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KUKA: Optimized, New linear unit for larger workspace

The KL 2000 linear unit was developed in-house by KUKA and increases the workspace of the robot. Compared with its predecessor, it has 45 percent fewer bedplates, 40 percent fewer anchor rods and 15 percent shorter weld seams. This significantly reduces commissioning work at the customer's plant. The design of the KL 2000 is unique on the market, with motor and gear unit integrated into the carriage for the first time. This reduces the installation space requirements and increases travel by 0.4 m.

Flexible modular system

KUKA offers five linear units in its product range, covering all customer requirements and suitable for robots with payloads from 5 to 1,000 kg. All are characterized by their very high positioning repeatability of max. ±0.02 mm and their flexibility. The modular system of the KL 2000 enables the customer to adapt his automation solution until just before delivery. KUKA linear units can be used to make workspaces significantly larger. They function as external axes, thus dispensing with the need for an additional controller. The KUKA product range covers every environment and every requirement. The spectrum ranges from ceiling-mounted units to the high-speed variant and even linear units with a protective cover. The customer thus has every option available to facilitate decision-making processes.

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