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KUKA to provide robotics for new grinding cell

KUKA KR 16 Robot to be Used in Automated Grinding System to Improve Worker Safety and Quality

Clinton Township, Michigan - November 15, 2006 - KUKA Robotics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of industrial robots, today announced it has been selected by SHL Automation, Inc. (SHL) as its robotics supplier for its new grinding and scotching system. SHL Automation, Inc. of Tucker, Georgia, will use the KUKA KR 16 robot in its system which will allow manufacturers to improve worker safety and product quality. The new system will be demonstrated at SHL’s open house scheduled to take place at SHL’s headquarters on December 5-7 from 10am to 1pm. Attendees can register by emailing the company at mailto:[email protected].

"SHL’s new system using our robot is designed to grind with extremely consistent grinding pressure to produce superior high quality work pieces," said Kevin Kozuszek, director of marketing for KUKA Robotics Corporation. "Metal, plastics and wood manufacturers now have an efficient and safe method to grind, polish, scotch and measure their products.”

"At SHL just as at KUKA our commitment is to provide our customers with safe and reliable quality tools to give them a competitive edge" said Albert Trail, sales manager for SHL Automation Inc. "This cell not only will improve their quality but with its added safety measures including a manual loading and unloading table secured with light curtains will improve worker conditions."

The new system is designed to grind, scotch and measure door handles. The KUKA KR 16 robot is a six-axis robot with a 1610 mm reach and capable of handling up to a 16 kg payload.

SHL automation technology is a leading provider of automation solutions for polishing, grinding , deburring and handling plants. The company employs over 60 employees and has delivered over 700 highly complex plants to customers worldwide.

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 75,000 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 and in multiple applications including material handling, machine loading, assembly, packaging, palletizing, welding, bending, joining, and surface finishing.
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