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On the cusp of a revolution in collaborative robotics

On the cusp of a revolution in collaborative robotics

Anyone looking at the robotics offerings at this year’s Hannover Fair can’t fail to have noticed all the activity surrounding collaborative robots – not least because two significant acquisitions happened at just about the same time. First ABB bought Gomtec, and then Universal Robots announced that it had agreed an acquisition by Teradyne. If we […]

By June 1, 2015 Read More →
Table tennis star takes on fast, flexible KUKA robot

Table tennis star takes on fast, flexible KUKA robot

Following the start-up of its new production facility in Shanghai, KUKA celebrated its opening in the company of guests from China and abroad. At centre stage was one of the best-known Germans in China; table tennis star Timo Boll. The premiere of a film in which Boll competes against a KUKA robot was a highlight […]

By March 27, 2014 Read More →
Table tennis legend to take on KUKA robot

Table tennis legend to take on KUKA robot

KUKA has appointed table tennis superstar Timo Boll as its Chinese brand ambassador. Boll, the most successful German table tennis player ever, enjoys great popularity in China, where he will represent the KUKA brand. KUKA and Timo have a lot in common: Boll stands for almost unrivaled speed, precision, and flexibility – qualities that are […]

By February 22, 2014 Read More →
KUKA appoints AIM Engineering as official system partner

KUKA appoints AIM Engineering as official system partner

Manchester-based AIM Engineering, whose customers include aircraft and vehicle manufacturers, has joined KUKA’s ‘official system partern’ scheme, which provides a wide range of services to system integrators such as product technical support and marketing help. Pictured are Grant Hudson (left), sales business manager at AIM Engineering and KUKA robot sales specialist Richard Goodwin (right). Partners are […]

By January 24, 2013 Read More →
KUKA joins Manufacturing Technology Centre

KUKA joins Manufacturing Technology Centre

KUKA 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 […]

By November 26, 2012 Read More →
KUKA robot wins prestigious ‘Red Dot’ award

KUKA robot wins prestigious ‘Red Dot’ award

A high payload robot from KUKA’s new QUANTEC range has won a top award for its ground-breaking design. The KR 270 R2700 ultra, which is suitable for a variety of tasks from packaging and order picking to handling, welding and machining operations, clinched a coveted ‘best of the best’ prize from the Red Dot Institute. […]

By July 16, 2012 Read More →
New robot promises short cycle times and high accuracy

New robot promises short cycle times and high accuracy

KUKA says its new KR Agilus range of high speed, small robots has been designed to deliver short cycle times and high levels of accuracy for a wide variety of applications. Specially developed for working in tight spaces, it will be of particular interest within the packaging industry for handling and pick and place tasks. The […]

By June 25, 2012 Read More →
KUKA gains quality and environment management certification

KUKA gains quality and environment management certification

KUKA has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 quality and ISO 14001:2004 environment management certificates after a thorough assessment of its operations and procedures, demonstrating that its systems meet the highest international quality standards. Pictured with the certificates are Ian Walker (general sales manager) and Marie Winmill (sales and marketing coordinator). KUKA impressed the auditors not only […]

By May 8, 2012 Read More →
Robots perform quality control checks on insulin pens

Robots perform quality control checks on insulin pens

A six-axis KUKA robot is being used to perform quality control checks on insulin pens as part of a new automated materials testing system developed by Zwick. The top machine manufacturer, based in Ulm-Einsingen, Germany, has chosen a high accuracy KUKA KR 5 robot for its roboTest R cell, which is designed to measure various functions such […]

By March 30, 2012 Read More →
KUKA sponsors school team aiming for competition glory

KUKA sponsors school team aiming for competition glory

KUKA Robotics UK is giving a helping hand to a group of Midlands students as they bid for glory in a national secondary school robotics competition. The company is sponsoring the team from North Bromsgrove High School, Bromsgrove, for the event, which takes place at London’s Excel Arena in March. The Wednesbury-based company, a subsidiary of […]

By February 26, 2012 Read More →
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