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KUKA to showcase customized robotic applications at EMO Hanover

(PresseBox) (Augsburg, )
User-friendly automation solutions for the metal industry will be a central element of KUKA’s trade fair appearance at EMO Hanover. At the flagship fair for the metalworking industry, the global automation corporation will exhibit its wide range of products for this sector. EMO Hanover takes place every three years, this year opening its gates from 18-23 September 2017 at the Hanover exhibition grounds. The KUKA booth can be found in Hall 25, Booth D81.

“The metal industry currently faces the challenge of organizing its production in an efficient manner and in close proximity to the customer. That can only be achieved with intelligent, robot-based automation. For this, we provide our customers with tailor-made solutions,” says Winfried Geiger, Business Development Manager at KUKA Roboter GmbH. The primary focus of the KUKA exhibits will be the ready2_use packages, which support metalworking companies in the automation process.

eady2_use: preconfigured and coordinated application packages

The ready2_use packages meet the challenges of automation. “The packages offer flexible solutions which we have developed in cooperation with our system partners for various industries,” explains Geiger. The ready2_pilot and ready2_grip applications will be on display at EMO. ready2_pilot is a wireless solution which is particularly easy to use and can be implemented quickly. The particularly fast learning curve allows the user to teach nearly every KUKA industrial robot in no time.

Small and medium-sized companies can benefit from ready2_grip, an easy-to-integrate, preconfigured gripper package. Here, the robot functions as a handling assistant, for example helping to load and unload machines. The package will be displayed at the fair in conjunction with the KR AGILUS small robot.

Practical applications demonstrated by two robot cells

KUKA will also showcase two robot cells at Hanover. The first cell demonstrates the simple communication between a robot and a machine tool made possible by the control software KUKA.PLC mxAutomation. The software allows for the effortless integration of KUKA robots into existing operator control concepts for machine tools, for example, in combination with Siemens Sinumerik Operate Run MyRobot. Function blocks make it easy for robots to be commanded within the familiar PLC programming environment. For operator control, the user requires only minimal knowledge of robot programming.

The second cell shows a robot-based milling application. Milling robots carry out machining tasks just like machine tools. However, they are even more flexible and versatile due to their large working envelope and six axes. In the example at the fair, a robot for high payloads is used for finishing castings. With KUKA.CNC, the technology software package used here, it is possible to execute the CNC codes directly without having to compile them into the robot language. In this way, all CNC functionalities such as sister tools and tool radius correction are fully retained.

Trade fair presentation rounded off with a selection of robots

In addition to the application packages and cells, KUKA will present a robot from the KR CYBERTECH nano series, a KR CYBERTECH and a robot for high payloads from 90 to 300 kg, the KR QUANTEC. The KR CYBERTECH series constitutes the world’s most comprehensive range of models in the low payload category. It is ideally suited to space-saving cell concepts. The robots on display are specially tailored to handle small components.

KUKA Roboter GmbH

The KUKA Group is a global automation corporation with sales of around 3 billion euro and roughly 13,200 employees. As one of the world's leading suppliers of intelligent automation solutions, KUKA offers customers everything they need from a single source: from components and cells to fully automated systems for the automotive, electronics, consumer goods, metalworking, logistics/e-commerce, healthcare and service robotics industries. The Group is headquartered in Augsburg.

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