Speed and accuracy are said to be the hallmarks of a new range of Kuka palletising robots, which have been specially designed for use in the food processing and logistics industries.

The new palletising robots, part of Kuka’s new Quantec series, not only offer a choice of payloads of 120, 180 and 240kg, but also have a reach of 3,200mm. They are said to achieve fast stacking times meticulously thanks to a new compact design and use of lighter components.

In addition, the robot arm features a hollow wrist with a 60mm aperture so that all common types of dress packages can be safely routed within the arm’s casing. The hollow wrist design also allows easy access for quick changeovers, making offline programming much simpler and prolonging the service life of the dress package.

Industrial robot supplier Kuka Robotics UK will shortly launch the new Quantec series at a special event where customers will be invited to see some of the new models in action at its Midlands headquarters.

“These new Quantec models successfully address the major challenge of delivering a rapid, robotic palletising operation without compromising on accuracy,” explains Ian Walker, general sales manager at Kuka Robotics UK.

“They are designed to boost productivity and transform cumbersome, time-consuming tasks into nimble, high-performance processes,” he adds.

As well as the new palletising robot range, Kuka Robotics UK will also unveil other products at the open house event such as Kuka’s new KR C4 all-in-one system, which integrates robot, motion, sequence and process control, and its touch screen smartPAD operator panel.

Kuka Robotics UK recently moved to a new 10,300ft2 premises in Wednesbury, West Midlands, which is home to its 18-strong sales, service, training and technical support team.

The company, which has taken over the robot supply business from friction welding machine maker Thompson, is led by managing director Jeff Nowill The new headquarters in Great Western Street include an assembly hall, modern training centre, spares facility and conference room.

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