KUKA Roboter has a world champion
The company launches a world first with its new robot, KR 1000 titan
9 May 2007
KUKA Roboter knows the challenges facing both people and machines and understands its customers’ requirements. Only by knowing today what the market will need tomorrow can the company develop ideas to meet these needs: working ideas that break all the records. With the KR 1000 titan, the company has succeeded in producing not only a heavyweight champion, but also a real technological all-rounder combining payload, reach and precision thanks to an innovative drive concept.
There are many great locations for a company to present its latest development. But for the “titan”, the world’s strongest robot, there was only one place that could do justice to its unique qualities: a power plant! And so KUKA Roboter celebrated the world premiere of its latest product in the historic power plant in Rottweil, in the presence of customers, journalists and prominent guests.
The guests were not only able to admire the new heavyweight champion, but also worked as a team to help the robot set a world record. And who better to coordinate such a team than handball world championship trainer Heiner Brand?
Weight for weight was loaded by the team members onto the KUKA titan’s dumbbell bar, which it had to lift until the thousand-kilo mark was reached and its world-beating achievement was honored with a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
In addition to the record-breaking performance and an impressive stage show with dancers and acrobats, there was also plenty of information about the heavy-duty champion – given by the very people who have accompanied the robot from the outset through its development phase of over a year. The KUKA titan brought along not only its development team but also a large contingent of KUKA representatives, who talked with interested guests about the motivation for the new development, its technical data and practical advantages.