As part of an on-going commitment to providing industry leading quality, service and reliability, Knelson recently commissioned an ABB model IRB2600ID robot supplied by ABB Robotics. The unit was commissioned in January and has quickly become a welcome member of the production team.
As part of the unveiling ceremony, Knelson held a Name the Robot Contest and the winning entry was "WADE 554" which stands for Welding And Drilling Employee. The "554" is WADE’s employee number. Kurt Knabe; Production Manager (on left in photo) announced the winner of the contest who was Chad Van Den Berg (on right in photo) who works in the Assembly Department. WADE will be used primarily in the production of high volume manufactured parts where his skill set can provide world-class quality, precision and repeatability.
So, the next time you are replacing an original wear part in your Knelson Concentrator, chances are that WADE had a "hand" in producing it!
Kurt Knabe, Production Manager (left) & Chad Van Den Berg, Assembly Department (right)
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