World’s strongest robot sets records

Applications that used to require at least two robots, lift stations, or other lifting equipment can now be completed with one Kuka KR 1000 Titan robot from Kuka Robotics. Recently earning a place as the world’s strongest robot in the Guinness Book of Records, the 6-axis robot is said to be the first in the world to have a payload capacity of 1000 kg with a reach of 3200 mm.

08/01/2007


Applications that used to require at least two robots, lift stations, or other lifting equipment can now be completed with one Kuka KR 1000 Titan robot from Kuka Robotics. Recently earning a place as the world’s strongest robot in the Guinness Book of Records, the 6-axis robot is said to be the first in the world to have a payload capacity of 1000 kg with a reach of 3200 mm. It is designed to handle extremely heavy lifting and manipulation applications. Its payload capacity gives production planners speed and saves them valuable floor space.

The heavyweight robot is especially suited for applications in the building materials, automotive, and foundry industries because it is able to move whole car bodies unaided. Equipped with nine motors, the robot delivers the power of a mid-sized car. It features a robust steel base frame and a new drive concept. In axes 1 and 3, two motors feed into a single gear unit while axis 2 is powered by two motors, each with its own gear unit. The Titan can withstand a static torque of 60,000 Newton meters (Nm).

Kuka celebrated the world premiere of its latest product in the historic power plant in Rottweil, Germany, in the presence of customers, journalists, and prominent guests. The guests were not only able to admire the robot, but also worked as a team to help it set the world record by loading weight onto a dumbbell bar until it lifted the 1000 kg mark.

www.kuka.com





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