Kawasaki teams up with Realtime Robotics to automate industrial robots

Leading industrial robots supplier Kawasaki Robotics Inc. has reportedly joined forces with the top automation platform Realtime Robotics. The move will enable Kawasaki Robotics to automate the deployment, control, and programming of its industrial robots.

Realtime Robotics and Kawasaki have partnered to develop a demo cell in the Michigan-based company’s booth at Automate 2022 in Detroit, MI from June 6th to June 9th.

The spot-welding demo cell showcases the combined power of KRNX, the open programming platform of Kawasaki, and the innovative collision avoidance and motion planning software of Realtime Robotics consolidated with two BX100N Kawasaki robots.

In the demonstration, two BX100N robots would simulate the process of welding a car door using ARO 3G spot welding guns. The innovative RapidPlan software of Realtime Robotics would allow attendees to witness modifications of robot motions quickly and efficiently without any manual verification or reprogramming of motion planning.

Users can start, stop as well as reset any individual robot. They can also change target order, modify target allocation, and add or remove current targets to the robot sequence.

A robust API plugin like KRNX allows RTC (Real Time Control) by advanced users to implement irregular and complex applications.

KRNX provides the opportunity for Kawasaki robots to use limitless external computing power, allowing anything from machine learning and AI applications to advanced safety.

According to Kawasaki Robotics President Kazuhiro Saito, the combination of Realtime Robotics software and the quality robots of Kawasaki is a game-changer for the industry.

Saito added that this venture offers manufacturers across industries unmatched flexibility, from the design of the manufacturing floor to the automation of robotic motion programming.

Prior to this recent partnership, both companies have teamed up for many projects, including assistance to a major automotive manufacturer in enhancing its programming speed by 70 percent.

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