KUKA introduces KUKA Connect robotics software platform at IMTS


KUKA announced its cloud-based software platform, KUKA Connect, at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago.

Using the KUKA Connect platform, customers can access and analyze their robots’ data on any device, anywhere at any time.

Built on open global standards, KUKA Connect 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 access to new features and functionalities. This platform also enables an ecosystem of additional KUKA and third-party apps designed to enhance the overall KUKA Connect experience.

Designed with the customer in mind, KUKA Connect’s user experience was created with the  goal of providing a customizable experience for each individual user. Leveraging the latest web and mobile technologies, KUKA Connect features a user interface that allows administrative users to construct workflows with accessibility to multiple layers of robot data.

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

KUKA Connect Lite

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

KUKA Connect Plus offers customers additional features and 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


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