Kuka's Titan robot wins Red Dot Award for Product Design

As Kuka celebrates its 35th anniversary in the UK, the European robot manufacturer has won another accolade for the Titan six-axis industrial robot. The giant robot, which has a 1000kg payload capacity and reach of more than 4m, has been awarded a prestigious Red Dot Award for Product Design.

Judges from Germany's Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen praised Kuka's engineering team for producing a heavy-duty robot that creatively combined a robust, sleek design with nimble features. Its muscular appearance not only visually reflected a powerful physique, but also conveyed the impression of a flexible and agile workhorse, devoid of excess weight, the panel concluded.

Specially designed to automate a wide variety of heavy duty handling tasks, the Titan is used primarily in the automotive, glass, construction and foundry sectors. It has a working envelope of 78m3.

Kuka's anniversary year will be marked with a number of events, which begin with a system partners' day at its Halesowen headquarters on 28 and 29 January 2009. The open days will include robot demonstrations and tours of Kuka's assembly hall and training facilities.

For more information, call Jane Thompson on +44 (0)121 585 0800 or email sales@kuka.co.uk.

KUKA Systems UK Ltd

Hereward Rise
Halesowen
B62 8AN
UNITED KINGDOM

+44 (0)121 585 0800

sales@kuka-systems.co.uk

www.kuka.co.uk

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