German packaging specialist Project Group to be first system integrator for Kassow Robots
Flexibility and safety of 7-axis cobots ideal for the needs of Project Group`s customers
Kastrup/Copenhagen · Kranenburg/Germany, June 13, 2018 · Even before the Automatica trade fair has opened its doors, Kassow Robots is able to present the German Project Group as its first partner for system integration. This medium-sized company, headquartered in Kranenburg near the German town of Düsseldorf, specialises in the entire field of final packaging, equipment servicing and peripheral areas. See project-ae.com.
“We are delighted to announce that the Project Group became the first system integration partner for Kassow Robots at the beginning of this week”, say Kristian Kassow, CEO, and Dieter Pletscher, Head of Sales. “It proofs that the power and flexibility of our 7-axis cobots open up exciting new opportunities also for SMEs in the area of man-machine collaboration.”
Johannes Jansen, Managing Director of the Project Group, adds: “The cobots developed by Kassow Robots have impressed us with their flexibility and safety – qualities we urgently require when helping our customers in the packaging industry to meet their automation challenges.” He is referring to Kassow Robots’ 7-axis robots with joint speeds of up to 225 degrees per second. In combination with their high payloads and extensive reach, they provide a “complete technical package that allows us to operate as system integrator even in completely new customer segments”. The fact that the collaborative robots from Kassow Robots require few or no special safety measures – subject to a risk assessment – is a further advantage for end-customers. Jansen can identify a broad range of potential applications for medium-sized companies – from pick & place, palletising, pallet labelling and loading of production machines right through to tasks in the co-packing area.
Delighted at signing the partnership agreement! Johannes Jansen (left) and Stefan Opgenorth (right) – Managing Directors of the project group of companies – with Dieter Pletscher – Head of Sales at Kassow Robots – in the middle
At Automatica, which runs from June 19 to 22, 2018, in Munich, Kassow Robots will present three cobots at Booth A420 in Hall B4: the KR 810 (reach 850 mm, payload 10 kg) , KR 1205 (reach 1200 mm, payload 5 kg) and KR 1805 (reach 1800mm, payload 5 kg). The Danish start-up's first two models – KR 810 and KR 1205 – are now entering production. They will be followed by the KR 1805 at the end of 2018.
About Kassow Robots
Kassow Robots was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2014 with the mission of developing unique and efficient 7-axis lightweight robots for industrial applications. The company’s motto is “strong, fast, simple”. Its products offer speed and power, yet also have a long reach. The robots’ user-friendliness provides businesses with greater flexibility, allowing SMEs without their own robotics specialists to achieve complex automation and programming cost-effectively and independently. What is more, the cobots are compact enough for use in confined spaces.
Two seasoned robotics experts – Kristian Kassow as CEO and Dieter Pletscher as Head of Sales – are driving the company’s development.
The start-up already has ten employees and is launching its products in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavia and the Benelux countries in June 2018. Only a fews days after market launch, the company signed an agreement with its first system integrator for sales to industrial end customers, the packaging specialist Project Group.
About Kassow Robot`s partner Project Group
Founded in 1989, the Project Group (based in Kranenburg near Düsseldorf/ Germany) is a medium-sized company with 85 employees. It specialises in the innovative optimisation of production workflows over the entire field of final packaging, equipment servicing and peripheral areas. Project Group's wide portfolio of products includes a broad range of various packaging and palletising machines, including carry handle applicators, container banding machines, conveyor and transport systems, electrical design, control cabinet installation, production equipment and special purpose machines.
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