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agilus for milling?
« on: November 09, 2018, 10:17:37 PM »
hi,
for those out there with good milling experience.
i want to buy the smallest kuka -ideally an agilus kr6 r900- that is able to mill hard wood such as teak.
can anybody tell me if that is a good idea? do i need to go with a higher payload? what would be the minimum? i don't really mind about the size of working envelope.   
thanks, best
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Re: agilus for milling?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2018, 05:11:36 PM »
Hello,

We did plenty of milling projects with an Agilus, though never with teak.
I'd say the limit is mostly the weight of the tool, we used a Kress 1050 spindle on it. So I'd look around on the net if anyone has used that or a similar spindle with teak.

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Johannes

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Re: agilus for milling?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 07:25:17 PM »
many thanks johannes. we'll most probably go with a kr10 r1100 and a simple spindle to start with. so all good.
all the best
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Re: agilus for milling?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2018, 03:16:40 PM »
Sounds good!
If you order a new Agilus, note that there's a new version around that looks a bit differently.
So you'll need to decide between the risk of being an early adopter and the appeal of having the most recent version ;)

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Re: agilus for milling?
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2018, 09:42:54 AM »
We have a highspeed watercooled spindle attached to a KR6 Agilus sixx R900 and it machines all nonferrous materials exquisitely. You need to do a little math to check loads on the bot. You'll need the KUKA CNC module if you want to do serious 3D work, it can look far ahead (150 points) and load massive files (millions of points), its not cheap almost 50% of what the bot costs, but KRL is limited to 5 CPs and/or JPs and you'll be loading files via Workvisual forever... or generating small CAM files forever.

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Re: agilus for milling?
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2018, 01:57:59 PM »
werk5 is totally right, just one remark: Don't update the entire WorkVisual project to copy new KRL files, simply use a USB stick (in Expert user group) or network file share and then copy it to your robot directory through the file brwoser.
You can add the KUKA.CNC software also afterwards, though KUKA usually gives you a better price if you buy it with the robot.
KUKA|prc can export code for both regular KRL and KUKA.CNC.

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Re: agilus for milling?
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2018, 01:57:20 PM »
thanks guys
johannes, regarding the appeal of a having the latest agilus version...well i guess my wallet will have to decide that :).
werk5, will keep in mind your input and quote the kuka cnc module. again it will be decided by budget. many thanks.
we're based in colombia, they are offering a kr6 agilus sixx r900 that they have used for fairs. will do a couple of tests on it with KUKA prc before deciding.
all the best
diego