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Collision Avoidance Key to Operator and Robot Safety

Manufacturing environments are busy, and avoiding collisions between robots and operators is a high priority. As more manufacturers add robots, there’s increasing interest in ensuring they work safely with each other and with people.

The robotics industry can take pride in its impressive safety record with more than 1.5 million industrial robots operating worldwide, according to Carole Frank, safety director for the Robotic Industries Association (RIA). As robotic applications increase, it’s vital to continue to be vigilant about robotic safety. In fact, risk assessment is now required by new safety regulations: ISO 10218-1 and -2 delineate safety requirements for robots, replacing ANSI/RIA R15.06.

Collision Avoidance

Many robots are certified by a third-party source or approved by their manufacturers. That’s good, but it’s also important to be sure the robot is safe in its surrounding environment. So take a holistic approach and evaluate each industrial application rather than each device separately. Continue Reading →

Humans and robots work safely together

projects-roboticsTogether, humans and robots can achieve new levels of efficiency and productivity that neither could achieve alone.

A collaborative robot interacts directly with a human in a defined cooperative workspace, which allows both to safely perform tasks simultaneously. This new frontier creates a wealth of new opportunities for robots and humans to work safely together.

A risk assessment is an important first step. As we’ve learned in our work with customers, the best approach is to let the robot adapt to humans.

Learn more about standards and the guidance they provide. Continue Reading →

Safety Category

A risk assessment of safety in electrical/circuit applications. There are five risk categories (B, 1, 2, 3, 4) that make up the Category Assessment Table. Circuits must be designed to conform to the safety requirements in the category they are rated.

Safety Services

SamJerryRunning & maintaining a plant is a demanding job. It makes staying on top of the latest safety standards and the best solutions to meet those standards nearly impossible. Concept Systems has a team of safety experts ready to help meaning you can get on the road to safety compliance now.

OUR COMPREHENSIVE AUTOMATION SAFETY SERVICES INCLUDE:
Safety assessment services:
• Risk Assessments
• Hazard Analysis
• Team-based Risk Assessments

Safety validation services:
• Safety Circuit Analysis
• Conformance Audits
• Safety System Validation
• ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012
• ISO 12100 Conformance
• ISO 13849-1 and ISO 13849-2 Conformance

Safety implementation services:
• Circuit/logic Design
• Guarding Solutions

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