The industrial trend is open, fenceless robot systems to allow easy access for humans to the robot cell, to assist and collaborate when desired. However, this poses challenges related to safety, human comfort and operation functionality.
Safety Monitoring System (SAM) offers this functionality by utilizing state-of-the-art object sensing technology to develop a complete low-cost, add-on system with cutting-edge functions for human safety, comfort and operation.
SAM is a low cost, advanced safety monitoring system providing safe, fenceless, flexible operation of industrial robot systems. It can cover a single robot cell or a factory.
Proactive Comfort Measures in Social zone
Establish a natural behavior of the human to comply with risk avoidance. Provided by upfront transfer of information / knowledge about the potential safety risks Activated by a Social Zone, located outside the physical system area.
Proactive Comfort functions
Reactive Comfort Measures in Notification zone
Provide a Notification to the human about a safety measure near to being activated if the Notification line is crossed.
Reactive Comfort functions
Proactive Safety Measures in Warning zone
Upfront measure, guaranteeing to reduce the consequences of any near to happen, safety conflict ; Activated by one or more Warning Zone, outside the Danger Zone and immediately, when a potential safety conflict is unlikely to be avoided.
Proactive Safety functions
Reactive Safety Measures in Danger zone
Immediate measure, guaranteeing protection against injuries when a safety conflict occurs; Safeguarded passively, by physical safety features inside the Danger Zone or actively, by enabling safe mode in the control system, when the human is crossing the Danger Zone.
Reactive Safety functions
Three distinct products with their own dependencies In line with the modules discussed into application
With long range detection of moving objects we discover potential conflicts early, and thus, don't require the normal, extra safety margins for robot cells.
On demand configuration of the robots' safety zones and safety modes.
On demand switching between automatic, co-located and collaborative mode
Notification about potential conflicts can reduce the stress caused by unnecessary emergency stops. Robots have “social skills” to make them less scary.
Open robot systems can work at full speed, when people are not in danger.
Proactive conflict solving increases the up-time of the robot cells.