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KUKA Collaborative Robot Arms: LBR iisy Cobots

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Country: Germany

Year: 2018


LBR iisy cobots combine slim design, ease of use, & powerful performance, revolutionizing automation with their compact yet versatile nature

Status: Commercially available

Operation: Autonomous, Teleoperation, Collaborative

Robot Type / Domain: Multi/General-Purpose, Industrial

Tasks: Handling, Assembly, Palletizing/Packaging, Measuring/Inspection, Loading...

Whimsical Intro (by addoobot)

What happens when cobots start running? While they may not transform into the sleek model shown in the image overnight, they do shed weight, slim down, and occupy a smaller footprint. They will also move around faster, which is a plus. Say hello to KUKA's LBR iisy cobots!

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Introduction to LBR iisy

The LBR iisy cobots by KUKA are highly versatile, dextrous, intuitive to operate, and safe around humans. These benefits don't come at the cost of speed. In fact, there is the added advantage of operating at the speed of traditional industrial robots! Another noticeable benefit of these cobots is that they are designed to be easy to set up and prepare for use in a production environment.

Applications and Use Cases of LBR iisy Cobots

Due to their ease of use and programming as well as their ability to quickly integrate into existing production environments, the LBR iisy cobots are suitable for being deployed quickly across various industries and businesses including small and medium-sized businesses.

The applications that these cobots are most suitable for include pick-and-place (loading, unloading, palletizing, material handling, etc.), assembly, packaging, as well as tasks involving measurements and inspections. These cobots have low weight, high speed, and compact design that enable them to perform exceptionally well for such applications.

What Makes LBR iisy Cobots Special

In addition to the features discussed above, what makes these cobots special is their simplicity - after easy setup and preparation, the robots can be taught using manual guidance or programmed without the need for prior programming knowledge. Thus, the cobots are ready to be used swiftly and hence can be deployed for mass production as well where the manufacturing environment may change often.

Other Features and Benefits of LBR iisy Cobots

In addition to ease of use and safe collaborative operation, the LBR iisy Cobots offer other attractive benefits such as easy and fast tool changes or task changes. Additionally, these cobots are a cost-effective automation solution suitable for small and medium-sized companies. Their slim design, large working radius, high joint speed, and small footprint further enhance their appeal.

Products Within KUKA's LBR iisy Cobot Family

  • LBR iisy 3 R760: Max. payload of 3.34 kg and a max. reach of 760 mm
  • LBR iisy 6 R1300: Max. payload of 6.9 kg and a max. reach of 1300 mm
  • LBR iisy 8 R930: Max. payload of 9.6 kg and a max. reach of 930 mm
  • LBR iisy 11 R1300: Max. payload of 11.72 kg and a max. reach of 1300 mm
  • LBR iisy 15 R930: Max. payload of 16.41 kg and a max. reach of 930 mm

Human-Robot Collaboration: Safety First

When humans and machines work together, safety becomes paramount. Due to the use of advanced sensors, the LBR iisy Cobots are sensitive to the slightest of contact and can swiftly detect collisions. Hence, these cobots will respond immediately to provide a safe operation at all times. This safety is backed by certified collision protection. In addition, collaborative workspaces can be created for human-robot collaboration using individual intervention zones determined through risk analysis.

Brief History

KUKA introduced the LBR iisy cobots in 2018 following the success of LBR iiwa cobots. The LBR iisy cobots were designed with ease of setup and operation in mind, and as such, they have an intuitive user interface that enables rapid deployment in various production settings. They are also notable for their versatility and ability to quickly integrate into existing systems.

Technical Specifications (best specs out of all products)

Max. Reach: 1300 mm

Max. Reach: 51.181 in

Payload: 15 kg

Payload: 33.069 lbs

Max. Payload: 16.41 kg

Max. Payload: 36.178 lbs

Pose Repeatability: ± 0.05 mm

Pose Repeatability: ± 0.002 in

Weight: 22.8 kg

Weight: 50.265 lbs

Battery Operated? No, Tethered

Arm Type: Articulated, Collaborative

Number of Axes: 6 DoF

IP Rating: IP54

Mounting: Floor, Ceiling, Wall, Any desired angle

Footprint: N/A

Operating Temperature: 0 ℃ to 45 ℃

Operating Temperature: 32.000 ℉ to 113.000 ℉

Motion Range: A1: ±185° • A2: -230° / 50° • A3: ±150° • A4: ±180° • A5: ±110° • A6: ±220°

Speed with rated payload: A1: 200 °/s • A2: 200 °/s • A3: 200 °/s • A4: 230 °/s • A5: 260 °/s • A6: 430 °/s

Ambient temperature during storage and transport: -25 °C to 70 °C (248 K to 343 K)

Controller & Computing: KR C5 micro

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Comment by addoobot - Our Perspective

KUKA is a company based in Germany that has been creating robot arms since 1970s and they have a long-standing reputation for being one of the best and leaders in this field. Thus, we are confident that the impressive features of the LBR iisy cobots (lightweight, high speed, highly versatile, etc.) are backed by utmost quality and reliability.

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The LBR iisy cobots are indeed slim and look nice, but we like their counterpart (LBR iiwa cobots) more when it comes to how adorable and visually appealing they are. Comment below if you disagree.

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