KUKA partners with ITW Welding to advance welding robotics

  • October 20, 2016
  • KUKA Robotics Corporation
  • News

October 20, 2016 - At Hannover Messe 2016, KUKA Roboter GmbH signed a memorandum of understanding with ITW Welding, a  North American manufacturer of welding Equipment.

Stefan Lampa (CEO of KUKA Roboter GmbH) and Tim Temby (Group President of ITW Welding) signed the memorandum live at the KUKA booth together with Kenneth E. Hyatt (U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade). By doing so, they laid the foundation for offering application-specific, ready-to-use (R2U) welding robots with ITW equipment on an international scale.

The cooperation is focused on the development of a common interface meeting the requirements of Industrie 4.0 This will enable the collection and analysis of process-relevant data from the robot and welding equipment. The welding process can thus be continuously optimized. ITW Welding encompasses various brands, such as Miller (power sources), Horbart (consumables) and Tregaskiss (welding torches).

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