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Kassow Robots 7-axes Cobots (KR Series)

Creator: Kassow Robots

Country: Denmark

Year: 2018


These collaborative robot arms have the right combination of payload, reach & speed, plus the 7th axis to go around the corners

Status: Commercially available

Operation: Autonomous, Teleoperation, Collaborative

Robot Type / Domain: Multi/General-Purpose, Industrial

Tasks: Manufacturing Tasks, Light to Heavy Payload Tasks, Confined Spaces

Whimsical Intro (by addoobot)

Stretching the limits—literally! These cobots have such a great reach, they're almost ready to high-five a giraffe. How long can they stretch? Stay tuned!

Major Events or News

  • Kassow Robots formed a partnership with Bosch Rexroth, and in April 2022, Bosch Rexroth became the majority owner. Well-known for its expertise in factory automation, Bosch Rexroth aims to considerably expand the business activities of Kassow Robots.

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Kassow Robots Introduction by Founder (Kristian Kassow)
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Various actions by the 7-axis cobots - assembly, CNC, ...
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Easy programming of the KR Series cobots
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The KR810 - one of the 5 models in KR Series

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Introduction to Kassow Collaborative Robot Arms

The KR Series consists of 5 collaborative robots (cobots). These cobots have payload options of 5 kg, 10 kg, and 18 kg; and their reach ranges from 850 mm to 1800 mm. Thus, they are suitable for a wide range of applications such as pick-and-place, assembly, and packaging; and can be deployed in all sorts of industries such as electronics, food & beverage, automotive, and aviation. These cobots offer exceptional capabilities, combining enhanced precision, increased reach, improved payload capacity, and advanced safety features.

Applications and Use Cases of Kassow KR Cobots

The versatility of these cobots makes them useful for a wide range of industrial tasks, from performing delicate tasks with precision to handling heavy objects. With their dexterity and 7 degrees of freedom (DoF), they can access hard-to-reach areas; thus, expanding the possibilities for automation in industries such as manufacturing and logistics.

Other applications where these cobots can be useful include assembly, packaging, palletizing, quality control, CNC machining, dispensing, and more. These applications are not only present in manufacturing but also in other areas such as healthcare and retail.

What Makes KR Series Cobots Special

These cobots have several special features, some of which are listed below. 

  • Firstly, they have the 7th axis which equips the robots with greater maneuverability and ability to reach more areas with ease (e.g., around the corners). 
  • They are not only lightweight but also feature an impressive blend of power, speed, reach, and payload capacity.
  • They have a small footprint/base. This is particularly helpful in cases where the size of the workspace is limited or deployment in confined spaces is needed. 
  • The user interface is intuitive and simple, yet powerful with a modern tablet. 

Other Features and Benefits

Not only do these cobots have the desired precision and accuracy but they also have the increased reach and dexterity that enables them to reach areas that traditional robots may struggle to reach.  

These cobots are also equipped with advanced safety features such as sensor-based overload detection, making them safe in shared workspaces without the need for complex safety measures. Furthermore, Kassow Robots are designed with modularity in mind to allow easy integration of grippers, vision systems, and various other extensions.

The 5 Cobots by Kassow Robots (KR Series)

  • KR810: Has a 10 kg payload with a reach of 850 mm and a 23.5 kg weight
  • KR1018: Has an 18 kg payload with a reach of 1000 mm and a 34 kg weight
  • KR1205: Has a 5 kg payload with a reach of 1200 mm and a 25 kg weight
  • KR1410: Has a 10 kg payload with a reach of 1400 mm and a 35 kg weight
  • KR1805: Has a 5 kg payload with a reach of 1800 mm and a 38 kg weight

Brief History

In 2015, Kristian Kassow (founder) had an ambitious vision - to design and develop 7-axis collaborative robots that are lightweight and fast but also have the payload and reach capacities needed for industrial use. The aim was to target small and medium size businesses. The vision started with two private investors in a small basement office in Copenhagen (Denmark).

The company officially launched in 2018, showcasing three cobots for the first time at the Automatica fair in Germany. These models were well-received and were officially launched in 2019. The other two cobots (in KR Series) were introduced in 2020. Throughout its journey, Kassow Robots established many partnerships and continues to expand and grow in business and innovation.

Technical Specifications (best specs out of all products)

Max. Reach: 1800 mm

Max. Reach: 70.866 in

Payload: 18 kg

Payload: 39.683 lbs

Max. Payload: 18 kg

Max. Payload: 39.683 lbs

Pose Repeatability: N/A

Weight: 23.5 kg

Weight: 51.809 lbs

Arm Type: Articulated, Collaborative

Number of Axes: 7 DoF

IP Rating: IP54

Mounting: Floor, Ceiling, Wall, Any desired angle

Footprint: 130 mm × 130 mm (length × width)

Footprint: 5.118 in × 5.118 in (length × width)

Operating Temperature: 0 ℃ to 45 ℃

Operating Temperature: 32.000 ℉ to 113.000 ℉

Sound level [dB]: Below 70dB (A)

Max. joint speed [°/s]: 225

Material: Very strong materials with all-aluminum surface

Power supply: 100-120 and 200-240 [VAC] (50/60hz)

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Comment by addoobot - Our Perspective

We find these cobots to have the right balance between reach, payload, and speed/power. They also appear to be ideal for reaching behind the corners and those hard-to-reach areas, thanks to their 7th axis.

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We appreciate the elegance that the 'all black' color scheme brings, giving the cobots a sophisticated and professional appearance, even if they might not be considered traditionally adorable. What do you think? comment below.

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