New KUKA robotic technology guarantees the highest hygiene standards
The food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries impose special requirements on robotics. The new KUKA “Hygienic Oil” (HO) portfolio and “Hygienic Machine” (HM) variants are designed to avoid potential contamination and comply with the highest hygiene requirements.
January 13, 2022
FDA-compliant NSF H1 lubricants in all axes
The wide range of Hygienic Oil (HO) robots suits many applications in the secondary sector.
KUKA’s new HO portfolio has been available since the beginning of 2021. “The HO industrial robots meet the hygiene requirements of Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and DIN ISO 14159,” explained KUKA Portfolio Manager Dieter Rothenfußer. “They are equipped with certified NSF H1 lubricants in all axes, including the energy supply systems. Maintenance intervals are identical to those of our standard robots.”
The modern lighter gray design of this robotics portfolio makes it particularly easy to detect contamination on the machine. With these measures, KUKA meets the increased safety standards in the secondary sector – and is the only worldwide supplier with this broad portfolio. Hygienic Oil (HO) robots also offer application potential beyond food-industry processing and packaging, for processing of solid or dry products such as chocolate or baked goods.
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Easy-to-clean hygienic design
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We want to continue expanding the KR DELTA offering for rapid pick and place tasks, especially in the packaging sector. This also applies to corresponding variants of our KR SCARA robots.