In the third quarter of 2021, KUKA has been commissioned to design, deliver, assemble and commission a fully automated ladder frame production line for the electric variant of the SUV. The order will be implemented at MAGNA’s pro-duction site in Lebring near Graz, Austria.
Innovative welding technologies for electromobility The components, some of which are very large, are welded together automat-ically in various stations on the state-of-the-art KUKA arc welding system. In the future, several KUKA robots will take over the welding of the front and rear structure, as well as the machining in the ZSB line and in the finish. KUKA’s pow-erful KR 1000 titan robot is used for component handling in the ZSB line. The special feature of this new system: the use of innovative welding technology that is perfectly adapted to the new needs and production processes of elec-tromobility.
"Electromobility requires special welding technologies, for which KUKA al-ready has the appropriate automation solutions in its repertoire," said Gerald Mies, CEO of KUKA Systems GmbH. "We have a longstanding successful coop-eration with MAGNA Presstec, which we are further expanding with this im-portant future topic."
KUKA is a global automation corporation with sales of around 2.6 billion euro and roughly 14,000 employees. The company is headquartered in Augsburg, Germany. 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, metal & plastic, consumer goods, e-commerce/retail and healthcare. (As at December 31, 2020)
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