By using linear kinematic systems from KUKA, you can achieve top process efficiency when automatically interlinking work sequences between injection molding machines, machine tools and further processing systems. The linear kinematic systems are therefore ideal for tasks such as automatic loading and unloading, turning and transferring. By combining standard modules, you can also implement Cartesian gantry solutions and two-axis loading and unloading robots.
When you choose KUKA linear kinematic systems, you are opting for versatility: Payload capacities from 16 to 600 kilograms, repeatability of plus/minus 0.1 to 0.3 millimeters and various travel lengths are available. You can flexibly adapt the systems to your requirements by installing rotational external axes and various gripper devices.
Linear kinematic systems from KUKA: your advantages
Our linear kinematic systems allow you to cover large workspaces – thanks to the outstanding reach of the axes. For example, axis one can achieve a reach of up to 45,000 millimeters. The reach of axis two ranges from 500 to 2,000 millimeters in some cases, while axis three features a reach of up to 3,000 millimeters.
Small interference contour
The workspace underneath the robot can be used in full apart from the area for the column mounting thanks to the minimized interference contours. This ensures maximum accessibility and increases your flexibility.
Our linear kinematic systems cover an extensive range of applications. They are available in payload capacities of 16 to 600 kilograms on axis three. You will also find various reaches and variants in our portfolio. This opens up a vast range of potential applications.
You have the option to expand the linear kinematic systems from KUKA – with large on-board supplementary loads for the transfer and transverse axes. Depending on the size of the robot, the transfer axis can carry up to 1,100 kilograms and the transverse axis up to 375 kilograms.
Linear kinematic systems: technical data
* Each weight specification refers to the basic unit including the smallest travel – excluding travel extension, supports and external robot axes.
|Number of controllable axes ||Pose repeatability ||Weight * |
|RL16 ||16 kg ||3 ||± 0.1 mm ||305 kg |
|RL16-13 ||16 kg ||3 ||± 0.1 mm ||285 kg |
|RL16-TEL ||16 kg ||3 ||± 0.1 mm ||305 kg |
|RL26 ||26 kg ||3 ||± 0.1 mm ||500 kg |
|RL26-13 ||26 kg ||3 ||± 0.1 mm ||465 kg |
|RL50 ||50 kg ||3 ||± 0.1 mm ||650 kg |
|RL80 ||80 kg ||3 ||± 0.1 mm ||1200 kg |
|RL80-13 ||80 kg ||3 ||± 0.1 mm ||1120 kg |
|RL130 ||130 kg ||3 ||± 0.2 mm ||2450 kg |
|RL130P ||130 kg ||3 ||± 0.3 mm ||2260 kg |
|RL300 ||300 kg ||3 ||± 0.3 mm ||2450 kg |
|RL300P ||300 kg ||3 ||± 0.3 mm ||2260 kg |
|RL600 ||600 kg ||3 ||± 0.3 mm ||2500 kg |
Customized linear kinematic systems
Would you like more detailed information about our linear kinematic systems? Or would you like to find out more about special solutions and options for adapting our linear kinematic systems to your specific needs? KUKA has a tailor-made solution for every requirement. Please contact us. We will work with you to find the most suitable system.