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Articles By KUKA Robotics UK Ltd

    • Next level tool automation thanks to mobile robotics

      From price increases to shortages of skilled labour, industrial companies are under increasing pressure to meet demands for quality, volume and speed. In a pilot project, KUKA and HELLER (a producer of CNC machine tools) have developed a solution to these challenges, using a KUKA KMR CYBERTECH to load and unload machines automatically with tools and provide relief to employees.

    • Putting customers at the centre

      Connecting with customers, and driving customer-centric initiatives, are central to customer satisfaction, retention, and loyalty. Pre- and post-sale customer service plays an important role in generating a loyal customer base, which then itself becomes an extension of the brand, as association longevity is achieved and customers become brand ambassadors – advocates for our organisation, our products and solutions.

    • Automation revolution sweeps the food and beverage industry

      UK manufacturing has changed dramatically over the last few years. None more so than in the UK’s food & beverage industry, within which we are seeing a mini ‘automation revolution’, as the number of robots being installed increases exponentially year on year. While we may still be some way behind our European counterparts, the gap is closing rapidly; currently, the integration within the UK food & beverage sector is second only to the UK automotive industry.

    • Nothing like the outdoors!

      The season of grills and gardens has begun. There is a strong trend towards outdoor kitchens. In Bissendorf, Germany, the start-up “” has revolutionised the joy of grilling and cooking outdoors, making it an all-weather affair. Here, a KUKA robot has risen to become a celebrated “star” in production.

    • Automation and robot technology are sustaining operational longevity in F&B, in the wake of continued labour shortages

      The growth of the F&B industry has grown exponentially in recent years, gaining on more ‘traditional’ manufacturing sectors. Currently the second largest sector, behind automotive, the UK F&B industry has been under increasing pressure, as manufacturers grapple with challenges delivered as a result of the pandemic, and departure from the EU that have impacted skilled labour pools.

    • Fragile freight: palletizing chicken eggs with the KR QUANTEC

      Farmers all over the world automate egg palletizing with Meggson. This is because the robot-based systems that the Dutch company designs and builds make up to 108,000 eggs per hour ready for travel and protect the health of employees.

    • KR AGILUS climbs to new heights

      Skyline Robotics has succeeded in automating window washing for the world’s skyscrapers – a task that has been done manually for over 100 years.

    • Robotics & automation in the dairy industry

      Robot process automation is delivering several advantages across industry. Most notably cost savings and productivity gains, as manufacturers strive to establish competitive advantage. Such returns are being achieved en masse, in what we consider ‘conventional’ manufacturing scenarios. Though as the benefits of automation and robotics come to the fore, their use, within industries away from the conventional, is increasing.

    • 200 not out

      As Connectivity reaches 200 issues, we take a quick look at where our strategic partners sit in the Industry 4.0 landscape, what factors are driving them forwards, and also what milestones they’ve achieved in getting to where they are today.

    • Stronger, faster, more productive. The future of welding

      Applications for robotic welding in non-automotive sectors are coming to the fore. This report explains the range of operations that robots can perform, from arc welding to WAAM additive manufacturing, displays the range of KUKA robots adapted for welding, and how KUKA supports manufacturers and the education sector.

    • Shake it! World-class bartender and robot in cocktail duel

      One of the top acrobatic bartenders in the world competes against Makr Shakr, the most advanced system for robotic cocktail-making, powered by KUKA. It’s an extraordinary duel in front of the world-famous Milan Cathedral. Who will succeed in creating the perfect drink?


      The KR CYBERTECH nano ARC product family is optimised for continuous-path applications such as arc welding and the application of adhesives and sealants. The industrial robots offer ideal performance combined with a high power density – for maximum economy at low cost.

    • KUKA wins Red Dot Design Concept Award 2021

      Digitising construction sites sustainably: This is the goal behind the "KUKA NOX" concept study, which KUKA Corporate Research developed together with a Swiss design student. The mobile construction robot helps with measuring and drawing in on construction sites, making all important information accessible exactly where it is needed.

    • Ratio orders 20 new robots from KUKA as bartenders and baristas

      The robot café Ratio in Singapore has been relying on KUKA's automation expertise since 2019. Now the company has ordered 20 new robot bartenders and baristas to expand its innovative offering to more cafés, restaurants and co-working offices.

    • Medical Tech Centre: KUKA KR QUANTEC

      Patient positioning, tumour irradiation with pinpoint accuracy or X-rays: robots with high payload capacities of 50 to 500 kilograms are ideal for heavy-duty medical applications and medical products.


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