As they are both affordable and easily teachable, robots are increasingly being integrated with machinery and automated production lines. They are used to achieve repeatability with high productivity. Robots are also used to perform hazardous tasks in many different fields such as material handling, assembly, welding, machine tool loading and unloading, painting, spraying, and so forth.
Safety is critical in the integration of robots in manufacturing operations. Studies indicate that many robot accidents occur during non-routine operating conditions, such as programming, maintenance, testing, setup or adjustment. During many of these operations the worker may temporarily be within the robot's working envelope where unintended operations could result in injuries.
The aim of this training is to provide those who integrate robot applications an understanding of the essential requirements of robot and collaborative application safety. This includes a review of the scope of the international standards ISO 10218-1 & 2 in relation to robots and robot integration. The training course covers, amongst other things, robot classification, cyber security, risk assessment and risk reduction requirements, safety function performance level and validation/verification requirements for robot applications.
We show you the measures for designing risk reduction and the use of integrated control strategies. In addition, it is explained how high availability and productivity can be achieved while taking safety requirements into account.