KUKA Systems has launched two advanced technologies that will be useful in the automobile industry.
The two new technologies were developed in-house with help from a European automobile manufacturer. The two new applications that KUKA has introduced are named SAM and HRK.
SAM is an injectable acoustic insulating compound which can be used in the automobile industry for providing sound proofing in vehicles. This compound when used as acrylate acoustic compound by a robotic cell provides unmatched sound proofing which does not need manual adjustments like the conventional bitumen or butyl mats. The robotic cell is made up of three KUKA KR 30 L16 industrial robots that perform the task of coating the doors and other automobile parts with SAM. This automatic system for applying the sound proofing system is capable of adjusting itself to vehicles of all types and models. The next product that was introduced by KUKA is the HRK, an advanced application process for wax and corrosion protection. The application is made with the help of a dual, automated sweep which is able to cover a bigger area taking a less amount of time. The cleaning is done by an in-line nozzle that uses water and cleaning fluid and the whole process is environment friendly.
The product group manager at KUKA explained that there is a need for sophisticated bonding processes by composite materials in the future. He added that there was a good scope for automatic application technologies for sealants and adhesives in various industries where precision and speed of application played an important role.