The technology company KUKA will be exhibiting the latest applications for the laser industry at the Laser World of Photonics in Munich (hall A2 booth 324) from 26 to 29 June: from a laser show application and components such as optics for laser welding through to higher-level system monitoring, the engineering company will display its expertise – also covering the field of Industrie 4.0.
Considerable success has been made in automated machine loading: even in the production of extremely small batches it is possible to significantly reduce setup-related downtimes and to achieve full machine utilization around the clock with minimal manpower. The well-considered choice of clamping devices and gripping systems is a decisive factor in this respect.
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.
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.