The robotics division of Kuka has received what the company describes as “a major new order in the double-digit million euro range” from a German premium car manufacturer.
The framework agreement with the Daimler encompasses the supply of multiple industrial robots of the KR Quantec generation and the integrated KR C4 controller, as well as robots from the KR Fortec heavy-duty series.
The robots will be used primarily for joining and handling applications in body-in-white production.
Body in white, or BIW, refers to the stage in automotive design or automobile manufacturing in which a car body’s sheet metal components have been welded together.
The orders received resulting from this contract will be booked in accordance with the volumes called off by the customer.
Deliveries will commence in 2018, says Kuka.
Dr Till Reuter, CEO of Kuka, says: “We are delighted that our long-standing customer is increasing its commitment to technology from Augsburg.
“This framework agreement is a measure of recognition for our innovative technologies and products.”