Logistics & Material Handling
Kuka KS PULSE pallet-based transport system
April 13, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Apr. 13, 2017 – KS PULSE (Propulsion Using Linear Synchronous Energy), the pallet-based transport system for automated assembly lines in body-in-white production from Kuka Systems, promises to quickly and safely move various body components through the individual workstations while reducing non-productive times and downtimes.
According to the company, KS PULSE is ideal for high-volume production systems. The main element of the transport system is a carrier. Using various transport platforms, called skids, the carrier transports the individual body components through the assembly line. The carriers are moved through the process stations of the system by means of linear synchronous motors. Kuka says the system features low susceptibility to faults thanks to a very small number of moving parts; as well, the high transport velocity and flexibility are further advantages of KS PULSE.