By using the PLOC2D scalable vision sensor for picking applications, Kassow Robots customers enjoy easy integration and simple setup of applications.
Kassow Robots' collaborative industrial cobot simplifies picking process with robot guidance system
Kassow Robots, a Copenhagen based cobot developer and manufacturer, has integrated SICK's PLOC2D vision sensor into their 7-axis lightweight robots to enhance their picking applications. The vision sensor simplifies the setup process and offers scalability for a variety of applications with varying payloads and reach. The PLOC2D system is easy to operate, equipped with high-quality image-processing hardware, and can localize parts quickly and reliably. The user interface is intuitive, allowing for easy setup and maintenance in production environments. With this integration, Kassow Robots aims to facilitate the use of their products and offer more value to their customers and partners.
Guided cobots bring more value
Global Sales Manager Dieter Pletscher, working out of the new headquarters near Copenhagen Airport, believes that a robot guidance system adds more value to cobot applications. The guidance system allows for advanced applications where the object's position may not always be correct and can handle applications where objects are tilted or bent. Standard vision systems are problematic when applications change, but the company has found a scalable, intuitive, and easy-to-setup robot guidance system from SICK's PLOC2D, which works with a variety of cobot sizes and can quickly transition from out-of-the-box hardware to a fully operational system with no need for extensive training.
Easy set up byinbuilt interface
Henrik Bostrup, Business Development Manager at SICK Denmark, says that the implementation of the PLOC2D system into the Kassow Robots cobot control system resulted in a minimum commission time and the ability to switch between jobs quickly. The PLOC2D is a 2D part localization vision system with high-quality image-processing hardware and a reliable localization algorithm, allowing for quick and reliable part localization. It has an IP65 rated housing and is easy to set up and maintain with an intuitive human machine interface. It is connected directly to the robot control and is ready for immediate use. SICK offers integrated solutions specifically for picking applications, in addition to other integrated solutions specifically for Kassow Robots.
Bosch Rexroth opens the market
Bosch Rexroth, a leader in factory automation, acquired a majority stake in Kassow Robots in 2022. This partnership will allow Kassow Robots to expand their business activities, enter new markets for their cobot portfolio, and scale production in Copenhagen. The founder and managing director of Kassow Robots, Kristian Kassow, is excited about these new opportunities for growth.
Plan for growth
To support their ambitious growth plans, Kassow Robots is looking to simplify all functions related to the picking application. As the PLOC2D has an intuitive interface and is easy to set up and use, it is the logical choice.
SICK is seen as a valuable partner who understands their vision and approach, and the PLOC2D machine vision portfolio for picking systems is a big step in expanding their customers' and partners' ability to support applications with vision possibilities.
The Kassow Robots distributor network is growing globally and to ensure a local partner for their customers, they have partnered with the SICK subsidiary network and their skilled application team. This collaboration simplifies the solution process and minimizes the effort required for standard picking applications. With the support of SICK's application teams, customers can receive local support, as noted by Pletscher.