KUKA receives $2.8 million order

By staff November 3, 2005

KUKA Robotics Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial robots, announced it has received a $2.8 million purchase order from Grenzebach Corp. of Newnan, GA for 31 heavy payload KUKA robots. Grenzebach, a KUKA systems partner, plans to use the 31 KUKA KR 500 robots in a multi-plant project it is developing for a major glass manufacturer.

“Grenzebach continues to lead the industry with flexible automation for the glass industry and KUKA is proud to be a part of their success,” said Joe Campbell, director of strategic alliances for KUKA Robotics Corp. “Our robots coupled with Grenzebach’s process expertise are giving glass manufacturers the flexibility and productivity they’ve been demanding.”

“KUKA’s advanced mechanical and controls designs are critical to our applications,” said Stefan Grenzebach, CEO and president of Grenzebach Corp. “The flexibility, reliability and performance of the KUKA robots make them the ideal choice for this demanding project.”

The KUKA KR 500 6-axis robots being used in Grenzebach’s project have a high payload capacitiy of up to 570 kg. They feature a polished and primed surface of castings, multilevel 2-K-lacquer-finish, stainless sheet metal covers and mounting material, inline wrists without dust-sealing and modified seals to avoid abrasion. The robots can be mounted on the floor or ceiling and also feature integrated energy supply systems to reduce floor space.