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KUKA joins Manufacturing Technology Centre

120717_KukaKUKA Robotics UK has signalled its ambitions to help develop innovative, new automated production processes for the high value manufacturing sector. The Black Country-based industrial robot supplier is now a member of the MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre) at Coventry’s Ansty Park.

Pictured are Ian Walker (seated), general sales manager at KUKA Robotics UK, with Ken Young, MTC’s technology director.

KUKA has supplied two of its high payload KR 240 robots for a variety of research projects at the centre, a unique collaboration between a group of leading universities and technology organisations in the UK. The company will work alongside founder industrial members, which include Rolls-Royce and Airbus, in a bid to develop new technologies aimed at improving productivity and lowering costs.

“The centre provides a unique environment and we fully support its objective of raising the UK’s competitive advantage through innovative research,” commented general sales manager Ian Walker.

KUKA is also lending its robotics expertise to another top research body as a member of the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). KUKA robots are being used to explore automated assembly solutions for the aerospace industry as part of a major research project at the Rotherham-based establishment.

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