January 22, 2013
ESAB, Florence, S.C., has partnered with KUKA Robotics to create products and services for robotic arc welding customers.
“Our relationship with KUKA will enable us to create products and services that offer greater value and solutions to the robotic arc welding customers and make our automation facility even more capable of providing wide-ranging services and solutions to the welding community,” said George Learmonth, vice president of ESAB Automation.
KUKA robots are used in a number of industries, including automotive, aerospace, foundry, and metal forming and fabricating, as well as for material handling, machine loading, welding, bending, joining, and surface finishing. They range from 5-kg to 1,300-kg payloads, and 635-mm to 3,900-mm reach, all controlled from a common PC-based controller platform.
“The establishment of our relationship with ESAB is important for KUKA Robotics to support the growth of the robotic welding business in the United States, and an exciting collaboration to bring world-class robotic welding technologies to the market,” said James Cooper, vice president of sales and marketing, KUKA Robotics US.