From KUKA Automation and Robots NV in Houthalen we received an order for engineering a turnkey delivery of a robot tool. KUKA is a subsidiary of KUKA Systems GmbH and KUKA Roboter GmbH in Augsburg. The company designs, builds and supplies pressing tools and flexible automation installations mainly for the automotive sector and various supply companies. The projects that we undertake for KUKA are mostly specialised applications for robots. The robot tool that we supply is intended for welding in the production of mudguard parts for private cars. These are placed manually on the assembly trestle and are centred using guide bars and stops. Using pneumatic cylinders, the grasper (robot hand) on the KUKA robot arm picks up mudguard parts and positions them on the assembly trestle. The welding robot manipulates in such a way that the welding nuts that are fed are welded precisely in the right places on the mudguard parts. The project activities of VIRO entail the entire spectrum, from the concept all the way through to the testing and delivery at KUKA in Houthalen.