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KUKA unveils worlds largest and strongest robot

KUKA Robotics Corporation has introduced a record-breaking robot. The KUKA KR 1000 titan 6-axis robot, the world's ...

June 14, 2007   Canadian Plastics

KUKA Robotics Corporation has introduced a record-breaking robot. The KUKA KR 1000 titan 6-axis robot, the world’s largest and strongest robot, has a payload capacity of 1,000 kilograms and a reach of 3200 mm.

The industrial robot is designed to handle extremely heavy lifting and manipulation applications, and is ideally suited for industries requiring a heavyweight robot.

“This new robot can be implemented in applications which until now required at least two robots, lift stations or other lifting equipment, thus saving valuable floor space and increasing efficiency,” said KUKA Robotics Corporation president Stuart Shepherd. “Its payload capacity gives production planners the speed and dynamics they previously only dreamed of.”

The KUKA KR 1000 titan was recently named the world’s strongest robot by the Guinness Book of Records. It has a total of nine motors, and features a steel base frame and a new drive concept. Two motors feed into a single gear unit in axes 1 and 3, and axis 2 is powered by two motors, each with its own gear unit. According to KUKA, the titan can withstand a static torque of 60,000 newton metres.

KUKA Robotics Corporation is a North American subsidiary of KUKA Roboter GmbH, with headquarters in Clinton Township, Mich.


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