KUKA Robotics will be showcasing its new line of hollow wrist arc welding robots at FABTECH 2011. The robots, which will be displayed at FABTECH are KR-5HW, KR-16HW and the KR16l8HW.
The KR-5HW comes with a rating of 5 kg and 1423 mm of reach; the KR-16HW with a rating of 16 Kg and 1623 mm of reach and KR-16L8HW with 8 Kg rating and 2011 mm of reach. KUKA has a total of nine robots in the arc welding line, which come with a hollow wrist design. The demo of these robots will be combined with KR-150-2 KUKA material handling robot, which has a rating of 150 Kg. This robot functions as a material handling device in simulated welding applications facilitating the rotary motion of the welding robot arm.
The team of robots in display are capable of supporting a maximum of four robots and one material handling robot simultaneously along with the auxiliary axes and positioners. The package of robots allows a higher degree of accuracy and also facilitates programming of the individual robots with one teach pendant each or with multiple teach pendants for faster programming requirements. In another booth KUKA will be showcasing the KR30L 16 standard wrist robot which has a reach of 3102 mm and a rating of 16 Kg. The demo of this robot will be given along with a Servo Robot Vision Sensor and the KUKA seam tech interface package. The demo of this robot will highlight its multiple pass heavy plate adaptive fill capabilities with weaving options. This robot also provides the capabilities of tracking parts after movement. The combination is particularly useful in extra-large weldments with irregular geometry.