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Industrie 4.0 bij KUKA

Industrie 4.0 at KUKA

Industrie 4.0 will have the same disruptive consequences for industrial production as the Internet has had for communication. That is why, for some years now, KUKA has been pushing back the frontiers in the future-oriented fields of human-robot collaboration (Cobotics) and mobility. Mobile cobots already respond intelligently to their surroundings and are suitable for universal operation. The robotic coworker is reality at KUKA.

KUKA robots: “Industrie-4.0-ready”

In addition to the functions of normal industrial robots, the next generation of intelligent machines is endowed with all the capabilities that characterize cyber-physical systems in the Internet of Things. Moreover, they incorporate additional intelligence, enabling them to control their motions with greater precision, for example. KUKA calls robots with these capabilities “Industrie-4.0-ready”. 

The vision behind the next industrial revolution networks humans and machines in production and requires maximum flexibility of systems. For many years now, KUKA has been working on realizing this vision – and is at the heart of the action: intelligent machines, such as cobots and platforms that only distantly resemble our image of industrial robots, already exist. They collaborate directly with humans, or they are mobile, or they combine both of these capabilities. And they use knowledge from the cloud.

KMR iiwa in operation in KUKA’s production shops

The KMR iiwa mobile platform demonstrates Industrie 4.0 in KUKA’s production shops.

Mobile robotics at KUKA

In Industrie 4.0, intelligent, mobile units act independently. Robots on mobile platforms move around autonomously and find their destination by themselves. They align themselves with the workpiece with millimeter precision, or they simply invert conventional sequences: for example, the robot moves to the workpiece rather than the other way round.

Mobile automation solutions, such as the KMP omniMove from KUKA, permit unrestricted maneuverability in every direction and enable the robot to rotate about its own axis. The vehicle can be navigated freely via its omnidirectional wheels, without re-orienting the wheels, and steered by remote control in any direction, even in the tightest of spaces. The logistics area required is up to 50 percent less than for conventionally-steered wheels.

The KMP omniMove vehicles for internal logistics effortlessly lift payloads from 100 kilograms to 100 tonnes. With ten different vehicle variants, they offer numerous customer-specific options packages for different requirements, including autonomous navigation and fleet management.

KUKA cobots: HRC with the LBR iiwa and LBR iisy

In addition to the functions of normal industrial robots, the next generation of intelligent machines, such as LBR iiwa and LBR iisy are endowed with capabilities that greatly improve the speed and ease of which tasks can be automated. Moreover, they incorporate additional intelligence, enabling them to control their motions with greater precision, for example. KUKA calls robots with these capabilities “Industrie-4.0-ready”. 

*The LBR iisy is available in the iiQKA Pre-Launch Package for a small number of customers starting at the end of 2021 and scaling in availability during 2022. Please check our iiQKA Journey page for more information 

The vision behind the next industrial revolution networks humans and machines in production and requires maximum flexibility of systems. For many years now, KUKA has been working on realizing this vision – and is at the heart of the action: intelligent machines, such as cobots and platforms that only distantly resemble our image of industrial robots, already exist. They collaborate directly with humans, or they are mobile, or they combine both of these capabilities. And they use knowledge from the cloud.

Industrie 4.0 bij KUKA: met de LBR iiwa is een directe samenwerking tussen robot en mens mogelijk.

Mobility meets human-robot collaboration

One major addition to Industrie 4.0 is mobile cobots: these robots respond intelligently to their surroundings and are also able to move around autonomously.

The KUKA spectrum of mobile cobots ranges from lightweight robots that can be moved manually, such as LBR iiwa and LBR iisy to autonomously navigating systems, such as the KMR iiwa. This new generation of mobile robotics has a wide range of applications: mobile robots already perform logistics tasks autonomously and work directly together with humans. Even deployment in offices or service departments is conceivable.

Mobile cobots suitable for industrial applications, such as the KUKA KMR iiwa, are breaking down the existing boundaries for robotics in the production environment. They are equipped with SLAM navigation, dispensing with the need for static floor markings, induction loops and magnets for defining the paths. The robots independently draft maps of their surroundings and share this knowledge with other units in the fleet. This results in a networked, shared “motion and route plan” that allows the coordinated execution of all robot motions.

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