KMR iiwa: autonomous and extremely flexible
KMR stands for KUKA Mobile Robotics. The KMR iiwa is a combination of the sensitive LBR iiwa lightweight robot and a mobile, flexible platform. As the name and the individual components already suggest, the KMR iiwa stands out with its high degree of mobility and flexibility.
Manufacturing processes are changing constantly. This is why mobile robot systems must be very adaptable. Maximum mobility and autonomous working methods optimize your production significantly.
Mobile cleanroom solution for semiconductor manufacturing
The industrial production of wafers requires sensitive, intelligent and clean automation solutions. We offer the KMR iiwa CR specifically for the safe handling of sensitive components such as wafers. The solution consists of a combination of a cleanroom cobot and a mobile platform. The robot's patented gripper is specially designed for safe handling in cleanroom environments. In addition, continuous production is ensured without interrupting battery charging. The mobile solution is based on inductive charging technology so that the platform passes over a charging station during the pick-and-place process and is then charged during the process – without any loss of time.
Technical laser scanners and sensors in the robot arm create a safe environment for human-robot collaboration.
Advantages of the KMR iiwa
Combinable: design your individual turnkey system solution. The modular KMR iiwa system offers numerous combinations of robot technology, mobile platforms and industrial components.
Sensitive: seven special joint torque sensors on each axis of the LBR iiwa lightweight robot make it highly sensitive to its environment. It navigates safely and without protective fencing – external contact will cause it to stop immediately.
Autonomous: thanks to the laser scanners, the mobile platform too can navigate fully autonomously. It monitors its environment. And it reacts immediately if a person or object is in the way.
Agile: specially developed Mecanum wheels allow the mobile platform to move omnidirectionally and execute 360-degree rotations. A wheel consists of several rollers that are each aligned at an angle of 45 degrees relative to the axle. This top-notch maneuverability shortens throughput times and reduces idle times in the manufacturing process.
Precise: the KMR iiwa achieves a positioning accuracy of up to +/- 5 millimeter, even in the tightest spaces.
Intelligent: with KUKA.Navigation Solution, the KMR iiwa can reliably move around obstacles and look for a new route.
Independent: the vehicle and robot are supplied directly with power from Li-ion batteries.
Easy to operate: KUKA Sunrise.OS and Sunrise controller for the vehicle and robot, makes it easy for you to operate and use the KMR iiwa.
Here, the autonomous KMR iiwa robot is supplying parts to a workstation:
The KMR iiwa navigates autonomously and does not require safety fencing.
Solution for autonomous platforms: KUKA.Navigation Solution
KUKA.NavigationSolution is our navigation solution for autonomously navigating vehicles. Whether navigation, control, management or monitoring: our navigation solution covers all mobility requirements.
Using the SLAM method – which is an acronym for Simultaneous Localization And Mapping – the platform is able to pinpoint its location in real time on a map of its environment created from the data of the safety laser scanners and wheel sensors.
The KUKA Sunrise.OS system software is used for the KUKA KMR iiwa. This software is tailor-made to operate lightweight robots and offers functions for programming, planning and configuring lightweight robot applications.