KUKA launches second-generation FORTEC robot

With the new second-generation KR FORTEC, KUKA is launching an all-rounder on the market. Suitable for all handling and welding applications, this new heavy-duty robot is claimed to be more energy-efficient, cost-effective, reliable and dynamic.

The KR FORTEC industrial robot from KUKA is said to deliver greater versatility in a small footprint. With high dynamic performance, it achieves short cycle times – and its compact shape makes it suitable for tasks such as handling and spot welding. The speedy KR FORTEC is said to tackle all this with low energy consumption.

The new KR FORTEC is available now – including with an extended arm that handles loads of 240kg across a reach of 3,700mm. Technically, this heavy-duty robot fits between the KR QUANTEC and KR FORTEC ultra. Cross-model modularization ensures a high transmissibility of robot series components.

“We developed the KR FORTEC to achieve a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and to launch a resource-saving product on the market. The KR FORTEC is up to 700kg lighter than its predecessor,” explains Maximilian Pettkuhn, Portfolio Manager at KUKA. For customers, modularisation means lower costs for spare part storage.

Service-proven KUKA quality

The KR FORTEC stand for reliability, with a long, trouble-free operating time and low maintenance requirements. Optimised accessibility makes maintenance work effortless and quick. The two in-line wrists adopted from the KR QUANTEC and KR FORTEC ultra models are waterproof and dustproof as standard equipment. Beyond that, the KR FORTEC can operate between 0° C-55°C. Several foundry variants are available for harsh and dirty environments.

Greater reach via the linear axis

The working envelope of the KR FORTEC can be expanded with the KL 4000 linear unit – which is modularly adaptable between 1.5m and 30m. A further advantage: the KR QUANTEC also fits on the KL 4000. For cooperation with the KR FORTEC ultra on the same linear unit, the KL 5000 is simply selected. This allows customers to continue to adapt and combine products easily to meet individual requirements.

For more information, please visit https://www.kuka.com/en-gb/products/robotics-systems/industrial-robots/kr-fortec

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