To verify the required safety level, the entire safety function must be considered – from the sensor to the logic and beyond to the actuator. Safe human-robot collaboration (HRC) can only be guaranteed when all these factors interact in a coordinated manner.
The closer human and machine work together, the more efficient work practices become. However, safe interaction between human and robot increasingly demands new technologies and solutions. Also, the demands on safety increase, the closer human and machine get to each other.
Each robot application must be considered individually in terms of safety. Pilz provides support with a range of services tailored to the individual life phases of a robot system: From application analysis to risk assessment in accordance with EN ISO 12100, through to CE marking. http://www.pilz.com
Pilz is a partner in Rossini – a project intended to optimise and disseminate HRC applications. It was initiated by Horizon 2020, the EU funding program for research and innovation. A total of 13 companies from 7 countries are supporting the plan to reconcile theory and practice in cooperation between human and machine. The name Rossini comes from “RObot enhanced SenSing, INtelligence and actuation to Improve job quality in manufacturing”.