Linear kinematic systems from KUKA

KUKA can provide you with an extensive range of versatile linear kinematic systems that you can adapt to your specific automation requirements. Various travel lengths and additional options allow you to interlink work sequences between machines and systems efficiently.

By using linear kinematic systems from KUKA, you can achieve top process efficiency when automatically interlinking work sequences between injection molding machines, machine tools and further processing systems. The linear kinematic systems are therefore ideal for tasks such as automatic loading and unloading, turning and transferring. By combining standard modules, you can also implement Cartesian gantry solutions and two-axis loading and unloading robots.

When you choose KUKA linear kinematic systems, you are opting for versatility: Payload capacities from 16 to 600 kilograms, repeatability of plus/minus 0.1 to 0.3 millimeters and various travel lengths are available. You can flexibly adapt the systems to your requirements by installing rotational external axes and various gripper devices.

Linear kinematic systems in interlinking and handling applications

Linear kinematic systems from KUKA: your advantages

Extensive coverage

Our linear kinematic systems allow you to cover large workspaces – thanks to the outstanding reach of the axes. For example, axis one can achieve a reach of up to 45,000 millimeters.  The reach of axis two ranges from 500 to 2,000 millimeters in some cases, while axis three features a reach of up to 3,000 millimeters.

Small interference contour

The workspace underneath the robot can be used in full apart from the area for the column mounting thanks to the minimized interference contours. This ensures maximum accessibility and increases your flexibility.

Wide selection

Our linear kinematic systems cover an extensive range of applications. They are available in payload capacities of 16 to 600 kilograms on axis three. You will also find various reaches and variants in our portfolio. This opens up a vast range of potential applications.

Wide-ranging expansions

You have the option to expand the linear kinematic systems from KUKA – with large on-board supplementary loads for the transfer and transverse axes. Depending on the size of the robot, the transfer axis can carry up to 1,100 kilograms and the transverse axis up to 375 kilograms.

Linear kinematic systems: technical data

Payload Number of controllable axes Pose repeatability Weight *
RL16 16 kg 3 ± 0.1 mm 305 kg
RL50 50 kg 3 ± 0.1 mm 650 kg
RL80 80 kg 3 ± 0.1 mm 1200 kg
RL130 130 kg 3 ± 0.2 mm 2450 kg
RL300 300 kg 3 ± 0.3 mm 2450 kg
RL600 600 kg 3 ± 0.3 mm 2500 kg

* Each weight specification refers to the basic unit including the smallest travel – excluding travel extension, supports and external robot axes.

Customized linear kinematic systems

Would you like more detailed information about our linear kinematic systems? Or would you like to find out more about special solutions and options for adapting our linear kinematic systems to your specific needs? KUKA has a tailor-made solution for every requirement. Please contact us. We will work with you to find the most suitable system.

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