Flow International, Kuka Robot Group form strategic alliance

Alliance combines Flow's waterjet technologies with Kuka's automation systems.

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Flow International Corp. (Kent, Wash., USA), a developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) waterjet technology, on April 15 announced the formation of a strategic alliance with KUKA Robot Group (Augsburg, Germnay), a global leader in robotic automation.

The relationship couples Flow International’s abrasive waterjet machining expertise with KUKA’s long-standing expertise in precise robotic manipulation to benefit manufacturers seeking increased production requirements.

“This alliance between Flow and KUKA helps assure we address the important production and advanced segments of our marketplace,” said Charley Brown, president and CEO of Flow International. “This expands our process and robotic applications.”

“KUKA is honored to be selected by Flow to provide high accuracy robotic technology for the future growth of robotic water jet cutting applications,” said Stuart Shepherd, president of KUKA.