KUKA Robotics Corporation Displays Innovative Robotic Solutions at Automate 2013

  KUKA Robotics Corporation Displays Innovative Robotic Solutions at Automate
  2013

  Discover New Lightweight Robotic Technology, the KR AGILUS family of small
                    robots and mxAutomation in Booth #360.

Automate 2013

Business Wire

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. & CHICAGO -- January 18, 2013

KUKA Robotics to demonstrate the innovative LWR lightweight robotic
technology, in addition to the KR AGILUS small robot series at Automate 2013,
the solutions-based showcase of automation technologies in North America.

The KR AGILUS part of the small family of robots from KUKA Robotics. (Photo:
Business Wire)

The KR AGILUS part of the small family of robots from KUKA Robotics. (Photo:
Business Wire)

KUKA Robotics will showcase two LWR 4+, lightweight robots with 7 axis, 7kg
payload capacities and weighs in at 16kg in total unit weight, demonstrating
demanding assembly tasks requiring utmost precision, with a sensitive but
powerful touch. It comes amazingly close to the motion sequences of the human
arm. Through force-controlled surface following the operator can manually
guide the robot to different positions in the workspace while controlling and
teaching the LWR using the very simple user interface.

The KR AGILUS small robot series will be set to perform for the automation
industry at Automate 2013. 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, KR AGILUS masters unusual tasks! See a preview video:
http://vimeo.com/51151021

On display will be the new software packages mxAutomation and KUKA.PLC mxA, on
a KRC 4 controller. The mxAutomation display will demonstrate how this new
technology from KUKA makes it possible for external controllers with an
embedded PLC to command KUKA robots with elementary motion instructions.

Outside the KUKA Robotics booth #360, KUKA robots on the Automate show floor
are a KR QUANTEC KR210 R2700 Extra demonstrating KUKA.Safe Operation
technology in the RIA booth #1026. In this demonstration, there is a
collaborative zone that both the operator and the robot share. The operator
can enter this zone at any time and with detection by SICK sensors, the robot
will safely slow and stop as the operator approaches the zone. Once the
operator has completed his work and exits the zone the robot will
automatically resume operation. This functionality utilizes safety rated
velocity monitoring, space monitoring and monitored stop. In addition there
will be a KR AGILUS in a small material handling cell, utilizing an ATI tool
changer handling and Apple iPad in the Official KUKA Robotics System Partner
KC Robotics booth #1112.

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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