Kassow 7-DOF Cobot Arms
Co-founded in 2014 by Kristian Kassow, former co-founder of Universal Robots, Kassow Robots is developing lightweight, 7-DOF collaborative robot arms. The KR810 (850mm reach, 10kg payload), KR1205 (1200mm reach, 5kg payload) and KR1805 (1800mm reach, 5kg payload) range in price from €25,000 to €35,000. The KR810 and KR1205 are in production, while the KR1805 will be in production at the end of 2018.
There are other 7-DOF cobot arms on the market, including ABB’s YuMi, Franka Emika’s Panda, and KUKA’s LBR iiwa series, to name a few. So 7-DOF aren’t unique to Kassow, but it hopes the combination of 7 DOF, joint speeds up to 225 degrees per second, and its reach and payload will differentiate itself from the competition.
Kassow has been testing its arms in the lab for one year. The self-funded company will initially sell its robots in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Scandinavia and Switzerland. Kassow is targeting pick and place, palletizing, pallet labelling and machine tending applications.