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Welding transfer line
Welding transfer line

1971 Europe’s first welding transfer line with robots

The system delivered to Daimler-Benz AG, for the manufacture of side panels, marks the start of a new chapter for KUKA welding technology. This first robotic system uses five-axis robots made by the US firm, Unimation.

Contemporary backdrop

1971: Invention of the microprocessor.

1971: The first pocket calculator from Texas Instruments masters the four basic arithmetical operations and weighs over 1 kg.

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