Safety

Solid-state safety scanner boosts AMR productivity

Solid-state safety scanner boosts AMR productivity

Sick has launched the first multibeam safety scanner in the world to use safe, solid-state LiDAR technology to enable small autonomous vehicles and line-guided shuttle systems to operate more quickly and productively. With the SICK scanGrid2, small transport vehicles like Automated Mobile Robots (AMRs) can operate safely at higher speeds and with higher payloads for […]

By May 17, 2021 Read More →
Reliable safety monitoring in harsh environments

Reliable safety monitoring in harsh environments

Safety has top priority in industrial environments. Leuze has a new safety solution for use in this area: the LBK safety radar system – a 3D solution for use in environments with dirt, welding sparks, sawdust, smoke or humidity. The system safeguards danger zones of machinery and systems – even in harsh environments. “The big […]

By March 25, 2021 Read More →
Seven safe steps to scanner success

Seven safe steps to scanner success

Believe it or not, the laser scanner is 50-years-old. Sick invented the very first laser scanner and the technology has certainly advanced significantly since those early days, having an impact in particular on safety. Dr Martin Kidman, safety specialist at Sick UK, looks at some of these developments, and details seven steps to a successful […]

By March 19, 2021 Read More →
Expand your CE and UKCA knowledge with Pilz

Expand your CE and UKCA knowledge with Pilz

Pilz Automation Technology has updated one of their well-established training courses, ‘Basis of CE Marking’, to include elements with a focus on UKCA Marking. The updated course, now called ‘Basis of CE and UKCA Marking’, aims to provide participants with comprehensive knowledge of both processes through step-by-step classroom sessions and practical exercises on a 3D […]

By March 18, 2021 Read More →
Pilz launches dedicated machinery safety webinar channel

Pilz launches dedicated machinery safety webinar channel

Pilz Automation Technology has launched a dedicated webinar channel, which plays host to a collection of previously broadcast Machinery Safety presentations. The channel gives delegates the opportunity to brush up on their machinery safety knowledge in their own time or revisit previously watched webinars to be reminded of key standards and technologies. The list of […]

By March 23, 2020 Read More →
Sick makes safe robotics more productive

Sick makes safe robotics more productive

The ability for robots and people to work in closer proximity holds the promise of ever-more flexible production in automated manufacture.  But, while identifying more cooperative human robot applications may be easy, integrating equally-simple safety solutions that protect workers without losing productivity has proved more challenging. As a technology leader in machinery safety for more than […]

By November 20, 2018 Read More →
Rockwell light curtains guard robotic work cells

Rockwell light curtains guard robotic work cells

The rise of robots has ushered in an increased demand for light curtains that provide a safe work environment between the robotic work cells and the rest of the plant. The 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 transceiver […]

By August 23, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Pilz presents safe and smart automation at PPMA

Pilz presents safe and smart automation at PPMA

Packaging-related processes require a high level of automation and flexibility to be efficient and profitable. With this in mind, Pilz will be exhibiting its Smart Factory at the 2018 PPMA Show, which demonstrates how its products can help users achieve intelligent networking and flexible production in your plant, whilst making sure you always have safety […]

By July 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
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 →