KUKA Success Story

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ProGlove´s Solution for the Manufacturing Industry

As an innovation leader in Industry 4.0, KUKA is working hand in hand with ProGlove to make its production more efficient. The collaboration between KUKA and ProGlove is an important step to the factory of the future.

In a manufacturing environment, timing and speed is everything when scanning multiple parts in a limited amount of time. Workers need to transfer the correct materials, while maintaining accuracy in documenting every step of the process.

SUBSTANTIAL RESULT: Workers are able to optimize assembly sequences

and achieve uninterrupted movement between sequencing stations. While speed increases up to 4 seconds per scan, every step of the process becomes hands-free, providing the worker a safer and more ergonomic working experience.

Manufacturing process managers are persistently innovating towards zero: zero time wasted, zero errors and zero complexity. By integrating ProGlove wearable scanners into manufacturing processes, workers are able to transfer–hands-free–the correct materials in time, while guaranteeing quantity accuracy.

For us, the factory of the future is a smart factory – in other words, the human remains the focal point of operations and is supported by the robot. The cooperation between ProGlove and KUKA is an important step for us toward this factory of the future.

Markus Hirschmann

Head of Logistics Operations plant Augsburg, KUKA, Germany


KUKA is a leading supplier of intelligent automation solutions worldwide and offers tailor-made automation solutions for industry, including industrial robots as a mobile solution for Industry 4.0.

KUKA Challenge

Working with conventional hand-held scanners caused a lot time-consuming disruptions at KUKA– especially when loading carriers with the manipulator. The time needed to catch a grip on a scanner alone, caused undesirable delays at shipping and receiving centers.

ProGlove Solution

When KUKA introduced ProGlove to enable hands-free scanning, they experienced a direct impact towards optimizing tighter workflows. ProGlove erased the handling time for their scanners and integrated documentation as an intuitive part of their workflows, so that there were less and less delays caused by time to scan.

The ProGlove Effect @scale

Since 2017, KUKA has used ProGlove in its incoming goods department, the Kanban assembly supply, and shipments units.

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