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Swings and roundabouts at Kuka's UK Open Week

Brian Rooks (Associate Editor for Industrial Robot)

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 1 December 2004

Abstract

Kuka Robotics – Automation celebrated 30 years of operation in the UK and a new name by holding an Open Week at its UK headquarters in Halesowen, at which a diverse range of products and application solutions were exhibited. On show was the RoboCoaster, the “world's first passenger carrying robot” aimed at theme parks and fair grounds, a quartet of co‐operating robots, the rapid manufacturing process of surface metal deposition and a robot polishing cell for aerospace cover plates. Two new products from Germany primarily for automotive applications were RoboJig, a flexible robot tooling system for low volume and niche market vehicle components and SmartGrip, a modular “repairable” gripper system for large components such as body sides and underbodies.

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Citation

Rooks, B. (2004), "Swings and roundabouts at Kuka's UK Open Week", Industrial Robot, Vol. 31 No. 6, pp. 484-487. https://doi.org/10.1108/01439910410566335

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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