Kawasaki Robotics partners with Olis Robotics to offer remote monitoring, control of its industrial robots

Companies will host interactive display at MODEX

Kawasaki Robotics

Olis Robotics and Kawasaki Robotics announced a partnership to enable Otis's software to work on Kawasaki robot arms.
Kawasaki Robotics and Olis Robotics partnered to enable Olis' remote error recovery software on Kawasaki's robotic fleet.

Olis Robotics, a Seattle-based remote error recovery for industrial robotics company, recently announced a new partnership with Michigan-based Kawasaki Robotics, a supplier of industrial robots and automation system. The partnership will offer customers the ability to restart production faster, reduce troubleshooting and downtime costs by up to 90%, and gain access to expert support quickly.

The companies will showcase their partnership at Kawasaki’s booth #C5475 during MODEX 2024 in Atlanta. Joining them will be CRG Automation, a Louisville, Ky.-based integration house CRG Automation. The partners will demonstrate a robotic corner board system - integrated with a mixed palletizing and depalletizing cell - featuring a Kawasaki RS007L robot that automates placing corner boards on pallets being wrapped, ensuring overall load stability.

Human safety on the mind while operating robots

Olis users connect directly to their robots through an on-premises device via a secure connection, avoiding the risks and complexities associated with cloud-based systems. To ensure physical safety, Olis is designed to always obey the robot controller’s safety restrictions.

“We’re seeing a growing demand for remote robot monitoring and recovery capabilities; adding Olis to our industrial robots is a game changer for the market,” says Paul Marcovecchio, director GI business unit at Kawasaki Robotics.

The system, which handles multiple SKUs of unstructured products, is equipped with Olis Robotics' remote error recovery software that lets attendees experience how the system alerts users when the robot unexpectedly stops, and when picking or placing a part fails. After a system failure, the attendees can use Olis to run a tool inspection routine and perform remote error recovery, allowing the robot to resume its cycle and get back to work.

“We’re incredibly excited to start working with Kawasaki integrators to deploy and retro-fit Olis units with Kawasaki robot arms,” said Fredrik Ryden, CEO at Olis Robotics. “Kawasaki’s commitment to a world-class buying experience and quick ROI in a wide range of applications is a perfect match for Olis.”

Ryden also highlighted Kawasaki’s robotic durability, giving end users maximum control of a highly customizable product. Another key element of the partnership he noted was Kawasaki’s extensive integrator network. According to Olis, the company provides integrators time-saving bandwidth through the remote support capabilities, enabling them to grow up to 25% faster

The Olis remote monitoring and error recovery offering will be available for any Kawasaki robot model in Q2 of 2024.

Want to learn more about cobot arms? This article was featured in the April 2024 Robotics 24/7 Special Focus Issue titled “Collaborating with robot arms, platforms.”

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Kawasaki Robotics

Olis Robotics and Kawasaki Robotics announced a partnership to enable Otis's software to work on Kawasaki robot arms.

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