Danish startup Kassow Robots has started production of two new collaborative robots which the company recently added to its product portfolio.
The two new cobots are the KR 1410 and the KR 1805.
Kassow says the KR 1805 has an 1.80-metre robot arm, which gives it an “unrivalled reach in the cobot market”, and opens up completely new applications for customers in industry.
The robot’s 7th axis allows it to reach around corners, which means a single cobot can now look after all the stacking and labelling tasks for Euro-pallets, says Kassow.
The KR 1410 has a reach of 1.40 metres and a payload of 10 kilograms – a “strong combination” in the lightweight robotics market, according to Kassow.
This also opens up a wide range of applications for human-robot collaboration, including in sectors such as the metal industry where high payloads are essential.
The Kassow Robots product range now includes four 7-axis cobots:
- the KR 810 (reach 850 mm/payload 10kg) and KR 1205 (1200 mm/ 5kg), both introduced in 2019; and
- the two models currently launching – KR 1805 (1800 mm/ 5 kg) and KR 1410 (1400 mm/10 kg).
Dieter Pletscher, head of sales at Kassow Robots, says: “Strong, fast, simple – this has been our mission since we first introduced our company two years ago.
“All four models offer a unique combination of power and speed and are easy to operate. When it comes to reach, the KR1805 is king with its 1.80-metre arm. We are proud to be able to offer industrial customers this added value.”
Kristian Kassow, founder and CEO of Kassow Robots, says: “After first presenting our company in 2018 and introducing the first two models in 2019, we can now offer a strong product family of four cobots.
“For small and medium-sized enterprises, they are a strong, cost-efficient cobot package with almost infinite potential applications.”
Pletscher adds: “For SMEs, introducing or expanding the use of lightweight robotics solutions now really pays off. What is more, the cobots are programmed on an intuitive, user-friendly device, just like the tablets we all use at home.”
The cobots all have three ports, including a data/Ethernet connection to enable easy working. Data/Ethernet port enables wireless connection between the end-of-arm tool and the robot.
As the company announced in autumn 2019, Kassow fits all four cobot models with three ports as standard, with various I/Os and power supply signals. Two of the ports are for digital or analogue input/output. The third port enables a direct data/Ethernet connection with the controller.
This way, customers can, for example, connect camera solutions or Modbus TCP directly to the robot via the intelligent end-of-arm tool interface. This means that the cable does not have to run along the robot arm externally.
All cobots from the Danish manufacturer have an end-of-arm tool with a free drive button, making it easy to program waypoints.
Über Kassow Robots
Kassow Robots was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, is developing and manufacturing unique and efficient 7-axis lightweight robots for industrial applications. The company’s motto is “strong, fast, simple”. Its products offer speed and power, yet also have a long reach.
The robots’ user-friendliness provides businesses with greater flexibility, allowing SMEs without their own robotics specialists to achieve complex automation and programming cost-effectively and independently. What is more, the cobots are compact enough for use in confined spaces.
Two highly experienced robotics experts – Kristian Kassow as CEO and Dieter Pletscher as Head of Sales – are driving the company’s development.
After first presenting the company in 2018 and introducing the first two models in 2019, Kassow Robots now offers a “strong product family” of four cobots. It comprises the cobots:
- KR 810 (with a reach of 850 mm / a payload of 10 kg);
- KR 1205 (1200 mm / 5 kg);
- KR 1410 (1400 mm / 10 kg); and
- KR 1805 (1800 mm / 5 kg).
Main picture: Kassow’s new collaborative robot, KR1410