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KUKA receives order from Siemens Healthineers

The order encompasses the supply of customer-specific KUKA robots in the high payload range.

22 March 2018

KUKA has received a new order in the single-digit million euro range from Siemens Healthineers. The order encompasses the supply of customer-specific KUKA robots in the high payload range and was booked in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Siemens Healthineers, a leading global healthcare company in the Siemens Group, has opted for robot technology from KUKA in its development of the Siemens ARTIS pheno®. The robots are to be used in modern X-ray imaging.

In order to acquire the 3D CT images in the operating room itself, the robot moves an X-ray C-arm directly around the patient. With ARTIS pheno®, every patient receives the best possible treatment – with almost no limits in terms of size, constitution or positioning requirements.

The basis for these medical applications is the customer-specific KUKA robot, which leverages the special mechanical system and high stiffness of the KUKA QUANTEC series and, thanks to additional adaptations, offers outstanding preci-sion and safety. On account of these characteristics, KUKA robot systems find a wide variety of applications in the medical field.

“Our robotic assistance systems make us a leading technology supplier for customers in the medical engineering sector. Together with our partners, we develop application-specific solutions and thus increase patient safety,” says Michael Otto, Divisional Manager of KUKA Medical Robotics. “Beyond this, we aim to meet the high requirements of medical technology.”

“We are pleased that a leading global healthcare company has placed its trust in our innovative technology from Augsburg,” explains Dr. Till Reuter, CEO of KUKA AG. “At the same time, we are able to further expand our position in the growing medical technology market.”

About KUKA Medical Robotics

KUKA Medical Robotics offers a comprehensive portfolio for medical robotics and is shaping the future in this field with path-breaking technologies and high-tech products. From X-ray imagery to radiation therapy through to patient positioning, the medical sector benefits from KUKA’s many years of competence in the field of industrial robotics and automation. The team at KUKA Medical Robotics possesses an immense wealth of experience. It upgrades the robot components to meet the high demands of the medical sector for robot-based assistance systems for surgical procedures in the operating room, in diagnostics or as supportive partners in rehabilitation measures.


The LBR Med demonstrates great versatility in its applications – here for instance as an ultrasound robot

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