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KUKA Robotics Selected by C.M.H. Manufacturing to Provide Robots for Casting Total Work Cell

May 082006
Clinton Township, Michigan — May 8, 2006 – KUKA Robotics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of industrial robots, today announced it has been selected by C.M.H. Manufacturing of Lubbock, Texas to provide robots for its new casting total work cell. The permanent mold casting cells will utilize a KUKA robot and are designed to complete multiple casting tasks such as furnace and casting tending, sawing, sanding, milling/drilling, inspection and machining.

“C.M.H.’s new total work cell concept is a great tool for manufacturers working towards lean manufacturing,” said Kevin Kozuszek, director of marketing for KUKA Robotics Corporation. “In addition to the advantage of one cell that accomplishes multiple tasks it also allows casters to have an integrated work cell that can take a part from liquid metal to finished part without employees being exposed to hazardous working conditions.”

“When we were designing the cell we needed the most flexible and highest performing robot available,” said John Hall, president of C.M.H. Manufacturing. “We standardized on KUKA robots as we felt they out perform other robotic manufacturer’s products for flexibility and performance.”

C.M.H. Manufacturing Co. is a family owned business located in Lubbock, Texas and was founded in 1982 by Charles M. Hall. C.M.H. produces the HALL line of foundry equipment with special emphasis on aluminum tilt pour gravity die-casting. C.M.H. offers a full line for casting machines, rotary tables and peripheral work cell support equipment designed around the tilt pour principle. The company uses the latest in CNC machining and computer aided engineering to meet its customer’s needs. For more information contact CMH Manufacturing at 806-744-8003 or visit their website www.cmhmfg.com.

KUKA Robotics Corporation, with its parent company KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg, Germany, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial robots, with an annual production volume approaching 10,000 units, and an installed base of over 60,000 units. The company’s 5 and 6 axis robots range from 3kg to 570kg payloads, and 635mm to 3700mm reach, all controlled from a common PC based controller platform. 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. KUKA robots are found in a multitude of applications including: material handling, machine loading, assembly, packaging, palletizing, welding, bending, joining, and surface finishing. For more information contact KUKA Robotics at 866-873-5852 or visit their website at www.kukarobotics.com.

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