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KUKA Robotics Corporation Debuts Innovative Packaging and Palletizing Solutions at Pack Expo 2012

  KUKA Robotics Corporation Debuts Innovative Packaging and Palletizing
  Solutions at Pack Expo 2012

Discover automation innovation for the Packaging and Palletizing market in the
 KUKA Robotics booth N-4709 at PACK EXPO Chicago, October 28^th – 31^st 2012

Pack Expo 2012

Business Wire

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. & CHICAGO -- October 26, 2012

Visit KUKA Robotics in booth N-4709 during Pack Expo 2012 to see innovative
robotic solutions with new product introductions and demonstrations on how
automation can bring efficiency to the packaging and palletizing process.

The KR AGILUS small robot series makes it's debut to the packaging industry at
Pack Expo 2012. The K ...

The KR AGILUS small robot series makes it's debut to the packaging industry at
Pack Expo 2012. The KR AGILUS is unique in its payload category; setting new
standards with 6 axes, very high speeds, short cycle times, integrated energy
supply system - whether installed on the floor, ceiling or wall, AGILUS
masters unusual tasks! See a preview video: http://vimeo.com/51151021 (Photo:
Business Wire)

The KR AGILUS small robot series makes it’s debut to the packaging industry at
Pack Expo 2012. The KR AGILUS is unique in its payload category; setting new
standards with 6 axes, very high speeds, short cycle times, integrated energy
supply system – whether installed on the floor, ceiling or wall, AGILUS
masters unusual tasks! See a preview video: http://vimeo.com/51151021

Other In-booth robotic innovations will include:

Plastic bottle handling and packaging cell with the KR AGILUS utilizing an ATI
tool changer. With the help of the ATI tool changer the KR AGILUS will
demonstrate its ability to switch efficiently between plastic bottles and an
Apple iPad®.

The new KR180 QUANTEC with an IP 65 rating, hollow wrist and 3,195 mm reach
will be demonstrated using the new software package mxAutomation in a bag
palletizing demonstration. The mxAutomation function package, KUKA.PLC mxA,
makes it possible for external controllers with an embedded PLC to command
KUKA robots with elementary motion instructions. The bag palletizing cell can
palletize 28 100lb bags per minute.

In a robotic solution provided by Official KUKA Robotics System Partner
FleetwoodGoldcoWyard (a Barry Wehmiller Company) we will be exhibiting a
versatile robotic case and shrink wrap palletizing or depalletizing system in
the KUKA booth. This system is capable of palletizing or depalletizing
finished goods and will be demonstrated as a functional cell. Shrink wrapped
trays of steel food cans as well as sealed cases will be handled in both a
palletizing and depalletizing manner. A magnetic head assembly will be used to
pick and place filled cans in shrink wrap trays and an ATI quick change tool
will be implemented to change from the magnetic pick/place assembly to a clamp
assembly to handle case goods. A unique bi-level pallet handling system will
also be represented within the cell to demonstrate floor space saving layout
applications. The palletizing cell will feature a KUKA QUANTEC Robot with KRC4
controller while an Allen Bradley PLC and HMI will be used to control the
cell.

Demonstrating KUKA's response to customer demand for a unified controlled
palletizing solution, KUKA will display a KR 40 PA robot. This solution is
provided by select Official KUKA Robotics System Partners. KUKA Robotics is an
Encompass Partner. The unified controller solution will also be present at
Official KUKA Robotics System Partner, Intelligrated booth (booth # 2274).

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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Contact:

KUKA Robotics Corporation
Media Contact
Rebecca Markel
Marketing Manager
Phone: 586-465-8855
rebeccamarkel@kukarobotics.com
www.kukarobotics.com
 
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