KUKA delivers wireless controllers to the masses

Aug 18, 2013

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.

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