Kuka Robotics Corporation
51870 Shelby Pkwy.
Shelby Township, MI 48315-1787 US
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As Seen In Plastics Technology
Connectivity & Collaboration in Robotics & Automation at K 2016
Besides a handful of new robots and pickers, the big themes were modular ‘plug-and-play’ automation, Industry 4.0 connectivity, easier programming, and safer collaboration with human workers.
Making Standard Robots More “Collaborative”
Laser scanners can slow or stop a robot temporarily when a human approaches.
Now That’s “Collaborative”!
Pick-and-place product handling … simple assembly tasks … sure, or why not serving a cold beer?
K 2016 Preview: Injection Molding
Adapting injection molding to the concept of Industry 4.0 is gaining momentum. At this show you’ll see that the interconnected, integrated “factory of the future” is almost here.
China Bets Big on Automation
With the full brunt of the Chinese government behind it, the country’s industrial robot inventory is forecast to explode 2500% from 70,000 in 2016 to 1.8 million by 2025.
FROM ROBOTS TO ‘COBOTS’: Next-Generation Automation Arrives in Plastics Processing
So-called ‘collaborative robots’ are a new category of ‘human-friendly’ automation that can work safely side by side with people, unprotected by guarding.
3D Printing’s Growing Presence Seen at Fakuma Show
Additive manufacturing appeared in tooling inserts, robot grippers, and molded parts.
Highlights of Fakuma 2015
A selection of the hottest news and molding trends at this “little brother” to the K Show.
Where Was 3D Printing at the Fakuma Show?
All over, and in a variety of roles.
INJECTION MOLDING: Engel Unveils Robots, Software at Austrian Open House
Six-axis giants for presses up to 5500 tons, and new in-cycle holding-pressure control.
Is a robotic revolution underway in China?
Robots have helped U.S. manufacturers better compete with China, now Chinese plants are integrating automation to boost their own productivity.
News in Robots from K 2013
Injection molding Cartesian robots are being made lighter and faster, but with greater payload capacity and vibration resistance. Six-axis articulated robots are being made easier to program.
K 2013 Preview: Injection Molding
Next month’s mammoth triennial plastics show in Düsseldorf, Germany, challenges injection molding machine builders to demonstrate technological leadership in addressing the needs of the marketplace.
Robots at NPE: Faster, Stronger, Smarter
Among the many attractions in injection molding exhibits at NPE2012 were more intelligent robots with higher speeds and payload capacities
Custom Automation Is the Answer to Global Competition
Here it is in one sentence: Unit costs can be reduced through customer-specific automation.
Mobile Six-Axis Robotic System: Relocation Made Easy
Six-axis, jointed-arm robots are gaining popularity in molding for their extreme flexibility and ability to perform a number of operations within a single press cycle.
Extrusion & Injection Molding in One Automated Process
A large German manufacturer of hoses, cable ducts, and other extruded automotive components recently expanded its activities into the white-goods appliance sector.
Micro-Molding Press For LSR Debuts
A new press for molding micro-size parts from liquid silicone rubber comes from Engel North America, York, Pa.
Robotic Trimming System Boosts Productivity
A new automated trimming system from Rimrock Corp., Columbus, Ohio, is claimed to boost productivity and reliability.
NPE 2006 News Wrap-Up: Brains and Brawn - New Robots Are Handier Than Ever
Injection molding robots introduced at NPE pushed the work envelope for speed, reach, payload capacity, ease of programming, and ability to handle more sophisticated tasks.