KUKA receives large order from Siemens Healthcare
In January 2011, KUKA received a large order for type KR 240 MED AX medical robots from Siemens Healthcare
The order value is in the higher single-digit millions of euro range. This contract will see about eight medical robots shipped to the customer every month over the course of this year. Siemens Healthcare and KUKA have been collaborating in the field of robot based medical systems since 2005.
KUKA robotics technology is increasingly being used for both diagnostics and therapeutics. Robots deliver significant advantages whenever very precise, tremor-free motion is required: The quality of the movements remains consistent and robots do not tire.
For KUKA, medical systems are a key growth market for new robotic applications. KUKA is increasing its focus on this area and intends to offer further innovations that set benchmarks.