The LBR iiwa convinces with its features like flexibility and sensitivity. BMW employees at the BMW Group Plant Munich benefit from these advantages. The new robotic assistant supports them with the insertion of components in the car body construction.
Dürr AG has developed robot cells incorporating sensitive LBR iiwa lightweight robots from KUKA that are capable of human-robot collaboration for automated adhesive bonding processes during final assembly in the automotive industry. They help to improve the quality of the adhesive bond between components such as GPS antenna covers or tanks and the vehicle body. They also save time and lower unit costs.
Over a period of seven months, more than 20 teams will be competing at the KUKA Student Award in France. Each team comprises one professor and four students. The ultimate goal is to conceive a 3D printed bridge with a newly developed 3D printing KUKA robot. For this educative project KUKA France has realized an innovative 3D printing head. The winner will be granted a KUKA industrial robot.
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.
KUKA makes industrial robots for factory automation. Flex makes, well, lots of things, providing its services around the globe and offering customers sketch to scale™ capabilities – going from an idea or design, to engineering and manufacturing, through full-scale production and distribution of product. Its tagline is “Live Smarter” and its goal is to create a smarter more connected world. KUKA supplies the robotics for one of Flex’s European sites where the production line of the industrial internet is taking shape.
At the Geneva Motor Show from 5 to 15 March, the Swiss car manufacturer Rinspeed is showcasing Budii, its vehicle concept study. The steering wheel is mounted on a KUKA LBR iiwa.It is well known that KUKA robots build cars, but building them into cars is something entirely new. Here it takes the form of…