Kuka Roboter awards Nexans Motionline cables contract

Cable company Nexans has been awarded a €1.6m contract by German company Kuka Roboter to supply its specialised Motionline robotic cables for use in the construction of sophisticated 3D industrial robots.

The new contract for 2011 continues the close cooperation and partnership between the two companies that saw the Nexans factory based in Nuremberg, Germany, deliver more than 180km of robotic cables to Kuka in 2010.

A wide range of Motionline power, control and bus cables will be used by Kuka in a variety of demanding torsion and chain cable applications to deliver high-performance and reliability, even while being subjected to multi-axis twisting and flexing and high accelerations.

Typical applications for the Motionline cables will include welding and assembly robots used across all stages of automotive production, as well as machine tending, processing, production-line pick and place and palletising applications.