By the Austrian manufacturing site of MAGNA, at Lebring, they will implement a fully automated ladder frame production line for the electric variant of SUV. The technological player that has been entrusted in the third 2021-quarter with the design, delivery and assembly of everything is KUKA.
The design sees as protagonist Innovative welding technologies: the components, some of which are very large, are welded together automatically in various stations on the state-of-the-art KUKA arc welding system. In the future, several KUKA robots will take over the welding of the front and rear structure, as well as the machining in the ZSB line and in the finish. KUKA’s powerful KR 1000 titan robot is used for component handling in the ZSB line. The special feature of this new system: the use of innovative welding technology that is perfectly adapted to the new needs and production processes of electromobility.
The words by the CEO of Kuka Systems, Gerald Mies: «Electromobility requires special welding technologies, for which KUKA already has the appropriate automation solutions in its repertoire. We have a longstanding successful cooperation with MAGNA Presstec, which we are further expanding with this important future topic».

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