KUKA Robotics to display the latest in robotic welding innovation for
the welding and fabricating industry at FABTECH 2012.
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 announc 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.
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.
The company is the market leader in Germany and Europe and the number
three in the world. 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.
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