As one of the world´s leading suppliers of intelligent automation solutions, KUKA offers its customers everything they need from a single source: from the core component robot to cells and fully automated systems.
KUKA completely integrated ISG-kernel into its robot control KR C4. And so with the options "KUKA.CNC" und "KUKA.PLC Multiprog MCFB" they extended their functionality with high end CNC and Motion Control functions.
With KUKA.CNC, a NC controller kernel has been completely integrated on a KR C4 for the first time, making it possible to run NC programs directly on the KUKA KR C4 controller. NC programs, programmed offline using a CAD/CAM system, can be processed without prior conversion as KRL programs (KUKA Robot Language) and executed with the robot.
Option "KUKA.PLC Multiprog MCFB"
The MCFB (Motion Control Function Blocks) functionality enables the control of external robot axes and KMC axes under the control of the Soft-PLC. In the PLC the motion blocks are provided by a "PLCopen"-compliant library of function blocks. With this option, KUKA adds real Motion Control functionality to the KRC and KMC controllers, opening up a multitude of new applications.