Safety

TUV SUD discusses collaborative robot safety

TUV SUD discusses collaborative robot safety

The use of collaborative robots can be considered to be part of the fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0. ISO 8373 defines an Industrial Robot as: “An automatically controlled, reprogrammable, multipurpose manipulator programmable in three or more axes, which may be either fixed in place or mobile for use in industrial automation applications.” Collaborative Robots, sometimes […]

By April 22, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
ABB embeds safety I/O in robot controllers

ABB embeds safety I/O in robot controllers

ABB is embedding extended safety I/Os within its series of robot controllers to improve the flexibility, safety and reliability of collaboration between robots and people. The shift to low volume, high mix production in shorter cycles means that people need to work more frequently in closer proximity to robots – changing materials and programs, and […]

By October 11, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Omron showcases robotics and automation at Motek

Omron showcases robotics and automation at Motek

At Motek 2017 Omron is presenting holistic automation solutions from a single source that allow manufacturing companies to achieve sustainable process optimizations in the fields of handling, intralogistics, and manufacturing. Omron’s ‘i-Automation’ concept represents intelligent, integrated, and interactive solutions that unlock untapped potential in terms of productivity and quality in industrial processes. Its key focus […]

By August 4, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Rockwell Automation light curtains improve flexibility

Rockwell Automation light curtains improve flexibility

As production processes become increasingly automated and robots play a larger role on the production line, manufacturers are looking for more ways to maintain and reinforce a safe work environment. The new Allen-Bradley GuardShield 450L safety light curtain system from Rockwell Automation is a flexible, cost-effective solution that enhances safety while improving productivity through innovative […]

By July 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Fanuc offers simple guide to robot safety

Fanuc offers simple guide to robot safety

Industrial robots are automated moving devices with multiple axes. Motion paths, sequences and angles can be freely programmed and controlled by sensors. Robots can also be fitted with grippers and other tools, enabling them to manipulate objects and carry out production tasks. Robots are well suited to carry out many different automated tasks and make […]

By November 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Pilz introduces PSENmlock range of safety switches

Pilz introduces PSENmlock range of safety switches

Pilz is adding PSENmlock to its range of safety switches. PSENmlock offers safety gate monitoring (also known as interlocking) and safe guard locking for the protection of personnel and processes to the highest levels up to PL e (of EN ISO 13849)  in one device. It fully satisfies the requirements of the latest interlocking standard […]

By August 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
FANUC robots collaborate with each other

FANUC robots collaborate with each other

At the PPMA Total Exhibition, on the FANUC stand (C50), FANUC is taking robotic safety a further leap into the future. A collaborative robot, or cobot, designed for working safely with human colleagues, will be challenged to work alongside a caged cell containing a conventional robot. Over the last couple of years, the first generation […]

By June 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Mitsubishi Electric highlights robot zonal safety

Mitsubishi Electric highlights robot zonal safety

The Drives & Controls exhibition ran with a robot theme for 2016, which suited Mitsubishi Electric down to the ground as the company’s range of extremely dextrous robots was out in force at the show. Demonstrating various high-speed pick and place applications within confined spaces, MELFA robots from Mitsubishi Electric showed how repeat tasks could […]

By April 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
SICK makes the safe factory more productive

SICK makes the safe factory more productive

Visitors to the SICK stand at MACH 2016 (stand 5969) are promised a glimpse of the future of industrial safety, with demonstrations of the new DFS60S Pro safety encoder, microScan3 safety laser scanner and deTec4 Prime safety light curtain, all designed to increase uptime and efficiency in automated production and warehousing environments through more dynamic […]

By March 17, 2016 Read More →
Axelent examines guarding requirements for robots

Axelent examines guarding requirements for robots

The experts from Axelent discuss the important issue of guarding for robot cells when the guard is to be positioned within the motion range of the robot. We are often asked about the stability of guards in connection with robot installations, where the guard (fencing) needs to be placed in the motion range of a […]

By February 25, 2016 Read More →
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