New Robot Resists Explosions

Kuka Robotics Corp. says potentially explosive situations are just fine for its new industrial robot.

The Kuka KR 16 EX is a six axes robot with a payload capacity of 16 kg and a reach of 1610 mm. It is designed for use in environments such as paint rooms where fine gases, dust and vapors pose a potential explosion risk. The robot is pressurized and sealed, and meets multiple explosion protection certifications.

"Hazardous industrial environments are a large challenge for manufacturers by increasing labor costs, employee turnover and worker compensation claims," notes Joe Campbell, Kuka Robotics director of strategic alliances.

Kuka Robotics Corp. is the North American subsidiary of Germany's Kuka Roboter Gmbh.

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