Low Payload with Power – The KUKA KR16 Robot

Nov 9, 2015

The KUKA KR 16 robot can handle a variety of material handling, material removal, dispensing, and welding needs. The KR16 robot from KUKA can outcompete any human worker, bringing speeds and flexibility across the globe. If you are interested in integrating an automation system on your production line, contact Robots.com representatives today.


There are many dif­fer­ent appli­ca­tions that do not require that a robot has an abun­dance of strength, but man­u­fac­tur­ers still want the robots they use to be pow­er­ful and quick. That is why KUKA devel­oped an entire line of low pay­load robots to han­dle a vari­ety of mate­r­i­al han­dling, mate­r­i­al removal, dis­pens­ing, and weld­ing needs. One of these robots is the KUKA KR16.

At first glance, the light­weight frame of the KR16 may not evoke a sense of pow­er for a man­u­fac­tur­er. How­ev­er, once the robot is inte­grat­ed into their facil­i­ty, their minds may quick­ly change. The cycle times of the KR16 far out­weigh any­thing that a human work­er could do, espe­cial­ly over the course of an entire shift. For exam­ple, from start to fin­ish, the cycle time for a KUKA KR 16 bin pick­ing robot is 12 sec­onds. That includes the image acqui­si­tion, 3D recog­ni­tion, grip­ping of the part, and plac­ing of the part. While a human work­er may be able to start off a shift at 12 sec­onds per cycle, they def­i­nite­ly would not be able to keep that high speed through­out the day. The KR-16 has no prob­lem keep­ing up the pace. 

This lev­el of pow­er and speed means that 2,400 parts could be picked in one 8‑hour shift. That lev­el of speed improves the over­all pro­duc­tion rates through­out the line, allow­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers to pick more parts per hour than ever before. This could mean that man­u­fac­tur­ers are able to take on more orders, effec­tive­ly grow­ing their busi­ness­es after switch­ing from man­u­al labor to robot­ics, while also cut­ting labor costs along the way. 

Are you inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about the low pay­load KUKA KR16 robot and the ben­e­fits it could pro­vide you and your com­pa­ny? Then you should call Robots​.com, a cer­ti­fied inte­gra­tor for KUKA Robot­ics. Our staff will work with you to help you find the best robot­ic sys­tem for your com­pa­ny and application. 

For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact Robots​.com today online or at 8777626881.

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