Recently there is hot TV program called “The Biggest Celebration on Earth” promoted by BBC. This is talking about the Chinese New Year celebration. The Rooster Year is just around the corner and will begin from 28th of January. Chinese New Year, known as “Spring Festival” is the most important holiday for Chinese people. It is defined to be the very first day according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Normally, the celebration starts from the New Year’s Eve and lasts till the middle of the first month. Celebration occurs after cleaning the whole house and displaying traditional new year decorations. This festival is for family reunion and relatives gathering. People normally visit relatives and friends, give little kids red packets, do some shopping, watch traditional Chinese shows, launch fireworks, and plan for the coming year. The celebration will sometimes be highlighted with a religious ceremony given in honor of heaven, earth, the family ancestors and other gods. History It is unclear when the exact date of the very first New Year celebration in China was. However, it is well believed to start from the year end religious ceremony during the Shang Dynasty (1766 BC – 1122 BC). Some others believe that it started from as early as Emperor Yao and Shun (~2300 BC). At first, the date of celebration varied from mid-winter to early spring. With the maturity of the solar base calendar, Emperor Wu (157 BC – 87 BC) of the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220), established the first day of the first month as the beginning of the year, and it remains afterwards. Legends According to... Read More
“Friction welding – a process with a future” – KUKA already advertised with this slogan back in 1966 and has long since been proven right. Fast, safe and economical: characteristics that distinguish this process and have made it indispensable down to the present day. In particular, the combination of different materials is a major argument for this technology. KUKA was very quick to recognize the advantages of friction welding and has continued to develop the process over the years. Today, the Augsburg-based company can look back on a 50-year success story. Friction welding 4.0: anything but outmoded “Friction welding sometimes comes across as outmoded,” says Walter Weh, Division Head Advanced Welding Solutions at KUKA Industries. “However, the technology is anything but.” For five decades, KUKA experts have been developing and improving the process. From the first doubled-head machine for universal shafts for Daimler in the 1970s to the modular KUKA Genius friction welding machine. “We are guided by market requirements, move with the times and are able to find the perfect solution for every customer thanks to our many years of experience and expertise in friction welding,” says Weh. Automation specialist KUKA Industries has been quick to take Industrie 4.0 into consideration in friction welding machines in order to offer its customers solutions for long-term increases in productivity. Complete integration of the friction welding machine into the production network makes it possible to achieve greater productivity. Thanks to these digitally networked processes, it is becoming possible to manufacture products with a greater degree of flexibility, energy efficiency and customization and a reduced impact on resources. All process data from... Read More
At EuroBlech, the international technology fair for the sheet metal forming industry, KUKA Industries is presenting an extensive portfolio in hall 13 booth C194: From the friction stir welding cell with single axis positioner and the KUKA flexibleCUBE with double turn/tilt positioners for components such as optics for laser welding up to the simulation and program software KUKA.Sim that demonstrates machine construction knowhow in the area of Industry 4.0. Welding quality meets Industry 4.0 Many years of welding expertise, KUKA Industries demonstrates an application for you that combines classical welding with the most modern Industry 4.0 technology. The new KR Cybertech from KUKA Robots shows welding of thick industrial sheet metal with the highest quality and digital connectivity to a process database. With the help of augmented reality, your actual equipment will be connected to the process database for seamless quality monitoring of your production. An operator receives direct and immediate feedback at the place of production for the quality of the welding seam, as a live image on a mobile device that directly shows the transparent process and quality of the seam on the workpiece. This enables quick and simple optimization of your production. KUKA Sim: Testing virtual processes For increasingly shorter production cycles and differentiated products, we offer a crucial competitive advantage in the era of Industry 4.0. The simulation and programming software KUKA.Sim provides more transparency in production. The customer is already able to test the deployment of equipment or application processes and optimization where applicable. “Through offline programming, various areas such as development and construction work hand in hand and already test the new work projects of the... Read More
They have passed all of the tests and are now officially allowed to get to work at the VW plant in Wolfsburg, Germany: Since the beginning of 2016, a mobile micro-system called the KUKA flexFELLOW has been providing assistance to human colleagues during the series production of the Golf in Wolfsburg, Germany – without any protective fences whatsoever. The automobile manufacturer Volkswagen is implementing human-robot collaboration (HRC) at its vehicle manufacturing plant. Screwing the pendulum support into place as part of the drive train pre-assembly process is an ergonomically inconvenient and arduous routine operation. The component, which prevents weaving when there are changes in the engine load, is situated below the drive train and therefore in a difficult position for human workers to access. This is a typical application for robots, which are designed to collaborate with human workers and relieve them of such physically demanding tasks. In the summer of 2015, VW started to test the prototype for this type of automation solution – the “bolt” module from the KUKA flexFELLOW family, which is based on the LBR iiwa lightweight robot. This is a complete system for automating manual screwing-fastening processes. The key benefit of the tiny mobile system is that, If necessary, it can be moved to different locations. These systems can be put into operation in five to ten minutes without the inconvenience of having to rebuild or dismantle the production line. The KUKA flexFELLOW-bolt was tested for three months at Volkswagen’s Competence Center for Technology and Innovation (KTI) at the VW plant in Wolfsburg, Germany and refined for series production under conditions similar to those... Read More
As a world leader and driver of industry 4.0 KUKA develops technologies for the factory of the future. Meanwhile worldwide about 12,000 employees  are working for our company, approximately 3,500 at the headquarters in Augsburg. Here are the people who are behind the success of KUKA. Therefore all KUKA employees are now cordially invited with their families at the KUKA Family Day! Following the motto “Robots create images and we customize” large and small kids can prove themselves as talented fashion designer making cool graffiti t-shirts with the help of robots custom . In the workshops you breathe in bringing the KUKA employees work every day – from Inert gas welding equipment on the industrial robot assembly to the latest developments in corporate research. Discovered the new research and technology center, trying your luck in the big raffle. There are great prizes, the proceeds of the Orange Care Club benefits. Even the little ones get their money: From the bouncy castle, about cool robot trims and face painting there are also cool bands like Killerpilze! We wish all guests and all KUKANERN a nice day!   VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote... Read More
On June 26th, 2016, KUKA Systems and KUKA Robotics France participated on the second open golf tournament for automotive manager. In addition to all French automobile manufacturers French representatives of OEMs all over the world participated too. Employees of Renault, Peugeot, Volvo Trucks, Maserati, Lexus, Citroen, DFKS, Mini and many more took part.   In the second edition of the tournament about 120 participants gave their best on the golf course. Renault and Peugot came back on the podium.   KUKA robot: The best caddy at all During the day, a productive exchange between golfers and future golfers took place. In addition to expert talks there was a lot of time to successfully use their golf skills to make some tees. When teeing up a small model of robot actively supported and handed the ball. The best caddy at all – of course, a KUKA Robot.   With sportsmanship to the next golf tournament The sportsmanship was awakened, so the players decided after the award ceremony and social gathering, to meet again in 2017 – one year before the Ryder Cup in France.   The lucky winners of the golf tournament at the awards ceremony.   Bertrand Boutier KUKA Systems GmbH VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes... Read More
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