KUKA to Demonstrate Human-Robot Collaboration Capabilities at Medical Design & Manufacturing East

KUKA’s KR 3 AGILUS robot will showcase the automation provider’s
fastening capabilities at the medical technology-focused event

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#HRCKUKA,
a global supplier of intelligent automation solutions, will exhibit its
robotic automation solutions at Medical Design & Manufacturing East
(MD&M East) in New York from June 11-13. MD&M East plays host to five
smaller expos, including East Pack, Atlantic Design & Manufacturing, ATX
East and Quality Expo, serving manufacturers from a variety of
industries.

At the event, KUKA’s team will discuss the role human-robot
collaboration plays in automation and the critical capabilities robotics
require, such as mobility, flexibility and reliability, to effectively
support manufacturers.

KUKA’s booth will feature the company’s KR 3 AGILUS and demonstrate its
enhanced fastening capabilities. Ideal for handling, screw fastening,
adhesive bonding, packaging and inspecting, the lightweight KR 3 AGILUS
works in small spaces while maintaining maximum production value. At the
booth, the robot will showcase its fastening capabilities by taking a
micro screw from a feeder and fastening it into a large plate – a
technique that is particularly useful for the production of small
electronic devices.

Human-robot collaboration has become incredibly prevalent in
manufacturing, due to robots’ precision and delicacy and the growing
number of applications the robot is designed to support. KUKA continues
to adapt its solutions to meet the needs of the evolving manufacturing
space by creating robots capable of performing each of the six stages of
human-robot collaboration. For example, its KR 3 AGILUS display
demonstrates stage two of the six stages of human-robot collaboration.
Stage two collaboration allows a human to interact with the robot and
load parts into the cell; the robot will only operate when a human is at
a safe distance.

“The manufacturing industry is evolving rapidly, and we want our
customers to have access to the most advanced technologies to remain
competitive,” says Steve Green, general manager of robotics and
solutions at KUKA Robotics. “At MD&M East, we want to show our customers
how our solutions can support them. From 3D printing to human-robot
collaboration to mobility, our robots are built for efficiency, accuracy
and reliability.”

For more information about MD&M East, visit: https://advancedmanufacturingnewyork.com/mdm-east.

To learn more about KUKA Robotics and the solutions it will display at
booth #1259, visit: https://www.kuka.com/.

About KUKA

KUKA is a global automation corporation with sales of around 3.5 billion
euro and around 14,200 employees. As leading global supplier of
intelligent automation solutions, KUKA offers its customers in the
automotive, electronics, consumer goods, metalworking,
logistics/e-commerce, healthcare and service robotics industries
everything they need from a single source: from components and cells to
fully automated systems. The KUKA Group is headquartered in Augsburg.

Contacts

Media Contact
Lisa Kennedy
Regional Marketing Director
– Americas, KUKA
1 (586) 822-0413
[email protected]

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