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Masterful Motion with the KUKA KR 6 Robot

KUKA Robotics is a branch of the larger company, KUKA, which has been innovating welding and other manufacturing solutions for more than 100 years. KUKA has a reputation for building strong robots with fluid motion. The KUKA KR 6 is no exception. This robot is versatile, with a lightweight construction, and it is built to last.


One of the best things about the KR 6 is its ability to maintain smooth motion during its application process. The KR-6 is made of cost effective, lightweight materials, which results in a good dynamic performance and a high resistance to vibration, according to KUKA. This resistance to vibration means more fluid motion during the application and less chance for error, which improves the quality of the application. The joints and gears of the KR6 are also almost virtually free from any backlash, which also gives it smoother motion during operation.

The KUKA KR6 has been built to last. This robot has a 10-15 year service life, on average, with a possibility of longer with regular maintenance and repairs. Since the robot components are straightforward and simply designed, they can easily be replaced and repaired. The entire robot can be replaced with a new unit without any major program corrections, according to KUKA. Also, the axes do not require an oil change until 20,000 operating hours, at the earliest, which cuts down on maintenance costs.

The KUKA KR 6 is a six-axis robot that is able to perform a wide range of point-to-point and continuous-path tasks. Some of these applications include material handling, assembly, bonding, sealing, and material removal. This level of versatility means that the KR6 can be useful to many different manufacturing industries like the automotive, aerospace, and consumer goods industries. The KR 6 can also be mounted to the floor, wall, or ceiling, giving the manufacturer more versatility in the robot system layout.

All of these design details ensure that the KR6 is a reliable robot with fast, smooth motion, and an easy maintenance schedule.

Are you interested in learning more about KUKA KR 6 robot, or other robots in the KUKA line? If so, you should call the sales team at RobotWorx. Our staff will work with you to help you find the best robot system for your facility, application, and budget. Call RobotWorx today at 740-251-4312.

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