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READY Robotics Announces Partnership with Kawasaki Robotics

READY Robotics, creators of Forge/OS, The Industrial OS for Robots and Automation, is proud to announce its partnership with Kawasaki Robotics. The partnership will bring READY’s Forge/OS software to Kawasaki’s robot hardware.

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About Kawasaki

Kawasaki is a leading supplier of industrial robots and automation technology, with robot payloads ranging from 3 to 1,500 kg. With over 50 years of experience and thousands of robots installed worldwide, Kawasaki is an automation partner you can trust.

READY Robotics supports Kawasaki’s R series robots, with capacities from 3 kg to 80 kg. Support for more models will be added in future updates. Forge/OS adds another level of ease-of-use to Kawasaki robots with a user interface that is simple to learn, program, and manage.

What this means for customers

From large-scale enterprises to small and medium-size businesses, READY and Kawasaki are helping companies increase output and reduce automation costs.

The combination of Forge/OS and Kawasaki robots helps simplify set up, programming and deployment of automation, mitigating common pain points for end users.

Kawasaki, known for precision and reliability, is working with READY to validate the integration of products. Customers can expect a seamless union between hardware and software.

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Task Canvas, Forge/OS’s flowchart-based programming interface, empowers businesses to automate by providing a modern, and intuitive programming interface for their workers. Task Canvas simplifies programming new SKUs, optimizing tasks, and fault recovery. Businesses can also leverage tools like READY.Academy, a free online training resource intended to teach the skills needed to design, deploy, manage and troubleshoot robotic automation.

Forge/OS expands the power of automation with Apps. The familiar touch screen interface allows apps to control automation. The Device Control app allows users to jog, jump, and manipulate their robot. Device Control also supports a wide range of automation peripherals. The Device Configuration app simplifies set-up of hundreds of different robots, peripherals, and devices in Forge/OS.

The Future

Forge/OS removes barriers of automation while bringing another level of ease-of-use to Kawasaki’s industrial robots. As READY continues to develop the partnership with Kawasaki, customers can expect support for more robot models and closer integration between products.