Kassow Robots, a startup which launched a new collaborative robot last year, has adding ports into its machines to provide integration with end-of-arm tools.
The Danish robot manufacturer, which develops and produces its 7-axis collaborative robots in Copenhagen, says the ports provide “easy connection of end-of-arm tool directly to a Kassow Robot without cable on the outside of the robot”.
Dieter Pletscher, head of sales at Kassow Robots, says: “All our cobots have three ports with various I/Os and power supply signals. Two of the ports are for digital or analogue input/output.
“The third port and the ‘free drive button’ are really special features. The third port enables a direct Data / Ethernet connection with the controller.
“This way, our customers can for example connect camera solutions or Modbus TCP directly to the robot via the intelligent end-of-arm tool interface. The cable consequently does not have to be led along the outside of the robot arm.”
In addition to three I/O ports, cobots from Kassow Robots now also feature a “free drive button” at the end-of-arm tool.
This innovation means the robot “can be moved freely to its desired position without a control panel”, and individual positions are saved automatically.
Pletscher says: “This opens up a new realm of possibilities when programming the waypoints.”
Alexander Bürkle, a electrical wholesaler and technology provider with a 100-year history, headquartered in Freiburg, Germany, has become a partner for Kassow Robots and will present the KR810 and its new features at the Smart Production Solutions 2019 event, which takes places from 26 to 28 November, in Nuremberg, Germany.
Visitors to SPS Smart Production Solutions in Nuremberg can also take a closer look at the new technical features at Alexander Bürkle’s booth.
Dieter Pletscher says: “We are pleased that our newest partner is already presenting one of our cobots at this year’s SPS in hall 6, booth 204.”
Pletscher adds that Alexander Bürkle “is well-known for excellent automation solutions and has ideal links to industrial companies not only in South West Germany”.