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Kuka agrees deal with Beet on IoT

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Kuka has agreed a deal with Beet Analytics as part of robot maker’s Industrie 4.0 strategy.

Kuka will now be able to offer Beet’s industrial IoT technology as another tool in their Industrie 4.0 eco-system and to offer Beet technology on Kuka solutions.

Ronny Chiang, president Beet analytics technology, says: “We are excited to work with Kuka, whose global industrial leadership in automation systems will further strengthen Beet’s presence in the global market. This will allow OEMs [original equipment manufacturers] to access Beet IoT solutions with a respected and established leader standing behind it.” 

With this technology Kuka says its customers will enjoy improved original equipment efficiency and will be able to lower maintenance costs by utilizing Beet’s predictive capabilities.

Larry Drake, CEO at Kuka Systems North America, says: “Leveraging Beet analytics’ proprietary technology, Kuka will create and offer completely new services and applications for customers, increasing their efficiency and improving productivity.”

Frank Klingemann, CEO of Kuka Systems Group, says: “Our experts are developing individual solutions for our customers to make the new business concepts as successful as possible.

“In addition to that, Kuka already offers the best solutions for the future and service-oriented business concepts for which digitalization and flexibility are the enablers.”

With this data transparency in the shop floor digital services, for example a higher cycle time and availability, for an increase of the costumer added value can be reached.