Highly productive and versatile
The standardized, fully automated friction welding machine KUKA Picus 2 offers innovations for small-scale parts. This new machine generation, as successor to the customized KUKA RS 2, has a modular design and is a true all-round solution for various friction welding processes. In addition to the welding of valves for internal combustion engines, the field of application extends beyond the automotive industry to new applications in e-mobility and general industry. Picus 2 offers outstanding economic efficiency and maximum versatility through integrated robotic automation.
Energized by intelligent automation.
KUKA will accompany you along every single step in the electromobility process chain. From battery module & pack assembly lines to rotary friction welding equipment for the manufacture of battery contacts or battery housings with robot-guided friction stir welding, and from robotic systems for assembly and quality inspections with leak tests to the installation of battery packs in electric vehicles. As a reliable partner for all leading OEMs, KUKA bundles synergies from its expertise in mechanical engineering and new digital solutions for efficient and intelligent automation in the field of electromobility.
Discover KUKA’s range of services in the field of intelligent automation for electromobility:
Further options for friction welding with Picus 2
- Facing for component preparation
- Removal of the weld flash by turning or punching
- Component and customer-specific clamping tools
- Sensitive process axis with 12 kN forge force
- Active Travel Control (for minimizing length tolerances)
- Automation with cell interface
- OPC UA interface for I4.0
Perfect welding and easy handling thanks to innovative operation