Plasmatreat and KUKA become system partners
Integrating technologies at the interface and automating processes in a flexible yet simpler way. This is what the plasma systems engineer Plasmatreat GmbH (Steinhagen, Germany) and the industrial robot manufacturer and systems engineer KUKA AG (Augsburg, Germany) aim to achieve with their system partnership.
KUKA has developed the ready2_activate application specifically for Plasmatreat technology. This automated, modular platform can be used with all standardised pretreatment processes based on Openair plasma jet technology without the need for time-consuming preparation. Robots from the KR AGILUS range ensure uniform cleaning, activation or nanocoating of the material surface across the entire working range of a plasma cell. The high-precision motion sequence and respective plasma process are controlled by processors in close communication. The standardised and intuitive user interface makes it easy to programme the process. The high-performance, flexible interfaces between the plasma cell and an external machine control unit ensure perfect integration into an overall system or line. At the same time, all plasma parameters are reliably recorded and logged.
The system integration platform for KUKA robots enables PT to offer an automation solution for integrating plasma surface treatment and industrial application know-how into production processes in a simple, standardised manner. From now on it will also be possible to order robots with additional hardware and software with shorter delivery times. The commissioning process has also been improved.