KUKA machining cell goes cloud
KUKA is taking the next step towards the production of the future. With the fully automated and networked robotic cell with two integrated Heller machining centers, KUKA connects the analog and digital worlds and brings the Internet of Things to life.
The cell demonstrates how a robot collaborates with two machining centers to produce robot components. For this, a KR 500 L480-3MT robot picks up cast components using pneumatic grippers from Zimmer and presents them to one of the Heller machining centers.
After the components have been drilled and milled, they are deburred in the outer position by the robot and subsequently unloaded. To enable it to feed parts to both machining centers from a total of four supply stations, the robot is installed on the KL 1500-3 linear unit.
In the course of this digitization project, further sensor systems were installed in the machining center. The temperature and cooling time of the tools can now be checked systematically using the Senseforge from Altran.