Palletizing Solution

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - KUKA Robotics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of industrial robots, today announced it will introduce its new low cost robotics palletizing system at Pack Expo in Las Vegas, NV October 15-17, 2007 booth S-5767. The new robotic system combines a KUKA robot, with a set of conveyors, a simple end of arm tooling, pallet stand and the KUKA PalletTech software to give customers an easy to implement and maintain palletizing solution.

“Typically low cost conventional palletizers tend to be inflexible with regard to pallet patterns and have several hundred moving parts," said Stuart Shepherd, president of KUKA Robotics Corporation. “Our robotic low cost solution can provide a higher rate of palletizing, increased pallet pattern options with fewer moving parts which in turn will cost the customer less to implement, operate and maintain.” Shepherd added, “By introducing simple and reliable automation solutions KUKA can help manufactures remain competitive in a growingly complex market.”

The new palletizing solution utilizes a KUKA KR 40 PA or KUKA KR 100 PA robot, conveyor and KUKA PalletTech software to offer customers an easy to use, maintain and implement palletizing system. The KUKA KR 40 robot is a 4 axis robot with a payload capacity of 40 kg and a reach up to 2091 mm. The KUKA KR 100 PA robot is 4 axis robot with a payload capacity of 100 kg and a reach up to 3200 mm. Both robots utilize state of the art carbon fiber composite materials making them extremely light without sacrificing stiffness. The KUKA.PalletTech intelligent palletizing software is a suite of application development and run time tools that reduces engineering and development time and enables the out-of-box implementation of complicated robotic palletizing applications. KUKA’s new low cost palletizing system’s price range is $55,000- $80,000. The company will showcase the new robotic palletizing system on its booth (S-5767) at Pack Expo in Las Vegas, NV October 15-17. For more information on the event visit the Pack Expo website at http://pei2006.packexpo.com/attendee/visitor.html

For more information contact KUKA Robotics at 866-873-5852 or visit their website at www.kukarobotics.com.

Contacts
KUKA Robotics Corporation
Kevin Kozuszek, 248-819-0230 (voice)
Director of Marketing
866-329-5852 (fax)
[email protected]

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