Kassow Robots Offers KR1805 Seven-Axis Cobot to North American Manufacturers

Kassow said its lightweight collaborative robot provides extended reach for a variety of industrial tasks.

Gibson Engineering

Gibson Engineering, a distributor of Kassow Robots, demonstrated depalletizing with a K1805 cobot and an OnRobot gripper.
Kassow Robots plans to show its KR1805 collaborative robot, which offers a long reach and moderate payload capacity for industrial applications, at Automate 2023.

Kassow Robots last week said it is presenting its KR1805 lightweight robot in North Ameria. The company said the seven-axis collaborative robot offers the longest reach in its KR series while maintaining a “considerable” payload capacity.

“The KR1805 is Kassow Robots’ king of reach, with the longest reach of any of our five high-performance cobots,” stated Dieter Pletscher, global sales manager at Kassow Robots. “That extra-long reach combined with seven degrees of freedom makes this cobot ideal for myriad industrial applications for North American manufacturers.”

Kassow Robots said it designs and manufacturers cobots that are “strong, fast, simple” for industrial applications. The Kastrup, Denmark-based company added that its line of five cobots can reach up to 1,800 mm (70.8 in.) and payloads of as much as 18 kg (39.6 lb.), offering “a unique package of speed, power, and reach.”

KR1805 cobot designed to be 'strong, fast, simple'

The KR1805 has a payload of 5 kg (11 lb.) and a reach of 1,800 mm. This makes it suitable for precise and repetitive tasks that require long reach, such as machine tending, assembly, quality assurance, or pick-and-place tasks, according to Kassow Robots.

Kassow KR1805

The KR1805 has a reach of 1,800 mm and can handle a payload up to 5 kg. Source: Kassow Robots

The robot's seventh axis, or “wrist joint,” enables continuous dispensing, welding, and material removal applications, regardless of access angle, without the need to reorient the arm, said the company.

The seventh axis also gives the KR1805 a small footprint of 160 x 160 mm (6.2 x 6.2 in.). This provides “a huge advantage in maneuverability” and an increased range of motion for tasks such as bin picking, packaging tasks, and labeling, asserted Kassow.

The safety-compliant design allows the KR1805 to share a workspace with humans following a safety evaluation of the site where the system will be implemented, the company noted.

Weighing 38 kg (83.7 lb.), the cobot is easy to relocate to perform tasks in different areas of a facility, said Kassow. It added that its graphical user interface is similar to the intuitive experience of smartphones, allowing operators at any technical expertise level to program the KR1805.

Kassow Robots to exhibit at Automate

Attendees at Automate 2023 this month can see the KR1805 and other KR-series robots from Kassow Robots at Booth 4803. The event will be from May 22 to 25 in Detroit.

With simple programming techniques, Kassow said its robot arms “can help customers quickly and cost-efficiently perform complex automation tasks in machine tending, material handling, general automation, and related applications.” Bosch Rexroth became Kassow Robots’ majority owner in April 2022.

Yatin Malhotra from ST Integration & Robotics GmbH presented a packaging application at Automatica 2022.

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Gibson Engineering

Gibson Engineering, a distributor of Kassow Robots, demonstrated depalletizing with a K1805 cobot and an OnRobot gripper.

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