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KMT and Branson build Automated Soft Part Trimming Solution

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Sept. 20, 2007 – KMT Robotic Solutions Inc. and Branson Ultrasonics Corp. have teamed to create cost effective, automated ultrasonic knife trimming systems that easily move through soft parts that were previously difficult to trim.

By combining a six-axis robot with Branson ultrasonic components, KMT can manufacture cost-effective automated knife trimming solutions that help manufacturers trim soft rubber, foam, plastic, vinyl and other materials more quickly and accurately. The cost effective robotic technology also allows manufacturers to look forward to increased quality, reliability and repeatability, as well as higher throughput and a quick payback on their investment.

“The partnership between KMT and Branson Ultrasonics Corp. is an ideal opportunity to bring together outstanding technologies from the two companies,” said Jeffrey Frantz, director – ultrasonic business development, Branson Ultrasonics. ”KMT has long been considered a leader in robotic automation solutions; and with over 60 years of direct experience, Branson is an innovator in applying ultrasonic technology to solve difficult problems. Together KMT and Branson have developed a unique product for cutting and trimming.”

”KMT Robotic Solutions is continuously searching for additional trimming technologies that will better assist its customers,” said Chris Lutz, vice president of sales, KMT Robotic Solutions. “Our partnership with Branson, the leader in ultrasonic technology, will help us serve customers that were unable to help in the past.”

Branson is the industry leader in the design, development, manufacture and marketing of plastics joining, precision cleaning, ultrasonic processing, and ultrasonic metal welding equipment — the only company of its caliber worldwide. Branson is committed to providing innovative solutions to meet the needs of its customers, and to providing the latest in technology, both in products and processes. Headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, Branson Ultrasonics Corporation's global organization provides the resources and the facilities to support its customers on a worldwide basis. Branson was founded in 1946 and is a subsidiary of Emerson Electric Co., St. Louis, Mo.

KMT Robotic Solutions was formed in December of 2006 with the union of KMT Cutting Systems in Ronneby, Sweden and Robotic Production Technology in Auburn Hills, Mich. KMT Robotic Solutions has more than 1500 systems installed around the world and more than 30 years experience developing, designing, building, servicing and supporting robotic automation solutions for manufacturing customers. With locations in Europe, the US and China, KMT is strategically positioned to serve the global market.
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