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Robotics

Human-robot collaboration. Safety guaranteed!

Human-robot collaboration

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.

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.

White Paper Robotics – Safe robotics at a glance

We have compiled the substantial aspects and requirements for safe robotics for you.

In our White Paper you can find answers to questions such as:

  • How is the market for robotics developing?
  • What is the current status of standards?
  • What steps will lead to a safe robot application?
The White Paper Robotics from Pilz

Services throughout the lifecycle of a robot system

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.

Our safety solutions meet the specifications of DIN EN ISO 10218-2 and ISO/TS 15066. And to complete the range of services, we have a range of training courses on robot safety.

Robot application

Area monitoring with safety laser scanners and pressure-sensitive safety mats

For area monitoring of human-robot workstations without safety fences, the safety laser scanner PSENscan and the pressure-sensitive safety mat PSENmat are the ideal choice. Should anyone enter the action radius of the hazardous movement, the robot's movement is braked or stopped in a controlled manner.

PSENmat

Zone monitoring with safe camera systems

With the safe 3D camera system SafetyEYE, guard-free workspaces, which are shared by human and machine, can be monitored safely. SafetyEYE identifies when there are people within the robot's action radius or when anyone has accessed a zone with an increased safety level. In this case the robot's movements will be slowed down or stopped.

SafetyEYE

Service robotics modules for use in industrial and non-industrial environments

Use the new service robotics modules to assemble your individual robot application. They consist of the manipulator PRBT, the control module PRCM, the operating module PRTM and ROS modules. The modules can be combined individually and they are designed for tasks in service robotics and industry.

Service robotics modules

Sensor and control technology suitable for a robot application

Of course we can also support you with safe control systems and safe sensor technology as you work towards a safe robot. Find out more about our wide range of products!

Safe sensor technology PSEN

Pilz is your partner for the safe automation of your robot application

HRC application
  • A portfolio of services that are tailored to the individual life cycle of a robot system, from process analysis to risk assessment and CE marking
  • Safety solutions compliant with standards such as DIN EN ISO 10218-2 and ISO/TS 15066
  • Collision measurement based on limit values of ISO/TS 15066
  • Training in the requirements for robot safety
  • Safe control systems, drive technology and sensor technology, such as the safe camera system SafetyEYE for zone monitoring and the protection of detection zones
  • Active cooperation in international standards committees for safe human-robot collaboration
  • Cooperation with leading research centres

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New: Pilz as a partner in the Rossini project

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".

To the project

The project aims to develop a disruptive, inherently safe hardware-software platform for the design and deployment of human-robot collaboration (HRC) in manufacturing. By combining innovative sensor, drive and control technologies and integrating them into an open development environment, the ROSSINI platform will deliver a set of tools which will enable the dissemination of HRC applications. These technologies have been developed by market leaders in their field. Human operators and robots merge to become members of the same team, increasing job quality, production flexibility and productivity.

Pilz as innovation driver

Pilz has supported the ROSSINI project right from the start as technical manager. Pilz also looks after the fields of robotic manipulators and sensor development.
What was the motivation for getting involved in Rossini? “There is genuine added value for Pilz and its customers”, says Mr Castro and Mr Schweiker, the two Rossini project managers at Pilz. “It is important for us as a company to make a contribution to the current research and development in HRC and so support progress, particularly in the field of safety. What’s more, it’s important for us as developers to maintain a lively, cross-sector exchange among experts and world market leaders.”

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