July 28, 2022
Kassow Robots, which develops seven-axis cobots for machine tending, material handling, and other applications, has announced a partnership with Michigan-based Industrial Control, a factory automation distribution specialist.
The combination of Kassow’s KR series of seven-axis cobots and Industrial Control’s solutions will allow humans and robots to work together to more efficiently complete repetitive tasks, and those that require high accuracy, such as quality assurance, the companies said.
“Industrial Control is a perfect partner for intelligent robotic solutions,” said Dieter Pletscher, head of global sales at Kassow Robots. “To ensure success, their team utilizes the combined expertise of engineers, factory support, and partners like us to provide automation solutions, products, and training.”
Both companies said the partnership can help advance automation manufacturing and close the skills gap by providing engineers, technicians, and operators with valuable experience through IC’s training and Kassow’s flexible software programming.
“Adding Kassow Robots’ lightweight cobots to our portfolio offers terrific opportunities for our customers,” said Mark Ermatinger, CEO at Industrial Control. “The cobots are easy to use and quick to integrate for manufacturing operations in the medical, semiconductor, and electronics industries. The KR series’ payload, reach, speed, and ability to work safely with humans can help increase automation adoption at both small- and medium-sized companies.”
Kassow’s KR series provide a reach of between three and six feet (850 to 1,800 mm), and support payloads between 11 and 40 lbs. (between 5 to 18 kg), automating several different tasks. The seventh acix enables for continuous dispensing, welding, and material removal applications regardless of access angle, without the need to reorient the arm, Kassow said.
Founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, Kassow designs and manufactures the seven-axis lightweight collaborative robots as well as simple programming techniques. Earlier this year, Bosch Rexroth became the company’s new majority owner, with founder Kristian Kassow now the co-owner, and CEO of Kassow Robots. For more details on the company, visit the Kassow Robots website here. For more information on Industrial Control, visit its website here.