KUKA delivers wireless controllers to the masses

KUKA has helped to increase the productivity and flexibility on the production line with their new KR C4 controller. The KR c4 is a wireless controller that has quick interfacing and can work with a variety of robots. Since the KR C4 controller is wireless, there is less maintenance, less wire to replace and less wire to protect or trip over in the shop.


Wire­less con­trollers are a giv­en in today’s soci­ety – any gamer can tell you that. From the Wii to the Xbox 360 and back around to the Playsta­tion 3, video game con­trollers are all wire­less today. This same tech­nol­o­gy that allows gamers to move around freely as Mario jumps around on the screen is also allows wire­less con­trollers and robots more free­dom and mobility.

In 2007, KUKA intro­duced its first robot con­troller with wire­less capa­bil­i­ties. It was based off the tech­nol­o­gy that made the Nin­ten­do Wii pos­si­ble. As a mat­ter of fact, at the ATX West Expo that year, the robot was con­trolled by a Wii remote and Blue­tooth signal.

It was at that expo that KUKA intro­duced the KR C2 con­troller, a flex­i­ble wire­less robot con­troller that could con­trol a mul­ti­tude of robots in the KUKA line. While the KR C2 was an inno­va­tion, it was just the begin­ning, lead­ing to the newest KUKA wire­less con­trollers, the KR C4 series.

The KR C4 series not only has wire­less capa­bil­i­ties, but it also quick­er inter­fac­ing for safe­ty pur­pos­es. The KR-C4 wire­less con­trollers not only run robots in the KUKA line, but are also com­pat­i­ble with PLCs and CNC machines in the shop, keep­ing the man­u­fac­tur­er from hav­ing to invest in sep­a­rate con­trollers. And, with the lack of wiring, there’s less wire to replace, pro­tect or trip over in the shop, sav­ing man­u­fac­tures time and money.

Robots​.com, a cer­ti­fied inte­gra­tor for KUKA Robot­ics, has access to sev­er­al KUKA robot mod­els and their con­trollers. We have the KR C2, KR C4 and the KR C4 Com­pact avail­able, depend­ing on the needs and avail­able space in your shop. The KR C4 mod­els are able to run almost any 5 and 6 axis robot in the KUKA line. This wire­less con­troller is engi­neered to cut down on wast­ed space, wast­ed equip­ment and wast­ed time.

For more infor­ma­tion on automat­ing with a KUKA robot and wire­less KUKA con­troller, con­tact Robots​.com today online or at 8777626881.

Aug 18, 2013