Milestone

Posted By on 2013-05-14


With today’s opening of the DLR ZLP – short for National Aeronautics and Space Research Centre of the Federal Republic of Germany  – Center for lightweight production technology – in Augsburg, also we at KUKA Systems could celebrate a milestone. Where the DLR institute explores the conditions for industrial use and efficient production steps for processing fiber composite materials in the future, KUKA has delivered a multifunctional cell (MFZ) and other testing cells. The dimensions of the huge MFZ is staggering, 32.5 meters in length, 16 meters in width and seven meters in height.

Gruppenbild

Not only a construction and design masterpiece under the project management of Stefan Bayer, also a big challenge and a real masterpiece for our assembly colleagues around our site manager Aydin Yüksel. But the positioning accuracy of the hanging installed robots is two tenth of a millimeter.

DLR-ZLP

When the project was launched about three years ago, Stefan Bayer received the specifications and was asked if we could realize this, he answered in his Swabian-Bavarian serenity “Scho” (= indeed!) – today this anecdote was announced by the Head of the DLR-Institute Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinz Voggenreiter to guests from politics and economics. A clear and proud proof of the fact that we at KUKA Systems sometimes make the technically impossibility almost possible.

For KUKA Systems personally I see a big step going forward in automated and industrial handling and processing of fiber plastic composites, such as carbon fibre or other lightweight materials.

Pictures of the opening event here.

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