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Safety Considerations When Working with Collaborative Robots


George Schuster (TÜV Functional Safety Expert (FSExp) & Business Development Manager , Rockwell Automation)

Location: 209A

Date: Wednesday, February 7

Time: 1:15pm - 2:00pm

Pass Type: Conference (Paid) - Get your pass now!

Conference Track: Smart Manufacturing

Vault Recording: TBD

Collaborative robotic applications are fundamentally changing the way people and machines interact on the plant floor. People and robots are working in closer proximity and more collaboratively than ever before. This is reducing physical burdens on workers, freeing floor space, saving money, improving production efficiency, and increasing flexibility in the way robots are used. At the same time, implementing collaborative robots introduces unique safety and compliance challenges. Engineers must consider that a robot is not collaborative by itself. A collaborative robot is only one part of a collaborative robot application, and it does not achieve safety compliance on its own. The way the system is designed is critical for optimizing worker safety and meeting compliance requirements. This session will provide best practices for implementing collaborative robots and explain which safety standards to follow in the process.