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Join KUKA in Driving the Future at its Metal & Arc TechCenter Grand Opening
KUKA Robotics Corporation Posted 11/17/2017
On Nov. 29-30 KUKA’s Metal & Arc TechCenter grand opening will feature thirteen live robotic automation demonstrations, tours of the new TechCenter and presentations on the latest technology.
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – KUKA Robotics Corp. is hosting the grand opening of its new Metal & Arc TechCenter on Nov. 29 and 30 at its Shelby Township, Mich. headquarters. The new TechCenter allows engineers to test new technologies and customized solutions without causing any disruption to their own facilities. KUKA also offers training to up and coming robotic technicians on its equipment, to help with the skilled trades’ shortage.
What: KUKA Metal & Arc TechCenter Grand Opening
The event will showcase thirteen live robot demonstrations highlighting KUKA’s KORE Carts for education, KUKA mobile platforms and Metal & Arc pre-configured robotic packages, as well as human-robot collaboration.
Learn about the latest technologies and see how KUKA’s robotic automation solutions can help solve engineering challenges and achieve company objectives.
Where: KUKA Robotics Corporation
51870 Shelby Parkway
Shelby Township, Mich. 48315
Who: Companies looking to automate manufacturing processes or learn more about the latest in robotic technology.
Date & Time: Wednesday, Nov. 29:
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 30:
8 a.m. – noon
KUKA Robotics will offer four 30-minute presentations on the following topics both days:
- Mobile Robotics and Mobile platforms featuring the KUKA KMR iiwa
- Ready2_use Packages from KUKA
- KUKA Connect and IoT
- Pre-Engineered Systems
Industry leading technology providers will also participate in the event including:
- ABICOR BINZEL – Total Torch Technology and innovative welding accessories that enhance welding workmanship and effectiveness
- ARO Welding Technologies – Specialists in resistance welding technology
- ATI Industrial Automation – Robotic End Effectors and Automation Tooling
- Centerline – Expert in fastener and spot welding technology
- Fronius – Welding systems and solar solutions
- Lincoln Electric – Manufacturer of welding products, arc welding equipment, welding consumables, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment and robotic welding systems
- Miller – Manufacturer of arc welding and cutting equipment designed for manufacturing, fabrication, construction, aviation, motorsports, education, agriculture and marine applications
- Tolomatic – Supplier of electrical linear actuators and electric linear motion control and pneumatic actuators and cylinders
KUKA Robot Demonstration Cells
KUKA KORE Carts – Robotic Education for STEM programs
KUKA will demonstrate its ready2_educate KORE Welding Cart and its ready2_educate KORE Cart to show its partners, customers and the local community colleges how to incorporate Certificate based robot education on KUKA products into their STEM, Ad-vanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics programs. Students have the opportunity to learn basic robot programming and operations skills on the same robots and control technology that is utilized in a variety of industries.
KUKA Mobile Platform & Robotics with KUKA KMR iiwa and KMP 1500
Freeing industrial robots from their floor mounts results in more flexibility and functionality. The KMR iiwa from KUKA is a combination of the collaborative LBR iiwa robot and KMP mobile platform featuring our unique mecanum wheels with nearly infinite degrees of 2D freedom and sub-millimeter accuracy. Fully autonomous and safe navigation is possible thanks to laser scanning and live-mapping, with immediate collision avoidance.
With the combination of KUKA and the expertise of Miller, the ready2_arc Miller meets the increasing complexity and customer demands in a wide variety of industries such as Tier one automotive and general industry. The ready2_arc Miller utilizes the KUKA KR CYBERTECH nano and KR CYBERTECH arc nano generation robots with Miller Auto-Continuum 350 and 500. This ready2_use package provides the needed performance for all typical welding tasks – thin to thick sheet carbon steel, aluminum or special welding modes for root pass, narrow gap or deep penetration welding seams.
The new KUKA ready2_spot allows customers to quickly and easily implement spot welding applications for joining steel and aluminum parts. With the ready2_spot application, KUKA is the only robot supplier offering an economical automation solution with KUKA.ServoGun SW for high quality results. This enables maximum process quality and simplifies the programming of spot welding applications with servo guns.
KUKA Arc Cell
KUKA Industries will be showcasing its welding expertise with a new arc welding solution and pre-engineered system. The new KUKA Arc Cell can be implemented with no impact on production. KUKA offers complete training, tooling design, complete onsite cell implementation and installation support along with project management services. Utilizing the KUKA CYBERTECH nano generation robots, the Arc Cell offers maximum production volume while consistently producing quality and quantity day after day.
Teach by Hand demonstration with KUKA LBR iiwa
Attendees will be able to teach a robot rather than program it. Once the robot is taught by lead-through motions, attendees can watch as the operation is immediately transformed into a robot program – demonstrating human-robot collaboration.
KUKA Metal & Arc TechCenter
The KUKA TechCenter features the KRY CYBERTECH arc family of robots along with the latest in welding power supplies and accessories from Fronius, Lincoln and Miller. This TechCenter is designed to offer customers the opportunity to work and test closely with KUKA engineers on customized welding solutions in a secure and confidential environment.
KUKA Connect is KUKA’s new cloud-based software platform that provides customers access to, and analytics of, their robots at anytime, anywhere, on any device. Built on open global standards, KUKA Connect securely leverages cloud computing technologies and big data analytics to provide customers maximum visibility into their connected KUKA robots.
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.
Editor’s Note: Editors are welcome to attend and should register by contacting Janine Krasicky Sadaj, J9 Media Solutions, at 248.542.3991 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Video and photos of the demonstrations can be found at https://we.tl/NNfnYWHICP