A GEARFOX Success Story

A Small-Sized, Big Success Story: GEARFOX and KUKA KL 100


Small robot, big impact! The KR AGILUS series with the new KL 100 linear unit from renowned robot specialist KUKA sets new standards in speed, precision and manufacturing quality in the most limited spaces. And right at the heart of the development and optimization of the drive train: our GEARFOX developer software.

GEARFOX: Always the perfect solution for each application.

The highest demands on dynamics and positioning accuracy: A high-grade efficient, extremely compact gearbox was needed for the new KUKA KL 100 linear unit. GEARFOX was used to incorporate all the relevant operating conditions and all the design variations of the robot family into the calculation. Also, the thermal balance of the gearbox was part of the testing procedure. Furthermore, using GEARFOX, the next smaller and next bigger gearbox variants were calculated and tested – with the result that the selected DynaGear, in addition to the required durability, also had enough power reserves and offered the most advantages in terms of dynamics and costs. Thanks to GEARFOX, KUKA was already certain even before permanent testing began that the DynaGear gearbox would fulfill all requirements in terms of dynamics, thermal stability and durability to their entire satisfaction.