The KUKA KR 1000 Titan is recognized as the world’s strongest robot by “Guinness World Records.” This robotic behemoth is ideally suited to the building materials, automotive and steel industries. It lifts and precisely moves payloads weighing up to 1,000 kg (2,204 pounds) and has a reach of 3.2 meters (10.5 feet). Its monolithic steel base frame dwarfs the control station posed here at its base. It has nine motors that together deliver the power of a midsize car. In axes one and three, two motors feed into a single gear unit; axis two is powered by two motors, each with its own gear unit. Tthe KUKA Titan operates with a static torque force of 60,000 Newton meters (44,254 pound-feet)! KUKA Robotics Corporation, with its parent company KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial robots with an annual production volume approaching 10,000 units and an installed base of over 80,000 units. The company’s five- and six-axis robots manipulate payloads ranging from 3 to 1,000 kilograms—all controlled from a common PCbased controller platform. For more information, visit www. kukarobotics.com.