Robotics

Two KUKA omniMoves automate the transportation of goods at Austria Metall AG (AMAG). The autonomous transport platforms are responsible for the independent transportation of heavy aluminum plates and contribute greatly to making the intralogistics more flexible. The omnidirectional platforms move autonomously and perform the final production step independently.

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Two KUKA KR 500 FORTEC robots manufacture innovative lightweight timber construction components for a pavilion for the Bundesgartenschau. The ICD of the University of Stuttgart has developed the robotic manufacturing solution in collaboration with system integrator BEC. Robotic solutions such as these have the potential to be a game-changer for the timber construction industry, which has only made limited use of automated production processes until now.

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Origami – the art of paper fold­ing orig­i­nated in Japan and is known world­wide. The art of robot-based cor­ru­gated board fold­ing can be ad­mired at Tri­cor Pack­ag­ing & Lo­gis­tics AG, which has its head­quar­ters in the south­ern Ger­man city of Bad Wörishofen. The com­pany spe­cial­izes in the con­struc­tion of heavy-duty cor­ru­gated board and pack­ag­ing. And the highly pro­duc­tive and pre­cise op­er­a­tion of the as­sem­bly ma­chines can be cred­ited to KUKA Cus­tomer Ser­vice.

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Since 1979 it has been blaz­ing a trail through woods and fields, mud, gravel and snow: the Mer­cedes G-Class. To make this fea­si­ble, the man­u­fac­turer uses par­tic­u­larly sta­ble lad­der frames. These frames are built at MAGNA Presstec in the Aus­trian town of Le­bring near Graz. Since 2017, pro­duc­tion of the facelift model has been run­ning fully au­to­mat­i­cally on a line from KUKA. Spe­cial­ists from the two com­pa­nies col­lab­o­rated closely to re­solve var­i­ous chal­lenges,...

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Top speeds in scanning and parts detection are offering a whole new level of performance in fully automated bin picking. The latest version of already proven IntelliPICK3D, now fitted an innovative four-camera sensor solution enable robust component detection and optimized cycle times: ISRA VISION's wide range of sensor sizes enables the detection of even the tiniest components in the millimeter range. Moreover, easy integration in just a few hours allows maximum flexibility of utilization....

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Less than three years after the Meca500, the probably smallest and most precise industrial robot arm, was introduced to the market, more than a hundred manufacturers in the electronics, medical device, and automotive industries use the robot to automate various testing and production operations.

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Numerous companies are sceptical, hesitating to take the step to digitalization. As an industry pioneer in the area of I4.0 grippers and real-time simulation, Zimmer Group is ready to convert the few remaining doubters and naysayers. The company now offers their customers integrated solutions (“digitalZ”) that are tailored to the software platforms of the customers.

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It started as a project by two engineers who were close to retirement. Today, the modular inspection robots by Canadian company Inuktun are successfully in use all over the world – defying even the most adverse conditions.

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The Zimmer Group has added a new pneumatic model range to its technology-leading 5000 series of premium grippers – in addition to the existing models with steel linear guides, versions with aluminum linear guides are now also available.

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The concept of the seventh axis provides robot applications with an increased motion range. With the Seventh Axis system from the Actuator System Line Rollon offers a practical solution for this task.

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It started with a blank. But how does the workpiece get onto the line or into the machine? Depending on the state it is delivered in, this task can quickly become very complex. Reliable 3D object detection systems optically capture and evaluate data. Liebherr works with a variety of 3D vision systems to match the requirements and smoothly handles the supply of every haphazardly stored part with process precision.

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