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KUKA Robotics will feature the full line of hollow wrist arc welding robots working together in an innovative fabricating robotic solution. Robots shown in this demo will be the KR-5HW rated at 5 Kg with 1423 mm (56 inches) of reach, the KR-16HW rated at 16 Kg with 1623 mm (63.9 inches) of reach, the KR-16L8HW rated at 8 KG with 2011 mm (79.2 inches) of reach. These robots are part of the overall arc welding line of 9 arc welding arms with conventional and hollow wrist designs. These powerful performers will be coupled with a KR-150-2 KUKA material handling robot rated at 150Kg in a simulated welding application where the material handling robot will position and rotate the part while the welding robots weld simultaneously. All four of these robots will be coordinated with KUKA RoboTeam for arc welding applications. Robot Team supports up to 4 robots and a material handling robot at one time with auxiliary axes and positioners. The optional KUKA RoboTeam package allows a high path accuracy better than .3 mm and allows individual robots to be programed with one teach pendant or with multiple teach pendants for faster programing. Advanced error handling is also standard.

KUKA Robotics is pleased to announce collaborative efforts with ESAB Welding and Cutting in Florence, South Carolina. ESAB is one of the world’s largest and most skilled manufacturers of welding and cutting equipment and welding filler metals. "The establishment of our relationship with ESAB is important for KUKA Robotics to support the growth of the robotic welding business in the United States, and an exciting collaboration to bring world-class robotic welding technologies to the market," said James Cooper, Vice President Sales & Marketing KUKA Robotics US. ESAB will showcase the new Swift Arc AL Series pre-engineered welding solution featuring a KR16 L8 HW and KR5 Arc in booth# N-3922 / N-4122.

Other demonstrations on the show floor designed and supplied by Official KUKA Robotics System Partners will include: IPG Photonics featuring a New KR AGILUS laser cutting cell and a KR 60 remote laser welding cell (booth# N-3931) and Arc Specialties featuring a KR16 (booth# N1610) showcasing a total of 5 additional robotic technology demonstrations on the show floor.

The KUKA Robotics System Partner network is designed to mutually benefit each organization’s users by extending the way customers can acquire tailored solutions with the major competitive and technological advantage of high precision KUKA robots. The KUKA Robotics System Partner Network includes experienced OEM machine builders, system providers, application specialists and expert robot integrators.

KUKA Robotics Corporation along with KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg Germany (part of the KUKA Aktiengesellschaft group of worldwide companies), ranks among the world's leading suppliers of industrial robots and material handling vehicles. Core competencies include the development, production, and sale of industrial robots, controllers, software, linear units, and omniMove™ omni-directional motion platforms. KUKA robots are utilized in a diverse range of industries including the appliance, automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, logistics, food, pharmaceutical, medical, foundry and plastics industries as well as multiple applications including material handling, machine loading, assembly, packaging, palletizing, welding, bending, joining, and surface finishing. KUKA robots range from 5kg to 1300kg payloads, and 635mm to 3900mm reach, all controlled from a common PC based controller platform. KUKA Robot Group employs about 2750 people worldwide. In 2011, sales totaled 616,3 million Euro. 25 subsidiaries provide a presence in the major markets of Europe, America and Asia.

For more information, visit: www.kuka-robotics.com/usa/en or www.fabtechexpo.com

KUKA Robotics Corporation, a subsidiary of KUKA Roboter GmbH, one of the world's leading suppliers of industrial robots, is pleased to announce the opening of their new North American headquarters building in Shelby Township, Michigan, USA.

The new facility is home to KUKA Robotics’ USA-based sales, applications, project engineering, service, parts, training and administrative staff, plus North American business leadership personnel. Half of the building is dedicated to “hands-on” experiences with the latest robotics technologies, products, and training. Stocks of robots and parts are also on-hand to meet ever increasing pressure for fast delivery.

KUKA Robotics’ Vice President – Sales and Marketing, James Cooper, states, “The location is well suited to KUKA’s robot expanded business and market needs to offer in-depth local support of products and services to KUKA’s growing customer base. We continue to expand our staff to provide sales, service and engineering support for our customers. Our focus is to make sure customers, both machine integrators and end-users, are provided an opportunity to learn about the latest advances in robotic technology and show them how we can help improve manufacturing productivity.”

KUKA Robotics’ CEO and Area Manager, Stu Shepherd, states: “The new Shelby Township facility is the second and largest of four buildings planned by KUKA Robotics opening in North America in between the third quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012 to extend KUKA’s reach and customer support. The two remaining facilities include a replacement building for the operations in Mexico City, and a new branch location in California.”

KUKA Robotics core competencies include the development, production, and sale of industrial robots, controllers, software, linear units, and omniMove™ omni-directional motion platforms. KUKA robots range from 5kg to 1300kg payloads, and 635mm to 3900mm reach, all controlled from a common PC based controller platform and are utilized in a diverse range of industries including the appliance, automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, entertainment, logistics, food, pharmaceutical, medical, foundry and plastics industries as well as multiple applications including carbon fiber lay-up, material handling, machine loading, assembly, packaging, palletizing, welding, bending, joining, and surface finishing.

KUKA Robotics is the market leader in Germany and Europe, and number three in the world. The KUKA Robot Group employs about 2,100 people worldwide. In 2010, sales of the Robot Group totaled 435,7 million Euro. Twenty-five subsidiaries provide a presence in the major markets of Europe, the Americas and Asia.

KUKA Robotics Corporation along with KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg Germany (part of the KUKA Aktiengesellschaft group of worldwide companies), ranks among the world's leading suppliers of industrial robots and material handling vehicles. Core competencies include the development, production, and sale of industrial robots, controllers, software, linear units, and omniMove™ omni-directional motion platforms. KUKA robots are utilized in a diverse range of industries including the appliance, automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, logistics, food, pharmaceutical, medical, foundry and plastics industries as well as multiple applications including material handling, machine loading, assembly, packaging, palletizing, welding, bending, joining, and surface finishing. KUKA robots range from 5kg to 1300kg payloads, and 635mm to 3900mm reach, all controlled from a common PC based controller platform. KUKA is the market leader in Germany and Europe, and number three in the world. The KUKA Robot Group employs about 2,350 people worldwide. In 2010, sales totaled 435,7 million Euro. Twenty-five subsidiaries provide a presence in the major markets of Europe, the Americas and Asia.

For more information, visit: www.kukarobotics.com

Friday, 30 December 2011 08:21

KUKA Robotics Canada Opens New Facility

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KUKA Robotics Canada, a subsidiary of KUKA Roboter GmbH, one of the world's leading suppliers of industrial robots, is pleased to announce the opening of their facility in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

The facility is home to KUKA Robotics Canada’s sales, applications, service and engineering staff to support customers in reviewing applications and applying robotics technologies to improve productivity and quality while reducing costs and ergonomic related injuries. The fully equipped facility includes spare parts, training, and a demonstration area to provide customers with an opportunity for “hands on” experiences with the latest technologies and products. The location is in the heart of one of the largest corporate and industrial sectors in Canada, also home to many major international companies. Five major highways within 10 km and Toronto’s Pearson International Airport within minutes ensure KUKA Robotics can provide quick access to its customers and major markets throughout Canada. KUKA Robotics Canada’s President, Chris Claringbold, states, “The location is well suited to KUKA’s needs, allowing our Canadian Team to offer greater support of products and services to KUKA’s growing customer base. We continue to expand our staff to provide sales, service and engineering support for our customers both in the English and French languages. Our focus is to make sure our customers, both machine integrators and end-users, are provided an opportunity to learn about the latest advances in robotic technology and show them how we can help improve manufacturing productivity. We want to help Canadian manufacturers remain competitive and profitable in Canada.”

KUKA Robotics Canada Ltd, with its parent company, KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg, (a member of the KUKA Aktiengesellschaft) ranks among the world’s leading suppliers of industrial robots. Core competencies are the development, production and sale of industrial robots, controllers and software. The company is the market leader in Germany and Europe, and the number three in the world. The KUKA Robot Group employs about 2350 people worldwide. In 2010, sales totaled 435, 7 million Euro. 25 subsidiaries provide a presence in the major markets of Europe, America and Asia.

For more information, visit: www.kukarobotics.com

KUKA Robotics to demonstrate the innovative LWR lightweight robotic technology, in addition to an economical small footprint palletizing solution designed and supplied by Official KUKA Robotics System Partner Automated Motion, Inc. at Automate 2011, the solutions-based showcase of automation technologies in North America. Formerly the International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show, Automate now demonstrates the full spectrum of automation technologies and solutions for a broad array of industries.

KUKA Robotics will showcase the LWR 4+, a lightweight robot with 7 axis, 7kg payload capacity that weighs in at 16kg in total unit weight, demonstrating demanding assembly tasks that require utmost precision, and a sensitive but powerful touch. It comes amazingly close to the motion sequences of the human arm. Through force-controlled surface following the operator can manually guide the robot to different positions in the workspace while controlling and teaching the LWR using the very simple user interface.

In a demonstration cell designed and provided by Official KUKA Robotics System Partner Automated Motion, Inc. a KR 100 PA will be utilized in the innovative and small footprint P3 Palletizing Cube. The P3 Palletizing Cube is an economical, articulated arm-based palletizing solution that arrives pre-assembled and occupies a very small footprint. Suitable for case, carton, pail and bag palletizing applications, the P3 provides a wide range of opportunities. Featuring a KUKA KR100 PA robot with pick speeds up to 20 picks per minute and payloads up to 100kg. The system is customizable with multiple end of arm tooling options, as well as optional slip sheet placement, automatic pallet dispensing / discharge, and extended height pallet loads. The P3 Palletizing Cube is KUKA KRC 2 controlled and allows for quick change-over of multiple products using the operator interface. Shipping virtually complete, the P3 requires less than 2 hours to set-up. The base frame and small footprint allows the P3 to be quickly and easily relocated throughout any manufacturing facility. In a small material handling cell, KUKA Robotics will showcase a KR5 sixx utilizing an ATI tool changer handling an Apple iPad.

Outside the KUKA Robotics booth #360, KUKA robots on the Automate show floor will be a KR 150 demonstrating KUKA.SafeHandling, a hand guided collaborative robot application, also featuring KUKA.SafeOperation with safety rated soft axis, space limiting, speed monitoring and motioned stop located in the RIA Robot Standards booth #1160. KUKA KR 100-2PA will be featured in the SAS booth # 919.

The KUKA Robotics System Partner network is designed to mutually benefit each organization’s users by extending the way customers can acquire tailored solutions with the major competitive and technological advantage of high precision KUKA robots. The KUKA Robotics System Partner Network includes experienced OEM machine builders, system providers, application specialists and expert robot integrators.

For more information visit: www.KUKArobotics.com

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