Industrial Control Adds Kassow Robots to Its Portfolio of Robotic Partners

The distribution specialist said Kassow's cobots are easy to install and integrate into a customer's operations.

Kassow Robots

A Kassow cobot at work.
Kassow Robots will now be sold in more locations thanks to its new partnership with systems integrator Industrial Control.

Kassow Robots, a developer of 7-axis cobots for machine tending, material handling, and related applications, has partnered with Industrial Control, a factory automation distribution specialist with over 46 years of experience.

Zeeland, Mich.-based Industrial Control said it sells over $12 million in automation components and solutions annually in the state of Michigan. The company’s other robotic partners include Epson Robots, Mobile Industrial Robots, Asyril, Intelligent Actuator Inc., Solomon, Nachi Robotic Systems, and Shunk.

“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.”

Kassow’s collaborative robots include:

  • The KR810, which has a payload of 10kg (22 lb.) and a reach of 850mm (33 in.)
  • The KR1018, which has a payload of 18kg (39 lb.) and reach of 1,000mm (39 in.)  
  • The KR1205, which has a payload of 5kg (11 lb.) and reach of 1200mm (47 in.)
  • The KR1410, which has a payload of 10kg (22 lb.) and reach of 1400mm (55 in.)
  • The KR1805, which has a payload of 5kg (11 lb.) and a reach of 1800mm (70 in.)

Training opportunities

Copenhagen, Denmark-based Kassow said its partnership with Industrial Control can help close skill gaps and provide engineers, technicians, and operators opportunities to learn how to use its robots. Industrial Control provides training to show workers how to use autonomous systems.

“Adding Kassow Robots’ lightweight cobots to our portfolio offers terrific opportunities for our customers,” said 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,” he added.

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 company said.

The 7th axis enables continuous dispensing, welding, and material removal applications regardless of access angle, without the need to reorient the arm.

Kassow and Industrial Control will have booths at the Advanced Manufacturing Expo in Grand Rapids, Mich. later this month from Aug. 11 to 12. Kassow will be at Booth 700 and Industrial Control will be at Booth 712.

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A Kassow cobot at work.

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