The new robotic layer-forming palletizing solution uses a four-axis robot to positively orient and position cases or packages when forming layers on pallets.
The new robotic layer-forming palletizing solution uses a KR 40 PA four-axis robot to positively orient and position cases or packages when forming layers on pallets. The robot has a payload capacity of 40 kg and a reach up to 2091 mm. Its design features carbon-fiber composite materials, making it lightweight without sacrificing stiffness. KUKA Robotics www.kukarobotics.com
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey