Kassow Robots, a developer of 7-axis cobots for machine tending, material handling, and related applications, has partnered with BlueBay Automation (Nashville, Tennessee, USA), an industrial automation solutions provider.
In applications with extremely tight spaces, robotic solutions are seldomly feasible. However, the Kassow Robots KR series of 7-axis lightweight collaborative robots enables BlueBay Automation customers to efficiently navigate light manufacturing operations in a wide variety of industries and applications including machine tending, palletizing, welding, automotive, packaging, and electronics.
“Our broad product portfolio of 7-axis cobots and BlueBay Automation’s integration capabilities and extensive robot experience will help customers combat common industrial challenges, such as difficult retrofits, labor shortages, and continuous improvement efforts,” says Dieter Pletscher, the head of global sales at Kassow Robots.
The KR series of 7-axis lightweight cobots provides a reach of about 3–6 feet (850–1800 mm) and payloads around 11–40 pounds (5–18 kg) to automate a variety of physically demanding and/or repetitive tasks. Additionally, each joint offers speed (225 degrees per second) to keep up with applications such as pick-and-place tasks, quality inspection, and palletizing.
“We have been following our collaborative robot competitors closely as the market matures, and Kassow Robots’ 7th axis is a differentiator for overcoming payload and speed limitations,” says Pierre de Giorgio, CEO of BlueBay Automation. “All of Kassow Robots’ significant competitive advantages have set them apart from the rest of the market, so we wanted to get in on the ground level and become part of this story.”
Flexible software programming and Kassow’s seventh axis enable continuous dispensing, welding, and material removal applications regardless of access angle, without the need to reorient the arm. The cobots are perfect for limited-space retrofits and a strong addition to BlueBay Automation’s flexible automation, robotics, motion control, and IIoT solutions.
Meet Kassow Robots and BlueBay Automation at Booth 1452 at Automate, June 6–9 in Detroit.