A titan in the children's room
For now it was time for automation. The way he did it has the potential to become a little Rosenbauer legend: Together with his son, an “enthusiastic Lego technology builder”, he sat down in the children’s room and made a design out of Lego, a Kuka robot model and a few small pallets, which became the basis for the first sketches. And which is amazingly close to the actual implementation.
It was also clear relatively quickly that it would be a Kuka robot. In his search for a robot that could move pallets weighing up to 900 kilograms in a confined space and at the same time have a reach of several meters, Michael Schöftner very soon ended up at the KR titan, Kuka’s largest model. The KR titan 1000 is the first six-axis heavy-duty robot with open kinematics and payloads of up to 1,300 kg.