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Hannover Messe 2017 – SCHUNK was crowd-puller for solutions all around smart production

Long a hidden champion among German SMEs – now an internationally respected trend-setter in smart production: As the winner of the Hermes Award, with live applications for human/robot collaboration, and with intelligent tools for the smart factory, SCHUNK, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology was a crowd-puller at Hannover Messe 2017.

KUKA robots in microelectronics

A total of 25 KUKA robots are in operation at Possehl Electronics in Niefern, Germany. There, they manufacture complex timing cases for electric power steering systems for cars.

Robot arm with human motion dynamics

For many jobs carried out in production, people wish they had a third hand. When doing soldering work, for example, the soldering iron must be held in one hand and the solder wire in the other, leaving no hand free for the workpiece. The BionicCobot developed by Festo can help precisely with such assistance activities and relieve the employee by acting as a “third arm” or “third hand”. It can grip, hold and rotate the workpiece – whatever is required for the relevant application.

ready2_pilot: Intuitive guidance of KUKA robots

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All KUKA robots can now be easily and intuitively guided by hand in the workspace using the robot Navigator from Very Important Product Maschinenvertriebs GmbH (VIP). Together with KUKA, the special-machine engineering expert is now offering the ready2_use package “ready2_pilot”.

HRC-compliant KUKA robots in quality assurance

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MRK-Systeme GmbH has developed an automation solution with HRC capability (human-robot collaboration) for the BMW Group using KUKA robots for high payloads. It enables the factory in Landshut, Bavaria to carry out quality assurance for crankshaft housing in an ergonomically friendly manner.

Fully automatic arc welding line from KUKA Systems at Gestamp

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The metal-forming and chassis specialists at Gestamp manufacture ladder frames for the VW plant in Hanover. The Gestamp plant in Bielefeld is now using a fully automatic arc welding system from KUKA Systems to ensure the highest quality, proven process reliability and high output with minimal manpower requirements.