KUKA and the Oktoberfest – typically Bavarian

The smell of roasted almonds, the Ferris wheel and a mug with a liter of beer is immediately in your mind when you think of the Oktoberfest. But what does KUKA have to do with it?

Tradition and modern times

Tomorrow at 12 o’clock noon on the dot: As soon as the “0’zapft is” sounds across Munich’s Theresienwiese, the Oktoberfest 2018 will be opened and Barvaria’s fifth season can begin. This year, the world’s largest folk festival takes place for the 185th time. In 2017 alone, the Oktoberfest attracted 6.2 million visitors from all over the world, who quenched their thirst with 7.7 million liters of beer. The culinary offer of the Oktoberfest also knows how to convince. Last year, about 146 oxen, 510,000 chickens and countless Bavarian Sausages were eaten.

And what does KUKA have to do with it?

Sensitive Robotik – Der LBR iiwa unterstützt beim Weißbier ausschenken.

Sensitive Robotics – The LBR iiwa supports the pouring of “Weißbier”.

KUKA is also characterized by tradition and modern times. Since 1898, the company has stood for innovation from Bavaria. It is therefore no wonder that our robots are dedicated to Bavarian customs care. A welcome guest at any trade fair is “Bier Paulii”, for example.

The lightweight “Weißbier” dispensing robot LBR iiwa would certainly also look good on the “Weißbier” carousel at the Oktoberfest.

A real Bavarian also knows how to handle Bavarian Sausages the correct way. So does the KUKA KR QUANTEC: At a Bavarian food manufacturer, the robot palletizes Bavarian Sausage cans at the highest quality. As you can see: KUKA robots combine tradition and modern times.

Equipped with a multifunctional gripper, the KR QUANTEC automates the pallet-izing of Bavarian Sausage cans.

Oktoberfest waitress with high load capacity

The main requirements to quench the thirst of Oktoberfest guests are strength and endurance. The world record in carrying beer mugs lies at an unbelievable number of 25 full one liter mugs at a distance of 40 meters. Weight: 57.15 kilograms. No problem for our robots. With their high payload and reach, they would have easily met qualifications for Oktoberfest waitresses.

Robotic Sausage Palletizing in the Bavarian Food Industry

Here you can find more automation solutions from KUKA.

Source header picture: iStock/AlexRaths

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