Bosch Rexroth buying majority of cobot maker Kassow Robots

Bosch Rexroth buying majority of cobot maker Kassow Robots

Hearken to this text Kassow Robots is growing 7-DOF cobot arms. (Credit score: Kassow Robots)

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Kassow Robots is growing 7-DOF cobot arms. (Credit score: Kassow Robots)

Bosch Rexroth is buying the bulk stake in Kassow Robots, a Denmark-based developer of 7-axis collaborative robotic arms. Monetary particulars of the acquisition weren’t disclosed. The acquisition, which is topic to regulatory approval, is predicted to shut later in 2022.

Bosch mentioned the acquisition permits it to supply one-stop options, particularly for the buyer items and mobility business together with battery manufacturing in addition to for semiconductor manufacturing. Kassow has 5 cobots in its portfolio, together with reaches from 850mm to 1800mm and payloads from 5kg to 18kg.

“Collaborative industrial robots are one other vital constructing block for the versatile Manufacturing facility of the Future,” mentioned Dr. Marc Wucherer, the member of Bosch Rexroth’s government board who oversees gross sales and manufacturing unit automation. “There may be big demand for versatile robotic methods. Within the coming years the marketplace for cobots is predicted to develop by 15-20{5bdeabe2ce16e7eeab68712e6e5f864431b093ccd164ed2928994fc6c7432017} every year. We need to reap the benefits of this potential and develop our portfolio with collaborative robots from Kassow Robots.”

Kassow Robots exited stealth mode at Automatica 2018. It was co-founded in 2014 by Kristian Kassow, the previous co-founder of Common Robots, which is the main developer of cobots. Based in 2005 by Kassow, Esben Østergaard and Kasper Støy, Common Robots was acquired a mere 10 years later by Teradyne for $285 million.

“With Bosch Rexroth, we’ve got discovered a associate who’s a world chief in manufacturing unit automation and who may help us develop our enterprise actions. It will allow us to open up new markets for our cobot portfolio,” mentioned Kassow.

Kassow left Common Robots after he and then-CEO Enrico Krog Iversen had completely different visions concerning the course of the corporate. After Common, Kassow held a number of positions with NKT Flexibles, a provider of versatile pipelines for the offshore and chemical industries, was mission supervisor of the Romeo humanoid robotic at Aldebaran Robotics and was co-founder of Movebot ApS for practically three years.