Cloud Software Provides Real-Time Remote Robot Data Access
Kuka Robotics has launched the Kuka Connect cloud-based software platform enabling customers to access and analyze their robots’ data on any device, anywhere and at any time.
Kuka Robotics has launched the Kuka Connect cloud-based software platform enabling customers to access and analyze their robots’ data on any device, anywhere and at any time. With this visibility, customers can react and respond to information received and optimize their automation processes.
The subscription-based platform that requires no software installation and provides customers immediate access to new features and functionalities. This platform also provides an ecosystem for additional Kuka and third-party apps. Designed specifically for Web and mobile technologies, the platform features a responsive user interface that enables administrative users to construct seamless workflows with easy accessibility to multiple layers of robot data, the company says.
The software 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: condition monitoring; timeline with routine maintenance milestones; robot identification data; controller identification data; specifications; user manual; administrative console; searchable and sortable robot list; and 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; and “4D” robot visualization.
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