Robot manufacturer Kuka has released a new autonomous mobile robot (AMR) designed for intralogistics applications.
The company says the new KMP 600-S design is a ‘compact powerhouse’ and that it meets high safety requirements, which is important for AMRs used in industrial settings.
According to Kuka, the machine can also move at up to two metres per second and can safely operate using laser scanners and 3D object detection, which allow it to detect obstacles from 50mm (1.9in) to 2.1m (82.6in) above the ground.
What’s more, the Kuka KMP 600-S diffDrive mobile platform is equipped with a new automated guided vehicle system, including high-speed support for production intralogistics and a payload of up to 600kg (1,322lbs).
The bot was designed to suit the everyday environment of industrial production, with Kuka claiming its IP 54 design enables it to work reliably even in adverse conditions and to handle challenges such as water spray and dust.
Jakob Brandl, portfolio manager at Kuka, said: “Safety is a central concern for us.
“That’s why the KMP 600-S diffDrive uses eight safety zones at both the front and rear – customisable for vehicle speeds and specific applications.”
Kuka added that users can link the KMP 600-S diffDrive to a wide variety of workstations for precise load-handling options.
The bots have a total operating time of around eight hours and require a two-hour recharge period.