Kane Robotics Demos Sanding Cobot with Applied Automation at Automate 2023


Chino, Calif., May 22, 2023 – Kane Robotics will demo it's material removal collaborative robot (cobot) solution in Applied Automation’s Booth #4039 during Automate 2023, the nation’s largest automation event, May 22-25, 2023, in Detroit.

Kane’s GRITTM cobot system works alongside humans to perform a wide variety of labor-intensive sanding, grinding and finishing tasks in industries ranging from aerospace to construction.

Unlike traditional industrial automation, GRIT solutions are reconfigurable for different tasks and, with various sizes, the cobots can accommodate a wide variety of jobs. They are accessible even for smaller manufacturers; a GRIT system requires a modest investment and realizes a 100% return on investment within months.

Kane cobot solutions are practical and easy to operate, and users report a 50-80% improvement in productivity upon their implementation. Kane’s solutions also reduce health risks and solve labor shortage issues for small- and medium-sized manufacturers.

By performing tedious tasks that could cause repetitive motion injuries and respiratory illness in humans, the cobot solution reduces health care costs for employers. It also frees up workers from the tedious and debilitating work that humans typically don’t want to do, helping employers retain their valuable employees and lessen the need to hire for hard-to-fill jobs.

Kane was sought out by partners Applied Automation, ATI Industrial Automation and FerRobotics to exhibit GRIT cobots in each of their booths at Automate 2023 because GRIT operationalizes their products and services in realistic scenarios by providing turnkey solutions. Exhibiting with various partners at Automate 2023 demonstrates Kane’s ability to make automation practical and accessible for many different types and sizes of businesses.

This is the first time Kane has exhibited with Applied Automation, but Applied’s six distributors offer the Universal Robot robotic arm that is used in Kane’s GRIT solution in 41 of the 50 states.

“Customers want more options for solutions going forward so they can implement automation faster, rather than building a custom solution every time. Standard platforms like Kane’s GRIT system are a better method because they are already put together with all the software ready to use,” says Silas Robertson, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Applied Automation.

Contact Kane at https://kanerobotics.com/contact/.

About Kane Robotics
Since its founding in 2019, Kane Robotics has collaborated with manufacturers in aerospace, defense and other industries to simplify material removal processes through automation, creating the first collaborative robot (cobot) built specifically for composites sanding. Kane’s reconfigurable and easy-to-operate cobots work alongside humans to perform safe and precise sanding, grinding and finishing. The compact, mobile and affordable cobot solutions are accessible to all sizes and types of manufacturers and offer a pragmatic way to dramatically increase productivity, improve safety and fill job vacancies for dangerous, repetitive and labor-intensive tasks. With extensive experience in aerospace and defense, Kane’s industry experts are considered some of the top minds in the world for automation in sanding and composites. Learn more about Kane’s cobot solutions at https://kanerobotics.com/.

About Applied Automation
Applied Automation is your trusted partner when it comes to robotics, vision, motion control, and IIoT. Our local companies provide you with the products and solutions you need in manufacturing and have the national coverage to help all of your facilities no matter where they are in North America. We provide products, assemblies, and turnkey solutions in key categories to help you compete. Visit https://shop.appliedindustrialautomation.com/

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