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Cloud-Based Software Platform Introduced



KUKA has announced its new cloud-based software platform KUKA Connect. Using the KUKA Connect platform, customers can access and analyze their robots' data on any device, anywhere at any time.

"KUKA Connect provides the proper foundation and building blocks for instant access to important data and characteristics of KUKA robots," said Andy Chang, Director of Product Marketing Americas, KUKA. "Through the KUKA Connect platform, customers can focus to bring products to market faster, adapt to regulatory requirements, increase efficiency and rapidly innovate."

Built on open global standards, KUKA Connect securely leverages cloud computing technologies and big data analytics to provide customers maximum visibility into their connected KUKA robots. With this visibility, customers are able to react and respond to information received and optimize their automation process.

KUKA Connect is a subscription-based platform that requires zero software installation and provides customers immediate access to new features and functionalities. This platform also enables an ecosystem of additional KUKA and third-party apps that can enhance the overall KUKA Connect experience.

"Designed with the customer in mind, KUKA Connect's user experience was created with the goal of providing an easy-to-use, easy-to-navigate and customizable experience for each individual user," said a company spokesperson. "Leveraging the latest web and mobile technologies, KUKA Connect features a responsive user interface that allows administrative users to construct seamless workflows with easy accessibility to multiple layers of robot data."

KUKA Connect is offered in two tiers of service: KUKA Connect Lite and KUKA Connect Plus.

KUKA Connect Lite is a cloud-based software that provides customers the following features for supported functionality of KUKA robots, including:

  • Condition monitoring
  • Timeline with routine maintenance milestones
  • Robot Identification data
  • Controller identification data
  • Specifications
  • User manual
  • Administrative console
  • Searchable and sortable robot list
  • Language support for English, German and Chinese.

KUKA Connect Plus offers customers additional features and full accessibility of the KUKA Connect platform for supported functionality of KUKA robots. These features include:

  • Real-time robot state notifications
  • Real-time fault notifications
  • Exportable data reports
  • Enhanced timeline with real-time faults
  • Comprehensive event log
  • 4-D visualization of robot.

For more information contact:

KUKA Robotics Corporation

51870 Shelby Parkway

Shelby Township, MI 48315-1787

866-873-5852

kukainfo@kukarobotics.com

www.kukarobotics.com

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