KUKA Robotics Corporation Displays Innovative Robotic Solutions at Automate 2011

Discover New Lightweight Robotic Technology, Small Footprint Palletizing Solutions, and Safe Operations in Booth #360.

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich & CHICAGO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 15, 2011KUKA 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.

the LWR 4+, a lightweight robot with 7 axis, 7kg payload capacity that weighs in at 16kg in total un ...

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. (Photo: Business Wire)

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.

About the KUKA Robot Group

KUKA Robotics Corporation along with KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg Germany (part of the KUKA Aktiengesellschaft group of worldwide companies), rank 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 2,000 people worldwide. Of these, 1,100 are employed in Germany, either at the KUKA Robot Group headquarters in Augsburg, or at various subsidiaries. In 2009, sales totaled 330,5 million Euro. Twenty-five subsidiaries provide a presence in the major markets of Europe, the Americas and Asia. For more information contact KUKA Robotics at 866-873-5852 or visit their website at www.KUKArobotics.com.

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Rebecca Markel, 586-465-8855
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Clinton Township, MI 48036
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