then reliably and automatically charges your electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The charging process can even be carried out fully automatically for appropriately-equipped vehicles.

  • User-friendly interface via mobile app

    Handling of the KUKA charging assistant easily via mobile app

    For vehicles that are equipped with an automated charging flap, the plugging and charging process is even carried out fully automatically. For This, the electric vehicle only needs to be parked in the garage - by the driver or autonomously. Charging is then carried out fully automatically by the charging assistant carla_connect.

  • Intelligent position detection via camera

    Camera system for exact position detection of the charging flap

    The camera system integrated in the KUKA charging assistant carla_connect detects the exact position of the charging flap on the electric vehicle, thus ensuring maximum precision during the plugging process.

  • AC/DC charging

    AC/DC charging

    The KUKA charging assistant carla_connect is compatible with conventional home electrics and is available in different versions - depending on the area of application and charging capacity.

  • Integrated robotic control in the robot arm

    Integrated robot control in the KUKA charging assistant carla_connect

    A single-board computer integrated in the robot arm controls the KUKA carla_connect charging assistant.

  • Safe system and low overall depth

    carla_connect is also ideal for installations in cramped parking situations due to its safe system and low overall depth.

    Limited space in your private garage? No problem! The safe KUKA charging assistant carla_connect with its low overall depth is ideally suitable for the integration in cramped parking situations. Thanks to the safe design and integrated drive trains, no additional safety technology is required in the KUKA carla_connect charging assistant.

  • Robust kinematics for conductive charging

    The KUKA charging assistant carla_connect uses loss-free conductive charging technology

    With its robust kinematics, the stationary and user-friendly KUKA charging assistant carla_connect is ideally suitable for conductive charging. Moreover it is suitable for private, public and industrial use. The wallbox is integrated in the housing of the carla_connect.

    The charging solution is compatible with the already established charging infrastructure and enables loss-free charging compared with, for example, inductive charging technologies. carla_connect thus saves electricity and ensures faster charging.

     

  • Maximum flexibility and reach

    Vertical axes and axes in the robot arm provide maximum flexibility for any electric vehicle model

    The KUKA charging assistant carla_connect can be configured individually and easily for each electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle model. In addition, the vertical axis and the axes in the robot arm of carla_connect offer maximum flexibility and reach.

Automation solutions from KUKA – the key to flexible production

As one of the world’s leading automation specialists, KUKA has set itself the goal of supporting manufacturing companies in the holistic optimization of their value creation by providing comprehensive automation and digitization know-how.

We offer our customers the full range of products and services from a single source: from the core component – the robot – to manufacturing cells, turnkey systems and networked production with the aid of cloud-based IT tools.

  • Intuitive handling

    At the touch of a button, the KUKA charging assistant carla_connect can be conveniently operated via a mobile app.

  • Software

    From routine sequences to dynamically varying production processes: smart software additionally supports and optimizes the automation of your production.

    Support your production processes with the appropriate software
  • Manufacturing cells

    Specific production requirements demand specific manufacturing cells. KUKA offers you intelligent, process- and customer-oriented cells – as individual as possible, as standardized as necessary.

    Find out more about KUKA manufacturing cells
  • Manufacturing cells

    Specific production requirements demand specific manufacturing cells. KUKA offers you intelligent, process- and customer-oriented cells – as individual as possible, as standardized as necessary.

    Find out more about KUKA manufacturing cells

Why should I charge automatically? Because it's simple and convenient.

The KUKA charging assistant carla_connect automatically charges electric vehicles - whether in private, industrial or public areas.

What and where do you like to charge?

Whether vehicles for private or industrial use or for the transportation of passengers: carla_connect is available in different product variants, depending on the area of application and charging capacity requirements.

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Research cooperation for visionary charging solution

In a long-term and intensive research collaboration, KUKA and the Volkswagen Group jointly developed the innovative and automated KUKA charging solution carla_connect in several development steps. The Volkswagen Group and KUKA presented their joint research into charging solutions at Automatica 2018 with Volkswagen's first autonomous driving concept car "SEDRIC"

The KUKA charging assistant – as a mobile and stationary charging solution – charges the autonomous driving concept car "SEDRIC" from Volkswagen at Automatica 2018.

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