KUKA has highlighted its KMR Cybertech – in particular how it provides automated mobility to a Waybo machine tending cell.
KUKA has also featured a Waybo mobile collaborative cart solution that incorporated an LBR iisy cobot.
The Waybo series of pre-engineered compact machine tending cells are for small and medium job shops that want to automate CNC machines for high-mix/low-volume manufacturing applications.
The KMR Cybertech utilizes a KUKA KMP 1500, an omnidirectional mobile platform that navigates autonomously and flexibly. Combined with the latest KUKA controller, it provides modular, versatile and mobile production. This intelligent, autonomous vehicle supplies materials to robots and machines when needed. The KMP 1500 makes flexible production possible and integrates seamlessly into manufacturing operations.
KUKA says the KR Cybertech family of industrial robots represents the world’s largest range of models in the low payload category with the greatest power density. They are designed to support space-saving cell concepts such as Waybo’s. KUKA says they provide top performance for low follow-up costs.
The compact Waybo cells are easy to install, can be moved from one machine tool to another and are simple to set up for the next batch of products. Because they can run autonomously for many hours – into night shift hours – they offer positive return on investment. The two models currently available – PartNR and CyberDrawers – can load and unload any new or existing CNC lathe or milling machine. The robot can also perform additional tasks, such as marking, inspection, washing, etc.
The KUKA LBR iisy used on the Waybo collaborative mobile cart offers versatility and can be operated by anyone from an automation expert to a cobotics newcomer. Featuring various operator levels, the user-friendly system adapts to the corresponding level of user knowledge.