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KUKA, Germany - IFR-Partner

New Generation - QUANTEC K

KUKA Quantec K robotAt the K trade fair, KUKA Roboter GmbH presented a new generation of shelf-mounted robots - QUANTEC K. With its extensive range of models, comprising 11 basic robot types, the QUANTEC K series ensures that there is a perfectly suited robot for every customer-specific application. For the first time, a single robot family covers the entire high payload range from 90 to 270 kg, with reaches from 2,900 to 3,900 mm.

Automation becomes easy...

The shelf-mounted robots of the QUANTEC K series make automation easier in the plastics industry: with maximum flexibility in the system planning and design phase, reduced conception and design work and greater planning security. With the latest state-of-the-art drive technology and the new KR C4 controller, the QUANTEC K robots achieve up to 25% shorter unloading times and up to 30% less energy consumption.

Compact and light

The shelf-mounted robots of the QUANTEC K series are 12% lighter and therefore much easier to mount on injection molding machines. Axis 2 is located 400 mm further forward, significantly expanding the working envelope forwards and downwards. The shelf-mounted robots are thus ideal for unloading parts from injection molding machines.

Strong and long on reach

The well-thought-out payload and reach intervals of the QUANTEC K series mean that there is an optimally dimensioned robot for every application. The QUANTEC K ultra line, with a payload of 270 kg for a reach of 2,900 mm and a payload of 120 kg for a reach 3,900 mm, is the world's strongest shelf-mounted robot with the highest power density. This robot type is thus the optimal robot even for large components or tools. The QUANTEC K prime line is the perfect robot for any application requiring lower payloads from 90 kg to 210 kg.

Fast and accurate

The lighter components of the QUANTEC series mean a 12% reduction in robot weight. This allows greater dynamic performance and even shorter cycle times. Furthermore, the QUANTEC K robots offer greater stiffness. The new robot series thus impresses with great precision and a pose repeatability of +/- 0.06 mm.


The robots of the QUANTEC series feature the customarily robust KUKA quality. All models have the same hole pattern for the mounting base, the same as that for the previous series, and an identical tool flange on the wrist. The QUANTEC K series is thus 100% compatible with existing cell layouts based on the Series 2000.

The QUANTEC series model range consists of the two following product lines:


  • for payloads from 120 to 270 kg and
  • reaches from 2,900 to 3,900 mm


  • for payloads from 90 to 210 kg and
  • reaches from 2,900 to 3,700 mm



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