Factory Automation Partner Industrial Control Strengthens Kassow Robots’ Solutions and Education Platform
Many applications in manufacturing still require a human touch. The combination of Kassow Robots’ KR series of 7-axis cobots and Industrial Control’s solutions allows humans and robots to work together to efficiently complete repetitive tasks and those that require the highest accuracy, such as quality assurance.
Copenhagen / Kastrup, 28 July 2022 ● Kassow Robots, a developer of 7-axis cobots for machine tending, material handling, and related applications, has partnered with Industrial Control (Zeeland, Michigan, USA), a factory automation distribution specialist.
"Industrial Control is a perfect partner for intelligent robotic solutions," says Dieter Pletscher, the 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."
Finding skilled workers has become increasingly difficult. This partnership can advance automation manufacturing and help close the skills gap by providing engineers, technicians, and operators valuable experience through Industrial Control's training and Kassow Robots' flexible and easy-to-use software programming.
"Adding Kassow Robots' lightweight cobots to our portfolio offers terrific opportunities for our customers," says Mark Ermatinger, CEO of 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."
The 7-axis cobots provide a reach of about 3-6 feet (850-1800 mm) and payloads around 11-40 pounds (5-18 kg) to automate a variety of tasks. The 7th axis enables continuous dispensing, welding, and material removal applications regardless of access angle, without the need to reorient the arm.
Meet Kassow Robots (Booth 926) and Industrial Control (Booths 700 and 712) at the Advanced Manufacturing Expo, August 11-12 in Grand Rapids, MI.
About Kassow Robots: Founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, Kassow Robots designs and manufacturers 7-axis lightweight collaborative robots for industrial applications that are "strong, fast, simple." Its line of five 7-axis cobots offers a unique package of speed, power, and long reach. When combined with simple programming techniques, our cobots can help customers and integrators quickly and cost-efficiently perform complex automation tasks in machine tending, material handling, general automation, and related applications. Kassow Robots made its first public appearance in 2018. In late April 2022, Bosch Rexroth became the company's new majority owner. Founder Kristian Kassow is now co-owner and will continue to serve as CEO of Kassow Robots. For more information, visit www.kassowrobots.com.
About Industrial Control: Industrial Control was started by John and Doris Ermatinger in the 1970s. The company is dedicated to providing the best automation solutions and service to its customers, creating a measurable return on investments, and supplying the highest-quality products. For more details, visit www.industrialcontrol.com.