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KUKA to supply robotics to Negri Bossi

KUKA to supply robotics to Negri Bossi

Clinton Township, Michigan - June 4, 2007 - KUKA Robotics has been selected by Negri Bossi Inc. of Mississauga, Ontario Canada to provide floor and shelf mounted robots for its injection molding systems. The robots will be used in systems being manufactured by Negri Bossi’s new automation division, which offers customers single source automation solutions from design concept and quotation to installation, training and hands-on troubleshooting.

“As Negri Bossi’s strategic source for robotics equipment, we look forward to working closer with Negri Bossi’s sales, service and support team,” said Stu Shepherd, President of KUKA Robotics. “Our commitment is to provide their customers with even more value with the best possible solutions and support available globally.”

”The decision to work with KUKA Robotics was based on two key principals; superior products and superior technical service and support,” said Larry Pascucci general manager of Negri Bossi Inc. “Our injection molding machines integrated by our automation team and using KUKA technology will give our customers a decided competitive edge.”

KUKA Robotics offers a uniquely wide range of industrial robots and robot systems, covering all common payload categories and robot types. The company’s robots can be mounted on the floor, shelf or ceiling making them extremely multifunctional and flexible. The modular structure of KUKA robots allows for quick and easy reconfiguration for various tasks. All its robots operate with a dependable PC-based control platform which allows the customer to use all the advantages of PC technology, such as remote diagnosis, Microsoft Windows interface, field bus, Soft PLC, OPC Server and much more.

Negri Bossi, a Sacmi Group company was founded in 1947 and is a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of precision built injection molding machines. Ranging in sizes from 70-6000 metric tons, Negri Bossi’s machine designs utilized a modular approach to construction for optimum reliability and ease of maintenance. Machine categories include Toggle - Hydraulic, All-Electric, Hybrid Hydraulic, Electric, 2-Platen, Multi Material, LSR, Hi Speed Thin Wall. The Flash series of 3-axis all servo beam and KUKA 6- axis articulating robots complements all machine categories.

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 80,000 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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