KUKA and partners SAR Elektronic Gmbh are set to assist an unnamed German auto supplier in building production and inspection lines.
The company plans to deploy about 50 bots to five fully-automated lines for inverters in the unnamed supplier's production facilities. The lines will include plasma cleaning and bonding processes robots, fully-automated handling machines, and an integrated functional inspection device.
New Cell Development
The SAR Group focuses on producing engineering services, and specializes in developing customized system solutions. In partnership with KUKA, the conglomerate created cells for the new inspection and production lines.
KUKA robot in an SAR facility
KUKA’s KR QUANTEC, KR CYBERTECH, and KR AGILUS series robots will be deployed as a part of the partnership.
Representatives from KUKA stated that the completed inverters will be handled automatically, using more than five separate inspection and labeling steps, and a cycle time of 50 seconds.
SAR is producing cells for the production lines using a standardized cleanroom concept in Dingolfing, Germany. After functional inspections and testing are completed, the cells will be deployed in two European and one Chinese plant owned by a German automotive supplier. Once deployed, the inverters will be used in electrical vehicle production.
World Leaders in Robotics
As a global leader in industrial robotics, KUKA claims sales of 3.5 billion euros. With more than 40 branches spanning five continents, the company employes 14,200 workers. In addition to the company's impressive financial success, KUKA is also a major innovator of robotics technology, creating robotics solutions ranging from designing the first industrial robot driven by six electric motor driven axes to the deployment of automated welding systems. KUKA is also making waves at the intersection of healthcare and automation, innovating the Cyberknife, the world's first robotic radiation surgical system. With over 682 industry partners in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to aerospace, KUKA is sure to continue it's role as an industrial robotics trailblazer.