The employees at BMW's Dingolfing plant have a new, sensitive colleague. One that relieves them - especially in monotonous and physically demanding work: the lightweight robot LBR iiwa from KUKA. Where once a worker alone had to lift and attach heavy plate edges for the front axle transmission, he now works hand in hand with the robot colleague in the tightest of spaces. Without protective fences.
For this human-robot collaboration (MRK), KUKA Systems designed an extremely space-saving system with suspended mounting that could be integrated into the existing production line without having to be redesigned for it.