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When the work takes care of itself - Schüco RX LOAD 500

Together, the AF 500 CNC machine and the state-of-the-art KUKA robot technology, Quantec Ultra, form a processing unit with autonomous loading and unloading capabilities. For your metal fabrication business, this means greater precision, faster speed, better dynamics and, above all, improved efficiency.

With this combination of a CNC machine and innovative robot technology from KUKA, the first step towards automation in fabrication is being made through robotics. Autonomous loading and unloading, fully automated cutting, and controlled processing of profiles make the RX LOAD 500 robot cell an essential component for your fabrication outfit. It optimises and speeds up the fabrication process. Delays can therefore be overcome and the entire production line can be harmonised.


The RX LOAD 500 alleviates the workload for anyone carrying out physically demanding and time-consuming tasks, like loading the CNC machine. This gives qualified employees more capacity for complex, quality assurance tasks, for example, in installation.


It is also possible to switch between manual and safe automatic operation at any time. In front of the machine is a moveable rack with space for up to 24 bars – for storing profiles and finished components. The rack can be removed extremely quickly, turning the automated machine back into an original AF 500 CNC machine.




"What does the manufacturing look like in the future? The RX LOAD 500 is our answer to questions caused by demographic change and a shortage of skilled workers. When loading and unloading is taken over by a robot, the employee no longer has to handle the unwieldy long goods and his wealth of experience can be used elsewhere."

Dipl.-Ing. Olaf Pantel, Head of Fabrication Products, Schüco International KG

Technical data for the RX LOAD 500

Profile dimensions:

200 x 140 mm

Processing speed:

200 m/Minute 

Profile rotation of 180° for second clamping position:

 7

Load capacity gripper:       

28 kg

Profile rotation of 180° for second clamping position:

Yes, automatic

FAQ on new Schüco RX LOAD 500

Can the robot be easily retrofitted to an AF 500?

Can the robot be easily retrofitted to an AF 500?

The robot cell can be easily retrofitted to an existing AF 500 CNC machine. The integrated control unit of the AF 500 simply requires an additional module called “Run My Robot”. The automated machine is very easy to use and only one piece of application software is needed: Schüco CAM. The upgrade also includes a safety fence which extends the small space required by the AF 500 by a minimal amount and thereby ensures risk-free automatic operation.




How do you load the rack?

How do you load the rack?

The Schüco software SchüCam generates a loading list stating which profile is in which compartment. Your employees load the rack manually according to this list.

Can the robot also be combined with other CNC machines?

Can the robot also be combined with other CNC machines?

This solution has been specifically developed for and tailored to the Schüco AF 500. It is not compatible with other CNC machines.

When is the robot available?

When is the robot available?

From fall 2021, the robots can be ordered from your Schüco representative for retrofitting or in combination with a new AF 500.

Is it possible to see the robots up close and in action?

Is it possible to see the robots up close and in action?

From spring 2021, the robots can be viewed in Wertingen and from autumn 2021 in Bielefeld as well. Contact your Schüco representative to arrange this.

Do you have any further questions about innovative robot technology?

Do you have any further questions about innovative robot technology?

Send us an e-mail to: robotic@schueco.com

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