Jump in the deep freeze

The KUKA 700kg payload palletising robot is now available in an ‘arctic’ version

Jump in the deep freeze
Jump in the deep freeze

September 16, 2011

The KUKA 700kg payload palletising robot is now available in an ‘Arctic’ version.

KUKA Robotics
Australian rep
Headland says the KR700PA arctic is specially developed for palletising in deep-freeze environments.

"The KR700PA Arctic is unique product," Headland says.

"It reliably palletises frozen products at temperatures as low as – 30 °C without any loss of quality due to temperature fluctuations in the freezer room. The formation of ice on the frozen goods is therefore avoided."

Like its traditional counterpart, the KR700PA Arctic has the largest range of motion of axis 1 in its category, and an enormous horizontal and vertical reach.

High speed by design and the ability to palletise an entire layer, the arctic equipment ensures reliable functioning and protection of all drive units and power cables at these low temperatures with a specifically adapted energy supply system from axis 1 to axis 4.

The arctic robot requires no protective suit or additional heating of the robot arm – this saves procuring extra equipment such as special suits which requires extra maintenance time, and saves on the ever more important energy costs.

"Palletising full loads directly in the freezer avoids additional components such as conveyors out of, and back into the freezer," the company says.

The KR700PA Arctic also comes complete with a hollow wrist for added reliability.

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