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  • powercell

    PowerCell automates fuel cell production with help from Semcon


    Image: PowerCell Swedish product development consultancy Semcon AB is expanding its partnership with fuel cell maker PowerCell, to help it scale up production by deploying robots and automation. The robots are being installed at PowerCell’s facility in Gothenberg, Sweden, following Semcon’s virtual simulations which visualize the entire production process. ...

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    China's GAC orders 430 Kuka robots plus cloud platform


    Image: Kuka AG Automated systems supplier Kuka, based in Augsburg, Germany, has taken an order from Chinese automaker GAC NE (New Energy) for 430 industrial robots. These will be deployed to build electric vehicles in this GAC Group division s new production plant in Guangzhou, for joining ...

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    BMW Group deploys computer tomography for prototype development


    Image: BMW BMW Group has introduced computer tomography at its pilot plant in the Research Innovation Center (FIZ), Munich: this involves robotized X-ray scanning of prototypes to enable faster analysis development and production. It has particular application for quality control, where it allows vehicles to ...

  • kuka.automotiveIT

    Industrial robot sales up 8 pc in 2015


    In 2015, China was the biggest market for industrial robots (Photo: Kuka) Sales of industrial robots rose 8 pc in 2015 to a record 240,000 units, according to the World Robotics Federation (IFR). The greatest demand was registered by the auto industry. "In the age of Industry 4.0, the ...

  • audi.automotiveIT

    At Audi plant, a new form of human-robot cooperation


    Audi plans to use new human-robot cooperation technology at more plants (Photo: Audi) There's nothing new about robots building a major part of the car, but Audi has introduced a new process that lets these robots cooperate more directly with human plant workers. The German premium car maker said ...

  • robots.automotiveIT

    Chinese robot density set to grow sharply


    Robots are in demand in China (Graphic: IFR) Starting from a low base, China is set to see a sharp increase in the use of robots in manufacturing, according the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). Today's 200,000 robots in Chinese plants are set to double to more than 400,000 ...

  • kuka.automotiveIT

    German robot maker Kuka expands in US


    Kuka is one of the world's biggest makers of industrial robots (Photo: Kuka) German industrial robot maker Kuka is boosting its presence in the US through the acquisition of the plant engineering business of privately owned Utica Companies. Utica is a Michigan-based welding equipment specialist with a focus on ...

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    Space robots come to Daimler


    Kuka is a major robotics supplier to the auto industry (Photo: Kuka) Daimler plans to deploy robots originally designed for use in outer space to help build cars on earth. The German premium car maker said it had signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Kuka, a large southern-German maker ...

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    Ford steps up quality drive, using laser robots for inspection


    Laser robots inspect the quality of a new Ford Focus built at the company’s Michigan Assembly plant (Photo: Ford) Ford hopes to boost quality through a major investment in robots that can check for problems using laser technology. The U.S. based carmaker said it is investing $100 million globally to ...