KUKA Systems is converting an assembly line for a European vehicle manufacturer in order to integrate a new product family of differentials. A new line for engine block assembly – including system linking via transport system using driven workpiece carriers – will also be implemented.
KUKA acquired both orders in the single-digit million euro range in the fourth quarter of 2019. In the first quarter of 2020, a further order in the single-digit million euro range followed from a European automaker, for the integration of a new motor variant into an existing assembly line.
Conversion in no time at all with expert help
In industrial production, cycle time plays a pivotal role – particularly in the auto industry. Here, individual assembly steps are measured in seconds. At the same time, consumer requirements are increasing as demand grows for new vehicle variants and models. This requires state-of-the art assembly lines and the rapid conversion of existing lines.
“Here at the KUKA site in Bremen, we have been developing automotive assembly systems for over 35 years and testing systems involving the powertrain since 2007. We know the technologies required for automated assembly tasks and have comprehensive process knowledge,” says Timo Heil, Vice President of KUKA Systems GmbH, Assembly & Test. “With this expertise, we help our customers modernize their assembly lines in the shortest amount of time and thus make them more flexible.”
KUKA is a global automation corporation with sales of around 3.2 billion euro and roughly 14,000 employees. The company is headquartered in Augsburg. As one of the world’s leading suppliers of intelligent automation solutions, KUKA offers customers everything they need from a single source: from robots and cells to fully automated systems and their networking in markets such as automotive, electronics, general industry, consumer goods, e-commerce/retail and healthcare. (As at: 31 December 2019)
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