Kawasaki Robotics Taps Olis Robotics’ Remote Monitoring Solution

Olis Robotics, a leader in remote error recovery for industrial robots, announces a new partnership with Kawasaki Robotics Inc., a leading supplier of industrial robots and automation systems. Accordingly, Kawasaki Robotics can offer their customers the ability to restart production faster, reduce troubleshooting and downtime costs by up to 90%, and gain access to expert support quickly.

Olis’ users connect directly to their robots through an on-premises device via a secure connection. This avoids the risks and complexities associated with cloud-based systems. To ensure physical safety, Olis is designed to always obey the robot controller’s safety restrictions.

The Olis remote monitoring and error recovery solution is available with all Kawasaki robot models starting Q2, 2024. (Photo: Business Wire)

Seeing is Believing

Kawasaki and Olis Robotics will showcase their partnership by joining forces with CRG Automation, a Louisville, KY-based integration house. At Kawasaki’s booth #C5475 at MODEX 2024 in Atlanta, GA, March 11 to 14,  the partners will demonstrate a state-of-the-art robotic corner board system, integrated with a mixed palletizing and depalletizing cell, featuring a Kawasaki RS007L robot, that automates placing corner boards on pallets being wrapped, ensuring overall load stability.

Specifically, the system, which handles multiple SKUs of unstructured products, is equipped with Olis Robotics’ remote error recovery software. It lets attendees experience how the system alerts users when the robot unexpectedly stops and when picking or placing a part fails. After a system failure, they can use Olis to run a tool inspection routine and perform remote error recovery. This allows the robot to resume its cycle and get back to work.

Cost-Effective Robot Monitoring

“We’re seeing a growing demand for remote robot monitoring and recovery capabilities; adding Olis to our industrial robots is a game changer for the market,” says Paul Marcovecchio, Director GI Business Unit, Kawasaki Robotics.

“Our new partnership supports the industry gamut from smaller first-time end users and their integrator partners up to more complex AI-driven applications in larger plants. All stakeholders can now easily and cost-effectively monitor, access and recover their robot cells remotely,” says Marcovecchio, emphasizing how Olis Robotics has taken the time to understand the adaptation barriers. “As a result, they created a powerful tool that also addresses end-user concerns such as cyber security or the need to retrofit machines.”

Fredrik Ryden, CEO at Olis Robotics, highlights how Kawasaki robots are built to last for decades. Thus, they give end users maximum control of a highly customizable product. “Kawasaki’s commitment to a world-class buying experience and quick ROI in a wide range of applications is a perfect match for Olis,” says Ryden. He added how Kawasaki’s extensive integrator network is another key factor in the new partnership as Olis provides integrators time-saving bandwidth through the remote support capabilities, enabling them to grow up to 25% faster:

“We’re incredibly excited to start working with Kawasaki integrators to deploy and retro-fit Olis units with Kawasaki robot arms, it’s a win-win for both the integrator and their customers.”