World’s strongest robot

The Kuka KR 1000 titan robot from Kuka Robotics has entered the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s strongest robot.

It is the first in the world to have a payload capacity of 1000 kg with a reach of 3200 mm. It is designed to handle extremely heavy lifting and manipulation applications. Its payload capacity gives production planners speed and saves them valuable floor space. The heavyweight robot is especially suited for applications in the building materials, automotive, and foundry industries because it is able to move whole car bodies unaided.

Equipped with nine motors, the robot delivers the power of a mid-sized car. It features a robust steel base frame and a new drive concept. It can withstand a static torque of 60,000 Newton meters (Nm).

The launch, held at Rottweil, Germany, was where the record was set; the guests worked as a team, loading weight onto a dumbbell bar until it lifted the 1000 kg mark.

Control Engineering