KUKA Robotics Selected By Encobotics To Provide Robots For Standard Welding Cells

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sept. 1, 2005— KUKA Robotics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of industrial robots, today announced it has been selected by Encobotics of Derby, KS to provide robots for the company's standard welding cells. Encobotics has standardized on the KUKA KR 6 Arc robot for its pre-engineered robotic welding cells. Encobotics is a full-service turnkey automation company serving manufacturers in a broad range of industries including automotive, equipment, aerospace and packaging.

"Our welding customers look for value in every capital equipment purchase to remain competitive in their operations," said Joe Campbell, director of strategic alliances for KUKA Robotics Corporation. "Encobotics has raised the bar on standard welding cells, with a feature rich cell at a very cost effective price."

"KUKA Robotics' robot product line gives us world class performance and reliability at an excellent value," said David George, president of Encobotics. "We believe the KUKA robots will be key to delivering that performance and reliability to our welding cells."

The KUKA KR 6 Arc robot offers an attractively-priced robot that is specially optimized for arc welding. The Encobotics welding cell also features a 72 inch diameter servo-controlled turntable integrated into a KUKA KRC2 robot controller. The unit retails at $90,000 and is now available for purchase.

Encobotics was established in 2002 and is a highly regarded turnkey automation integrator. Their products range from standard to custom automation cells designed to meet manufacturer's production challenges. More information on the company and its products can be found on their website at www.encobotics.com.

KUKA Robotics Corporation, with its parent company KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg, Germany, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial robots, with an annual production volume approaching 10,000 units, and an installed base of over 60,000 units. The company's 5 and 6 axis robots range from 3kg to 570kg payloads, and 635mm to 3700mm reach, all controlled from a common PC based controller platform. 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. KUKA robots are found in a multitude of applications including: material handling, machine loading, assembly, packaging, palletizing, welding, bending, joining, and surface finishing. For more information contact KUKA Robotics at 866-873-5852 or visit their website at www.kukarobotics.com.

The KUKA logo is a registered trademark of KUKA Roboter GmbH. KUKA and KUKA KR 6 Arc are trademarks of KUKA Roboter GmbH. All other trademarks are owned by their respective companies.



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