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KUKA Robots for Food Use.

KUKA Welding Systems and Robot Ltd have adapted their range of standard robots for use on food production lines.

Their robots can be equipped with accessories to perform a variety of tasks, such as meat cutting, printing identification details on products or end-of-line packaging.

To meet the industry's stringent standards, the robots are housed in easy-to-clean stainless steel cabins with glass windows and doors. The robot arm, which works through an opening in the side of the cabin, is partially covered with a removable, protective and flexible hose.

KUKA's Windows-based KCP control panel and KR C1 robot controller are also contained within the cabin and can be programmed to suit any customer-defined application.

KUKA of Hereward Rise, Halesowen, West Midlands, tel:0121-585 0800 have recently installed one of their standard cells in a meat processing plant at Rudshogda in Norway Norway Meat are currently using a standard robot to cut 225 sides of pork an hour. This robot cuts a carcass more accurately and produces less waste than the traditional manual method, they tell us.
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Date:Aug 1, 2000
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