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Foundry Robots withstand harsh operating environments.

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Suited for foundry, die casting, and forging applications, robots are offered in 11 floor-mount models that handle payloads from 16-500 kg as well as 6 shelf-mount models rated for payloads from 16-210 kg. Each mechanical model can be configured in dozens of variations. With forearms and IP 67 rated wrists coated with corrosion-resistant and heat-reflecting finish, robots can operate continuously in environments up to 100°C and have 3,700 mm reach.



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KUKA Robotics Introduces New Foundry Robot Line to North American Market



Robots Designed for Foundry, Die Casting & Forging Applications to be Highlighted at CastExpo 2005

Clinton Township, Michigan - March 28, 2005 - KUKA Robotics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of industrial robots, today announced its new line of foundry robots available to the North American market. The new robots are designed for use in foundry, die casting and forging applications and will be demonstrated on the company's booth #807 at CastExpo 2005 in St. Louis on April 16-19.

"KUKA robots have #1 market share in Europe, and are highly regarded throughout the foundry, die casting and forging industry," said Joe Campbell, director of strategic alliances for KUKA Robotics Corporation. "We're bringing the industry's broadest foundry product line to the US, which will assure our customers can optimize their complete range of applications."

KUKA Robotics' high performance foundry robots are ideally suited for the demanding harsh environments of foundry applications. The line's floor mount robots consist of eleven different models that can handle from 16 to 500 kg payloads. The line's unique low profile shelf mount robots consist of six different models that can handle from 16 to 210 kg payloads. Each mechanical model can be configured in dozens of variations. The robots are designed for high duty cycle applications, and deliver superior heat and contamination protection allowing customers to automate more applications with a longer robot life and reduced maintenance needs. The wrists of the new robots are IP 67 rated allowing them to operate trouble free in harsh environments. The wrists and forearms of the units are coated with a corrosion resistant and high heat reflecting finish. This allows them to operate in environments up to 100 degrees Celsius continuously and up to 180 degrees Celsius for short periods at a time. Customers can also take advantage of a reach up to 3700 mm giving them a larger work envelope. The line's flexible mounting options give customers the flexibility to install on the floor, wall, ceiling or on top of the die casting machine itself.

KUKA Robotics Corporation, with its parent company KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg, Germany, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial robots, with an annual production volume approaching 10,000 units, and an installed base of over 60,000 units. The company's 5 and 6 axis robots range from 3kg to 500kg payloads, and 635mm to 3700mm reach, all controlled from a common PC based controller platform. KUKA robots are utilized in a diverse range of industries including the appliance, automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, logistics, food, pharmaceutical, medical, foundry and plastics industries and in multiple applications including material handling, machine loading, assembly, packaging, palletizing, welding, bending, joining, and surface finishing. For more information contact KUKA Robotics at 866-873-5852 or online at http://postsnet.com/r.html?c=453467&r=452884&t=412553384&l=1&d=85941997&u=http%3a%2f%2f2ekukarobotics%2ecom&g=0&f=-1

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