KMT & PDS to Demonstrate Integrated Router Trimming Solutions at International Robots & Vision Show 2007


AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 5, 2007 - Precision Drive Systems (PDS), the exclusive authorized U.S. sales and service center of Giordano Colombo electric spindles, and KMT Robotic Solutions, North America's leading robotic trimming solutions provider, will showcase their new integrated router trimming solutions at the International Robots and Vision Show 2007 in Rosemont (Chicago), IL from June 12-14 in Booth #1223. PDS and KMT will demonstrate integrated router trimming with a FANUC LRMate Robot with a routing spindle on it, simulating the 3D trimming of a helmet.

KMT and PDS' 5-year relationship has resulted in integrated, cost-effective router trimming solutions that provide unsurpassed quality for their customers every time. PDS utilizes their spindle expertise to help KMT recommend and choose the right spindle for each application. KMT provides feedback to PDS to help make improvements to their spindles and also supports the rebuild of spindles and long-term customer support.

"Precision Drive Systems works closely with KMT Robotic Solutions to advance the capabilities of our electric spindle products focused to meet the specific needs of the customers' robotic applications", said Bob Jewell, PDS national sales manager.

"KMT Robotic Solutions' longstanding relationship with Precision Drive Systems provides an edge for KMT customers," said Kevin McManus, president of KMT Robotic Solutions. "We strive to work with industry leaders to develop reliable and industry leading robotic solutions that give our customers a competitive advantage."

A majority of PDS' staff is industry experienced engineers and technicians factory trained in Europe with specialized expertise in spindles, bearings and tooling. The PDS facility includes a clean room for complete electric spindle repair and rebuilding services. PDS carries hundreds of various spindle configurations to applications in three specific industries -Wood/Plastic/Non ferrous material, Stone & Marble and Metalworking. In addition to stocking a large inventory of electric spindles, PDS offers a complete line of tooling, aggregates, multi-spindle boring units and variable frequency drives to supplement and support all application requirements.

KMT Robotic Solutions, Inc. (formerly Robotic Production Technology) has been a turnkey robotic systems solutions provider to the automotive, plastics and metals industries for more than 20 years. Industries served include aerospace, appliance, automotive, composites, bath/shower, consumer goods, marine and plastics. KMT specializes in high path accurate trimming applications such as waterjet cutting, router trimming, edge finishing, and laser cutting. KMT also has significant process expertise in welding, dispensing, assembly, joining and material handling. Parent company, The KMT Group, is a leading producer of advanced production solutions in Waterjet Cutting, Robotic Automation, Precision Grinding, and Sheet Metal Working for engineered products. KMT is traded on the OMX Nordic MidCap list in Denmark, Finland and Sweden.

Precision Drive Systems LLC , and now Precision Dynamic Spindles GmbH Germany, continue to provide world class electric spindle selection, application, repair and maintenance for the past twelve years in North America and now in Europe. Precision Drive Systems is proud to be a partner with KMT Robotic Solutions.

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