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KUKA becomes helicopter partner

KUKA becomes helicopter partner

Aerospace Solutions made by KUKA Systems

KUKA Systems selected as supplier partner for Bell 525 Relentless production line

Sterling Heights, MI – Augsburg, Germany, July 10, 2012 – Bell Helicopters has named KUKA Systems, the global leader in assembly line design, as its supplier partner for developing the manufacturing line for the new Bell 525 Relentless super medium-class commercial helicopter. „The production line will assemble the entire airframe – from „nose cone to tail cone“ „, says Robert Reno, Group Vice President, Aerospace Division, KUKA Systems Corporation North America.

„We“re honored Bell has chosen us as a partner for this category-defining project. In future, the industry will regard this assembly line as a world class, technical manufacturing solution,“ says Lawrence A. Drake, CEO of KUKA Systems Group. „It also demonstrates how KUKA Systems is coming on strong as the aerospace industry“s premier supplier of advanced production concepts. This project leverages our world-leading expertise in building partly or fully automated assembly lines for automotive, aerospace and other industries with our specialized knowledge of aerospace manufacturing.“

„Design and engineering work is under way for the Bell 525 Relentless production line. „When the design is finalized and all tooling and processes are confirmed the Bell 525 should become the second largest line KUKA Systems has built in the North American aerospace sector“, says Reno. The largest is the Integrated Assembly Line being built for Northrop Grumman Corporation to construct the fuselage of the F35-II joint strike fighter program. The success of that project already has earned KUKA Systems Supplier of the Year honors from Northrop Grumman.

The Bell 525 Relentless will be a hybrid of composite material and metal, requiring different processes and tooling. The line is scheduled for setup in Bell“s Amarillo, TX, plant. Bell has said it hopes to have the 525 certified shortly after that.
The „Bell 525 Relentless“ will have a maximum gross weight of 18,000 pounds plus, and will be capable of carrying up to 16 passengers at a top speed of 260 kilometers an hours (161.5/mph) for distances up to 740 kilometers (460 miles). It“s destined to become the largest civil helicopter Bell has ever built.

Bildrechte: Source: Bell Helicopters / Bell 525 Relentless

About KUKA Systems
KUKA Systems is an international supplier of flexible automation systems for the Automotive, Aerospace, Energy and Technology Solutions segments. Some 3,500 employees worldwide work on ideas, concepts and solutions for automated production and the provision of products and services for virtually all tasks in the industrial processing of metallic and non-metallic materials.
In the Technology Solutions segment, KUKA Systems supplies solutions for all aspects of joining, assembly and handling. The process technologies, which include numerous types of welding, bonding, cutting and press automation, are constantly being developed and refined to produce independent solutions for manufacturing industry.
The range is presented and marketed internationally via the subsidiaries and sales offices in Europe, America and Asia. KUKA Systems recorded an order volume of around 850.7 million euro for the 2011 business year.

Kontakt:
KUKA Systems GmbH
Markus Meier
Blücherstrasse 144
86165 Augsburg
+49 821 797-2483
marketing@kuka.de
http://www.kuka-systems.com

English Press Releases

German Quality in China

German Quality in China

KUKA Systems Energy Solutions at SNEC PV Power Expo

KUKA Systems to showcase the complete solar automation building kit

Augsburg-based automation specialist and system integrator KUKA Systems GmbH is participating in this year“s international exhibition and conference for the solar industry and photovoltaics in Shanghai, the SNEC PV Power Expo 2012. It is one of the biggest events for the photovoltaic sector in Asia and is used by more than 2000 international companies as a platform for presenting the latest trends and solutions. At Booth 530 in Hall E3 from 16 to 18 May 2012, KUKA Systems will be exhibiting products and solutions for the automated production of photovoltaic modules.

Quality is the keyword at the PV Power Expo in Shanghai. KUKA Systems offers a variety of individually engineered solutions for the automated manufacture of crystalline photovoltaic modules. The systems for monitoring the process steps and for quality assurance enable the module manufacturers to produce top-quality modules. The automation specialist impressively demonstrates how the wide-ranging automation building kit can also be used to produce solutions meeting individual customer requirements in the energy sector. The Augsburg-based technological leader is showcasing the entire spectrum of solutions, starting with the planning of individual manufacturing cells and process stations or complete lines and extending to the handover of turnkey systems for the assembly and quality inspection of solar modules.

KUKA Systems is a global supplier of fully or partly automated manufacturing systems to the photovoltaic industry, regardless of the type of PV modules to be produced or the size of the system. KUKA Systems“ know-how ranges from wafering and diverse handling tasks within production to the automation of complex manufacturing processes such as cell string test and layup, cross-soldering, a broad spectrum of quality test methods, or framing and packaging processes for the modules. This helps the manufacturers to strengthen their competitiveness. In the development and building of automated assembly lines for the solar industry, KUKA Systems draws on its decades of experience with the automation of production systems for the world“s leading automotive manufacturers.

About KUKA Systems
KUKA Systems is an international supplier of flexible automation systems for the Automotive, Aerospace, Energy and Industrial Solutions segments. Some 3,500 employees worldwide work on ideas, concepts and solutions for automated production and the provision of products and services for virtually all tasks in the industrial processing of metallic and non-metallic materials.
In the Industrial Solutions segment, KUKA Systems supplies solutions for all aspects of joining, assembly and handling. The process technologies, which include numerous types of welding, bonding, cutting and press automation, are constantly being developed and refined to produce independent solutions for manufacturing industry.
The range is presented and marketed internationally via the subsidiaries and sales offices in Europe, America and Asia. KUKA Systems recorded an order volume of around 850.7 million euro for the 2011 business year.

Kontakt:
KUKA Systems GmbH
Markus Meier
Blücherstrasse 144
86165 Augsburg
marketing@kuka.de
+49 821 797-2483
http://www.kuka-systems.com