Four controllers in a single system
The KR C4 concept is revolutionary. For the first time, Robot and Motion Control are seamlessly and interactively integrated with control processes for PLC, CNC and Safety. With simple and flexible robot programming via inline forms and new Spline motion programming, KR C4-based automation solutions are superior in every way. Furthermore, the KR C4 features intelligent, flexible and scalable application potential.
High-end PLC support
The high-end SoftPLC option allows full access to the entire controller I/O system and has a high runtime performance. It allows the I/O handling of the robot, a complete robot cell or line of robots. In addition, variables such as axis positions or velocities can be read and processed via function blocks.
More performance in CNC machining
The KUKA.CNC control option enables direct programming and operation of KUKA robots via G-code. It can process even the most complex programs from CAD/CAM systems and provides utmost accuracy due to CNC path planning. This hugely simplifies the integration of robots into an existing CNC environment. Thanks to the increasing number of robot-specific functions in upstream CAD/CAM systems, the robot can play a direct role in machining processes.
Fully integrated safety controller
The KR C4 seamlessly integrates the complete safety controller into the control system without proprietary hardware. Safety functions and safety-oriented communication are implemented via Ethernet-based protocols. The safety concept uses multi-core technology and enables the dual-channel operation required for safety applications.
Global compatibility with the KR C4
No matter where in the world high-performance control systems are required: KR C4 is the answer. The controller works reliably with different mains voltages and types, even in extreme cold, heat or humidity. It speaks 25 languages – including the major Asian ones – and meets all globally relevant ISO and US standards.
Superior in each and every form: the KR C4 variants
With five variants, the KR C4 can be optimally integrated into your automation environment. Requirements for stackability, protection against dust, humidity and other influences can thus be taken into account.