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Robotic Software simplifies milling of prototypes.

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CAMRob CAM Interface software, combined with 6-axis robot and high-speed spindle, facilitates milling of complex prototypes and eliminates pendant-based programming. Users can mill up to 5 sides of work pieces in one setup, and APT or G-code files can be downloaded, converted to KUKA's robot programming language (KRL), and executed. Controlled from PC based platform, robots offer payload capacities from 3-500 kg and reaches from 635-3,900 mm.



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KUKA Robotics Announces New Robotic Prototyping Technology



New CAMRob Software Eliminates Programming and Enables Shorter Cycle Times

Clinton Township, Michigan - April 6, 2005 - KUKA Robotics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of industrial robots, today announced a new robotic prototyping technology. The company's CAMRob software, combined with a KUKA high accuracy robot and an industry standard high speed spindle, enables faster milling of complex prototypes, and the elimination of pendant based programming.

"Engineering and design groups have been searching for a more efficient and cost effective way to mill their prototypes," said Joe Campbell, director of strategic alliances for KUKA Robotics Corporation. "KUKA robots and CAMRob software provide an extremely efficient work volume at a fraction of the cost and floor space of a traditional machine tool. We enable users to mill 5 sides of large format work pieces in a single setup, or reach multiple part setups for higher throughput ."

KUKA Robotics' high performance 6 axis robots combined with its CAMRob CAM Interface software deliver a cost effective solution to prototype builders. KUKA robots are designed to be stiffer and more accurate than other products on the market, offering the precision of a machine tool with the flexibility of a robot. The company's CAMRob software enables industry standard APT or G-codes files to be downloaded, converted to KUKA's robot programming language (KRL) and executed. The company's 6 axis robots range from 3kg to 500kg payloads, and 635mm to 3900mm reach, all controlled from a common PC based controller platform.

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 3900mm 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.

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