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KUKA Robotics Corporation Debuts New Technologies at FABTECH 2010
KUKA Robotics Corporation Posted 10/26/2010Discover the latest in welding technology from KUKA Robotics in booth #7363 at FABTECH Atlanta,GA November 2-4th, 2010
Clinton Township, MI / Atlanta, GA – KUKA Robotics to display the latest in robotic welding innovation for the welding and fabricating industry at FABTECH 2010. The latest innovations featured live in-booth welding demos designed and created by Official KUKA Robotics System Partners.
KUKA Robotics will feature a live in-booth welding demonstration showcasing new and innovative welding solutions in cooperation with the KUKA Robotics System Partner Network. Official KUKA Robotics System Partner, ARK Cells , Inc. will be displaying a KR 6 arc in a ST-1 84 Pre Engineered Arc Welding Cell. This cell features an 84 inch reciprocating welding turntable, and is rated at 800lbs capacity per side and can execute a 180 degree rotation in approximately 2.1 seconds. This would place it as one of the fastest cells on the market in this or any turntable class. This cell design is part of a complete line of over 30 different cell types that are now available with the KUKA arc welding robots for the North American customers. The cells are built exclusively by and for KUKA System Partners. They are designed exclusively around the KUKA arc welding robots to take advantage of the inherent power of the KUKA PC robot technology and servo control. The various cell types are suitable for parts as small as 2 ft by 2 ft and as large as 10 ft by 4 foot that weight up to 10,000 lbs. Most designs are available with optional hollow wrist configurations. The cells can be integrated to Fronius, Lincoln Electric, Miller Electric, SKS, and Thermadyne power supplies as the customer chooses. The design targets for these cells are for MAXIMUM QUALITY with MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY.
In a cell designed and supplied by Official KUKA Robotics System Partner UST Technologies the KR 6 will be displayed in a RobUST Series welding cell. The RobUST Series System is a single station, front loading, Servo controlled aluminum welding cell, featuring the KR 6 with a 6kg payload and utilizing a Fronius power supply. Other in booth demonstrations will include a KR60 L45 demonstrating Remote Laser Welding and Cutting technology.
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), 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 2,000 people worldwide. Of these, 1,200 are employed in Germany, either at the KUKA Robot Group headquarters in Augsburg, or at various subsidiaries. In 2008, sales totaled 474 million Euro. Twenty-six 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.