KUKA Robotics is a global leader of robotic system manufacturing. Since building our first industrial robot in 1977 we have expanded and improved our products. We offer the development, production, and sale of industrial robots, controllers, software, linear units, and omniMove™ omni-directional motion platforms. Our robots improve product quality, reduce cost-intensive use of materials and lessen the consumption of dwindling energy resources.
Just a few decades ago, pallets were loaded by hand or by forklift. There was no fast method available for loading pallets quickly. Loading a pallet was a long drawn-out process that took time away from other factory processes. In 1948, Lamson Corp invented the first automatic palletizer, which automatically loaded pallets with goods. This system was extremely successful, and it was not long before many other manufacturing companies also used palletizers in their businesses.