We make the use of custom robot mechanisms easier. Our control solution combines classic machine control with full-fledged robot control on a single platform. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience with robotic motion in highly diverse applications, we can offer you a future-proof automation solution that makes your specific mechanisms ready for operation quickly and easily. Our customers are among the top manufacturers of application-optimized robot mechanisms. A broad spectrum of mobile and stationary HMI solutions as well as fully integrated safety technology make it possible to implement highly diverse applications.
Our goal is your perfect robot – we assist you and stay by your side from the first idea to the final product.
Your benefits at a glance
Faster time-to-market for your application
Standards compliance through continuous development
Clock-synchronized integration of the robotics into the machine control system
Broad range of robots that have already been integrated
Services that support your development work
Hardware & software fit together perfectly
A single control system runs up to 16 robots that are clock-synchronized with your machine logic. KeMotion makes this possible: This high-performance platform combines the robotics kernel, PLC + motion, control + drives, safety technology and HMI.
The communication between hardware, software, machine and robot happens directly and in real time. In the control system, intelligent algorithms provide high-precision, path-accurate motion at the physical limit.
You decide which KeMotion functions are useful for you, and which you ones you prefer to develop yourself. The modular software platform allows you to pick and choose whatever works best for you.
Basic functions like field bus interfaces, IOS system, signaling system, safety technology or user management are conveniently available from our platform.
You integrate your know-how quickly and easily in KeMotion. This saves time, money and effort.
By the way: By investing in KeMotion, you are investing in your future at the same time. We expand and integrate standards and new functions with every new version. These become immediately available to you with every update. And the expanded networking with Industry 4.0-enabled devices is already built in. A large number of standardized interfaces help you on your path to digitization.
KeMotion is the future-proof automation solution for robots and machines - either as a turnkey, ready-to-use system or as a highly customizable system tailored to your individual needs. Our experts are by your side from the first idea to your solution.
Quick and easy to use with robots and machines
Leadership through high-end technology functions
KeMotion turns robots into a fixed component of the machine. It has never been this easy: One or multiple robot kinematics – clock-synchronized with a machine without additional latency times or communication drivers – can be controlled using drag&drop in the familiar tool landscape.
KeMotion combines the PLC, motion, robotics, drive technology, safety technology and the HMI in a single compact system.
We can assist you in the development of your own robot kinematics or draw on a broad range of robot mechanisms from our partners.
Your complete solution for machine and robot automation
Realize projects more quickly and easily with turnkey robotics. The user-friendly tool set contains more than 30 predefined robot types. Before commissioning, use the 3D simulation to optimize your robots and your robot cell.
Parameterizing instead of programming
4 x faster commissioning with wizards and templates: Tools for robots are easy to integrate; workspaces, blocked zones and signal zones can be freely defined and then created. Use a convenient wizard to program your palletizing pattern.
Know the future
While traveling along the planned path, a preview precedes the actual robot. This allows KeMotion to compute the optimal dynamic trajectory on a specific path and respond early to deviations.
Fast and precise
The dynamic moment model is the modeled image of the real robot. It takes into account the mass, inertia, elasticity and friction of individual components and guarantees precision even with the fastest robotic movements.
Flexible and individualized: Integrate your know-how
Decide for yourself which KEBA functions you wish to use, and which functions you prefer to develop yourself. The modular software platform provides developers with a broad range of options for integrating their own know-how into the control system. This allows you to protect your know-how and re-use existing expertise.
You can use ready-made basic functions like field bus interfaces, IO system, signaling system, security or user management that are conveniently available from our platform. Then you import your own know-how, for example about your process. This saves time and money, which you can then invest in the solutions themselves – to help you stand out in the market.
3 of many benefits
You receive a future-proof, continuously expanding and maintained platform.
All technology functions can be accessed from the platform if needed. You decide which software functions you wish to develop yourself.
We take care of updated standards. This means that you can fully focus on the details of your application solutions.
Open Linux-based control solution:
The best of two worlds
Faster access to new markets: Standardized interfaces facilitate the integration of your technologies into our system. Combine your know-how with our technology modules.
HMI: Ready-made, expandable & flexible
KeMotion provides a ready-made expandable visualization framework. Use this framework or our API: in any programming language, for any operation device and independent of the platform.
How can we ensure the safety of people who interact with the robot? We have been concerned with safe robotics for years.
Our safety solution today complies with the TS 15066 machinery directive. We added a framework to our robotics kernel that contains all functionality needed to implement safe human-robot interaction or human-robot collaboration. In particular with regard to HRI applications, issues like safe standstill, distance monitoring, power limitation and force limitation or manual guiding play an important role. We can offer a broad range of options in this area.
In addition, we are seeing very promising results in our pilot projects in the field of high-payload robotics. These confirm our approach to solving the future of human-robot interaction with a delicate touch.
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HRI solution for heavy payloads
In the field of high-payload robotics, customers will be looking for solutions that allow the direct collaboration of humans and robots without any protective fences getting in the way. However, this will require new approaches to safety
Build your own cobots
You see potential for a collaborative application? We will assist you. Our robot control system masters every kinematic move and provides additional know-how, a Linux platform as well as the matching HMI. Safety is included!
To achieve valuable time savings during project planning and commissioning, KeMotion offers technology packages for packaging and welding applications. They save money and add high-end technology to your application: For example, the productivity of a packaging system with clocked conveyor belts can be increased by more than 25%.
The tried-and-tested solution for diverse applications and processes:
Grinding • Bending • Painting • Welding • Pick & place • Palletizing • Handling • CNC • Wafer handling • Gluing • Robotics service • Textile printing • Die casting • Plastics • and many more
Creating the perfect packaging machine in record time
KeMotion provides for the simple, fast and precise controlling of the processes used in the packaging industry such as pick & place, palletizing robots, top loaders, dividers, cartoning machines or layer palletizers. With our 3D simulation tools, you can already see in the project planning stage what the actual system will be able to do later.
The robotics solution for exact welding
Use our turnkey welding app to configure, operate and monitor your welding processes. We offer a broad range of weld patterns, and our 6D Smart Touch function can compensate mechanical deviations as well as tolerances of the shape or position of the workpiece.
Hardware and software for robotics
The goal is to make the realization of projects easy and fast. Short times in development, application-optimized machine design as well as quick and easy commissioning are the basic requirements of mechanical engineering firms.
Control and drive system
Robotics, PLC and motion are combined in a single controller. This creates many benefits, such as a simplified system design and a standardized programming interface.
Wizards and templates: Making life as easy as possible for our users is a principle embodied in the KEBA motto “parameterization instead of programming”.
This makes it easier to implement modifications.
Faster implementation of safety-relevant requirements: It includes a safety CPU with software that allows the safe operation of machines and robots in compliance with the current standards and directives.
Robotics as well as PLC and motion are combined in a single controller, creating many benefits for the integration of robots:
Simplified system design
Cabling requirements are greatly reduced
Interfaces between PLC, motion and robot control are eliminated
Perfectly synchronized system clock and program sequences
Powerful CODESYS 3.5 PLC programmable based on IEC 61131-3
Full-fledged machine control with PLCopen Motion function blocks and standard modules
One single standardized programming interface for PLC, motion and robotics
Our customers trust us
Understanding our customers’ world and their challenges – that is our commitment. We are among the leading automation experts in many industries today because we understand our customers’ processes and requirements in great detail. And it is precisely this understanding that forms the basis for successful and long-lasting partnerships.]>
Take a look at the company and the production at KEBA.
1/5 KeMotion: A turnkey controller for all robots
2/5 KeMotion: Open platform for robot controllers
3/5 KeMotion: Strong robot performance example Autonox24
4/5 Safety control combines safety logic and drive monitoring in a single device
5/5 Unique combination of motion control, safety control and high-end robot control