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KUKA Demonstrates Grinding Solution Alongside 3M at FABTECH 2019

November 11, 2019

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 11, 2019--

KUKA, an intelligent automation solutions global supplier, will be presenting and exhibiting at FABTECH 2019 from November 11-14, 2019. FABTECH is the largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event in North America; it provides attendees with the opportunity to learn about the newest industry trends and solutions, as well as meet with world-class suppliers.

At the event, KUKA will be demonstrating the ready2_grind solution alongside its partner 3M at booth #B33045. Ready2_grind is an automated grinding solution that perfectly combines the precision of a KUKA robot with 3M grinding tool, abrasives and process expertise. This solution can be used for grinding and blending applications across a variety of industries, like automotive, metal fabrication, aerospace, and parts, such as metal enclosures, racks, furniture and car parts with visible weld joints. Customers who purchase the ready2_grind robot will have access to 3M application engineers who will support proof-of-concept and share abrasive process recommendations. Trained 3M and KUKA system integrators will also be available to support implementation and deployment.

“Finding and retaining labor has been a major pain point for those in the welding industry, which is why the ready2_grind cell provides the perfect solution to help pick up slack where human workers can’t keep up with demand,” said Steve Green, President of KUKA US. “Manufacturers in the welding industry are looking to improve production rates, and the ready2_grind’s accuracy and precision allows for consistent production and maximum efficiency.”

In addition to the ready2_grind solution, additional demonstrations will be showcased at KUKA’s booth #B27038 in the North Hall. These demonstrations will show how KUKA’s unmatched portfolio of products and solutions can work with all major welding suppliers to help optimize manufacturers’ processes. These demonstrations include:

KUKA leaders will also be presenting on a variety of topics to share their manufacturing, welding and robotics expertise with show attendees. The presentations are as follows:

“As welders continue to feel the pressure to produce more with limited resources, they need to rely more on their solutions to help them keep up with demand and understand how to best use those products and services,” said Gemma. “That’s why we’re glad we can share our expertise and experiences at FABTECH and show attendees how they can alleviate some of the pressure on their factory floor with industrial automation.”

For more information about FABTECH and KUKA’s exhibit and speaking sessions at the show, visit: https://www.fabtechexpo.com/

For more information about KUKA and its solutions, visit: https://www.kuka.com/

About KUKA

KUKA is a global automation corporation with sales of around EUR 3.2 billion and around 14,200 employees. As a leading global supplier of intelligent automation solutions KUKA offers its customers everything from a single source: from robots and cells to fully automated systems and their networking in markets such as automotive, electronics, general industry, consumer goods, e-commerce/retail and healthcare. The KUKA Group is headquartered in Augsburg, Germany.

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CONTACT: Simon Whitton — Senior VP of Sales & Marketing – KUKA, North America

1 (586) 465-8963

Simon.whitton@kuka.com

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