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Frank Klingemann, CEO KUKA Systems GmbH and Market Owner Automotive, about new challenges in the future between consumer behavior, business models and market trends that influence industry and business: Mobility, digitalization, and sustainability change consumer behavior and in turn the value chain. This poses industry with the challenge of uncertain future development, requiring it to react flexibly to changing market demands. We can offer our customers this flexibility, giving them the scope to create new business models. Our new production concepts pick up on this and combine our experience with new technologies. KUKA has been implementing operator models in the automotive industry for many years, paving the way towards cost-effective, scalable and smart factories, and supporting the production of more than two million car bodies.   » e-mobility is far more than just a new drive type, it’s an established aspect of how we will be mobile in the future.« Human-robot collaboration, connectivity, and future-oriented hardware and software solutions smooth our partners’ way to help them satisfy customers’ requirements. In the e-mobility sector, for example, we offer an extensive solution portfolio from adaptable body construction and battery module production to e-drivetrain assembly systems. E-mobility is far more than just a new type of drive, it is actually an established aspect of how we will be mobile in the future. The paradigm change from ownership to mobility consumption forms the basis for new business models. These market trends can be identified in various forms in all industries, not only in the automotive sector. Our experts develop customized solutions to make sure your new business models are successful. KUKA already provides... Read More
Time is flying. The Hannover fair is in full swing. This year many solutions for the industry 4.0 are in focus. Topics like Human Robot Collaboration (HRC), Mobility and Networking play a major role. Especially our Coffe 4.0 application amazes our visitors and spoils with tasty coffee in the sign of industry 4.0. Coffee 4.0: The KR Agilus as a Barista Whether  you add milk and sugar or prefer it unsweetened and strong, everyone likes their coffee in a particular way. That is why we are preparing coffee in a new way: by having two robots serve the drink as mechanical baristas – from order taking through to preparation and serving. Customized products in industrial manufacturing With the Coffee 4.0 application, KUKA is demonstrating what is already possible today. All core functionalities of networked digital production in a smart factory are implemented in a fully operational manner. The required production and system data are thus stored in the Cloud. By scanning the barcode the mechanical barista receives the customer order. The customer used this barcode already before to establish his coffee preferences. The benefits are obvious. For example, system data can be called up from anywhere on a mobile device, maintenance requiremments can be predicted and the Service team can immediately be informed of any irregularities via the Internet. The showcase can be transferred at almost any industrial production process. Instead of grinding and brewing, it could be welding, adhesive bonding, pouring, laser cutting and much more. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote... Read More
TechTuesday: Sensitiv

TechTuesday: Sensitiv


Posted By on 2015-04-28

For todays TechTuesday our link tip goes to our own YouTube Channel: We added some new movies about applications with the LBR iiwa using its sensitive abilities. Just have a look:       VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes... Read More
TechTuesday: Intec

TechTuesday: Intec


Posted By on 2015-02-24

Today live from the Intec in Leipzig. Informations about our booth you can find in our Newsroom. here you can see some first impressions:       [show slideshow]     VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes... Read More
TechTuesday: Fortsetzung

TechTuesday: Fortsetzung


Posted By on 2015-02-10

Want to know more about the Gestamp plant in Bielefeld? How did the team solve all of those challenges described last week? KUKA’s project management responsibilities included careful planning of design, production and installation as well as highly detailed and close coordination of schedules and deadlines with all partners. Project management also involved mandatory testing of components and fixtures for all subassemblies and add-on parts in master cells at KUKA in Augsburg. Acceptance tests and process evaluations were conducted together with Gestamp. These tests ensured that all components met high quality standards prior to delivery. At about the same time, the installation of standard cells (as yet without fixtures) began at the Bielefeld plant. The interconnections and the main line, which includes geometry-determining stations (GEO line), were also set up during this time. KUKA used several of its own proven standard solutions and products in the field of robotic, automation and welding technology. This was a clear advantage allowing for much faster implementation of the newly designed system. The various subassemblies are then joined and processed with the correct dimensions on a highly automated GEO line with nine processing stations. Several compact buffers are integrated between subassembly production and the GEO line as well as within the GEO line itself. Among other things, these buffers ensure that the loading. process is sufficiently independent of the system cycle in accordance with material flow simulations, which are used as a basis for calculating the optimal output in advance. KUKA performed studies and simulations for other aspects such as the layout, component clamping concepts, welding process, workflow time analyses (MTM, methodstime management), ergonomics, accessibility... Read More
After a short Christmas break we are starting relaxed in a new year with a new TechTuesday: today with a link tipp from the automotive industry, which also relies more and more on CFK components. Therefore we recommend an article from Maschinenmarkt about the fixing of bolts on CFK components with the help of  a robot. Here you can find the full article. By the way: KUKA is also active in this section and is working with partners in industry and research  to develop projects to automate processing and assembly of CFK components. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes... Read More
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