KUKA Robotics Selected by Grenzebach Corporation to Provide Robots for New High Speed Glass Stacker; New Automated Float Glass Stacker System Utilizing KUKA Robots Designed to Increase Stacking Efficiency and Flexibility

Kuka Robotics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of industrial robots, today announced it has been selected by Grenzebach Corporation of Newnan, Georgia to provide six-axis robots for Grenzebach's high speed glass stacker.

The new system will be the world's most flexible glass stacker. It is designed to automate glass manufacturer's stacking operations increasing their efficiency and flexibility while decreasing costs.

"We are very pleased that Grenzebach has decided to standardize on our high performance robots for their new system," said Joe Campbell, director of strategic alliances for KUKA Robotics Corporation. "This is an excellent example of how to leverage the inherent flexibility of industrial robots to transform a traditional process. With Grenzebach's expertise as a global manufacturer of float glass production equipment and our robots, glass manufacturers will finally have a flexible stacking solution they can count on."

"We selected KUKA Robotics for their best-in-class performance and reliability," said Stefan Grenzebach, CEO and president of Grenzebach Corporation. "KUKA robots are at the core of the stacker's flexibility, and will enable us to deliver a unique solution for float glass production. It was a simple choice."

The KUKA KR 240L210 6-axis robots being used with Grenzebach's high speed stacker system have payload capacities up to 210kg. They feature polished and primed surface of castings, multilevel 2-K-lacquer-finish, stainless sheet metal covers and mounting material, in-line 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.

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Date: 20 August 2005
Source: Businesswire.com

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