New KR 6 SCARA Robot Offers Each/Radius Options of 500 and 700 mm

Press Release Summary:

  • Provides 6-kg payload and positions at repeatability of +/- .02 mm
  • Includes KUKA smartPAD teach pendant, robot controller and data cables
  • Ideal for electronics applications as well as offers Z-axis stroke of 200 mm

Original Press Release:

New KUKA KR 6 SCARA Robot Boosts Electronics Production

New KUKA KR 6 SCARA Robot Boosts Electronics Production

Sterling Heights, Mich., April 8, 2021 - To meet the growing automation needs of the electronics industry, among others, KUKA Robotics Corporation introduces its new KR 6 SCARA robot that further expands the company's robust product portfolio. The new 4-axis robot is faster and lighter than traditional smaller 6-axis robots to provide manufacturers ease of use and significant increases in production speed.

For electronics applications, the new KR 6 provides a 6-kg payload and positions at a repeatability of +/-.02 mm. It offers reach/radius options of 500 and 700 mm, and Z-axis stroke of 200 mm.

For maximum acceleration and velocity, KUKA's optimal motion planning software calculates and sets the correct motion path to ensure that all the robot's axes can finish moving simultaneously at the desired point in space. In electronics applications, there is little need for changes in part orientation, so necessary robot moves are up, down and inserting. It is for this reason that the KR 6 is simple and easy to use, as well as light weight and extremely fast.

In addition to the KR 6 robot, the system includes a KUKA smartPAD teach pendant, robot controller and motor and data cables.

The new KR 6 is backed by KUKA's expert service and support for training, complete system engineering and simulation, readily available spare parts, robot refurbishment and more. All of which are easily accessible through the site, and KUKA maintains corporate offices and production operations, along with integration partner facilities, conveniently located throughout North America to provide responsive customer service and support.


KUKA is a global automation corporation with sales of around 2.6 billion euro and roughly 14,000 employees. The company is headquartered in Augsburg, Germany. As one of the world's leading suppliers of intelligent automation solutions, KUKA offers customers everything they need from a single source: from robots and cells to fully automated systems and their networking in markets such as automotive, electronics, metal & plastic, consumer goods, e-commerce/retail and healthcare. (12.31.2020)

Kaile Hodgens
Marketing Development Specialist
KUKA Robotics Corporation
T +1 586-465-8856

Chuck Bates
Vice President
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