KUKA supplies robotics for AGV applications

  • February 28, 2007
  • KUKA Robotics Corporation
  • News

KUKA Robots Integrated into Automatic Trailer Loading System Streamlines Material Handling Process Clinton Township, Michigan — February 28, 2007 – KUKA Robotics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of industrial robots, today announced it has been selected by Transbotics Corporation to provide robotics to work in conjunction with a new line of Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV). The KUKA robots and AGV system streamline material handling processes for many manufacturers by offering a complete solution for material handling from receiving to production to shipping. The new Automatic Trailer Loading AGV recently previewed at ProMat in Chicago, IL will be utilizing KUKA’s palletizing robots such as the KUKA KR 40 and KUKA KR 180 models to palletize and depalletize products presented via the AGV. “We are extremely pleased to have been selected as Transbotics’ robotics supplier," said Kevin Kozuszek, director of marketing for KUKA Robotics Corporation. “This new Automatic Trailer Loading AGV system is yet another example of Transbotics’ commitment to providing its customers with cutting edge flexible technology that will significantly improve operations.” “We chose KUKA Robotics for its dedication to robotics and service excellence," said Randy Jennings, vice president for Transbotics Corporation. “This new material handling system with KUKA’s state of the art robots is the next step in assuring that we can not only meet but exceed our customer’s need for automation.” For over 20 years, Transbotics Corporation has specialized in the design, development, support, and installation of automation solutions with an emphasis on Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs). The Company is a North American automation solutions integrator that manufactures, installs, and supports various automation technologies including AGVs, robots, conveyors, batteries, chargers, motors, and other related products. The company provides unique automation solutions to a variety of industries, including automotive (tier one supplier), aerospace and defense, food and beverage, paper and allied products, newsprint and publishing, entertainment, microelectronics, plastics and primary metals. Its current customers include Fortune 500 companies as well as small manufacturing companies. 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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