The KR 3 AGILUS: Robotic grippers for Industrial Assembly in the electronics industry

The KR 3 AGILUS is an invention from KUKA's robotic production machines. Its application is for a variety of tasks including sensitive assembly in the electronics industry with high speed and precision.

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01 Dec, 2020

The KR 3 AGILUS is an invention from KUKA's robotic production machines. Its application is for a variety of tasks including sensitive assembly in the electronics industry with high speed and precision. 

The video is a demonstration of the CPU and memory modules assembly on a circuit board using the KR 3 AGILUS mounted on the robot flange and combined with a force torque sensor and gripper. Along side the machine is the CPU tray, memory card tray and PCB for assembly. The manual process of assembly is first exhibited as a reference for the robotic arm. The robotic grippers are specifically molded for the task of carrying and transporting circuit board parts. The custom-fitted grippers start by carefully hovering above the memory modules before collecting and transporting them to its location on the circuit board. 

The automated assembly displays position and force-controlled CPU and memory card installation as well as high speed assembly. An interface with the KUKA Force Torque Control Software can be programmed by the users to detect failure and provide the proper correction. It also has the ability of easy programming through demonstrative teaching.  This can be further configured on the software for better control and precision.

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