The new KR QUANTEC: our champion goes digital

Powerful as a table tennis player, as precise as a fencer and as fast as a sprinter: the new generation of the KR QUANTEC is here, the most successful KUKA robot to date. But what makes him our champion?


Do you know why the German city of Siegen is a special place when it comes to the KR QUANTEC? Right, there is a KUKA sales office in Siegen, from where lots of KR QUANTEC robots are sold to companies in the west of Germany. And there is one more thing they have in common. Siegen has over 100,000 inhabitants – and similarly often the KR QUANTEC has been sold to KUKA customers in various industries since its market launch in 2010. The first second-generation KR QUANTECs have been delivered since April. Four aspects making the robot our champion:

 1.      All-round talent: Whether welding in the automotive industry, palletizing in the consumer goods industry or handling in the machine tool sector – the KR QUANTEC is an all-round talent and is used in all possible industries, even in medical technology.

 2.      Flexible machine: The KR QUANTEC has the largest payload and reach portfolio on the market in the high payload class. The new generation of the robot even allows an upgrade of the payload in the field. This makes it not only a versatile machine, but also a particularly flexible one.

 3.      Hardware to software: The new KR QUANTEC will be the first industrial robot in the world to feature digital plug-in motion modes – software add-ons that can be easily activated and optimize the movement of the robot for certain production processes. In Dynamic Mode, for example, the KR QUANTEC works as fast as a sprinter, in Path Mode as precisely as a fencer. A special hardware is not necessary for this adaptation. Everything is done via the software – practically at the push of a button.

 4.      Best-in-class TCO: The KR QUANTEC is unbeatable in terms of total cost of ownership in the high payload class. A Mean Time Between Failure of 400,000 operating hours, a technical availability of 99.999 percent or the reduction of repair time by 50 and maintenance time by 75 percent make the KR QUANTEC a machine that runs and runs and runs…


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