November 12, 2012      

ESAB is pleased to announce its partnership with KUKA Robotics to create products and services for robotic arc welding customers.

ESAB is one of the largest manufacturers of welding and cutting equipment and welding filler metals. ESAB?s Automation Process Center in Florence, SC has over $2 million dollars of equipment on display ready to weld heavy and light duty applications. ESAB provides training, seminars and weld development for everything from sub-arc to hybrid laser-arc welding.

“Our relationship with KUKA will enable us to create products and services that offer greater value and solutions to the robotic arc welding customers and make our automation facility even more capable of providing wide-ranging services and solutions to the welding community,? said George Learmonth, VP of ESAB Automation.

KUKA robots are utilized in a diverse range of industries including automotive, aerospace, foundry, and metal forming and fabricating, as well as multiple applications including material handling, machine loading, welding, bending, joining, and surface finishing. KUKA robots range from 5kg to 1300kg payloads, and 635mm to 3900mm reach, all controlled from a common PC based controller platform.

“The establishment of our relationship with ESAB is important for KUKA Robotics to support the growth of the robotic welding business in the United States, and an exciting collaboration to bring world-class robotic welding technologies to the market” said James Cooper, Vice President Sales & Marketing KUKA Robotics US.