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KUKA Robotics Receives $2.8 Million Purchase Order from Grenzebach Corporation; KUKA System Partner Orders 31 Heavy Payload KUKA Robots for Multi-Plant Plate Glass Stacking and Handling Project.

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- KUKA Robotics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of industrial robots, today announced it has received a $2.8 million purchase order from Grenzebach Corporation of Newnan, Georgia for 31 heavy payload KUKA robots. Grenzebach, a KUKA systems partner, plans to utilize the 31 KUKA KR 500 robots in a multi-plant project they are developing for a major glass manufacturer.

"Grenzebach continues to lead the industry with flexible automation for the glass industry and KUKA is proud to be a part of their success," said Joe Campbell, director of strategic alliances for KUKA Robotics Corporation. "Our robots coupled with Grenzebach's process expertise are giving glass manufacturers the flexibility and productivity they've been demanding."

"KUKA's advanced mechanical and controls designs are critical to our applications," said Stefan Grenzebach, CEO and president of Grenzebach Corporation. "The flexibility, reliability and performance of the KUKA robots make them the ideal choice for this demanding project."

The KUKA KR 500 6-axis robots being used in Grenzebach's project have a high payload capacitiy of up to 570 kg. They feature a polished and primed surface of castings, multilevel 2-K-lacquer-finish, stainless sheet metal covers and mounting material, in-line wrists without dust-sealing and modified seals to avoid abrasion. The robots can be mounted on the floor or ceiling and also feature integrated energy supply systems to reduce floor space.

Grenzenbach Corporation, with its parent company Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH, is a global manufacturer of production equipment for the flat glass and construction material industries. The North American facility was opened in 1988 in Newnan, Georgia to intensify the contact with various important market sectors in the USA. The company is staffed with full sales, engineering and construction teams to service its customers. More information on the company and its products can be found on its web site at www.grenzebach.com.

KUKA Robotics Corporation, with its parent company KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg, Germany, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial robots, with an annual production volume approaching 10,000 units, and an installed base of over 60,000 units. The company's 5 and 6 axis robots range from 3kg to 500kg payloads, and 635mm to 3700mm reach, all controlled from a common PC based controller platform. KUKA robots are utilized in a diverse range of industries including the appliance, automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, logistics, food, pharmaceutical, medical, foundry and plastics industries and in multiple applications including material handling, machine loading, assembly, packaging, palletizing, welding, bending, joining, and surface finishing. For more information contact KUKA Robotics at 866-873-5852 or online at www.kukarobotics.com.

The KUKA logo is a registered trademark of KUKA Roboter GmbH. KUKA and KUKA KR 500 are trademarks of KUKA Roboter GmbH. All other trademarks are owned by their respective companies.
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