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Robot Testing and Certification

As robotic technology continues to evolve, we’ll help ensure that your machines meet the highest standards for safety, reliability and performance.

Vehicle factory manufacturing with robotic arms and automation.

Overview

We are one of the world’s largest certifiers of industrial robot safety and have been evaluating robotic applications since their early introduction on factory floors. As industrial robotics continue to gain popularity on a global scale, we’ll continue to help ensure that they meet the highest standards for safety, reliability and performance.

As advancements in robotic technology have drastically shifted in the last few decades, our mission has become even more important. Unlike the caged and confined applications of their predecessors, many industrial robots these days are interacting side-by-side with personnel and end users.

With that in mind, safety certification and compliance are our top priorities. We have a team of machinery and functional safety experts with a broad range of experience in consumer and industrial applications, including automotive, medical, personal care, pharmaceutical, agriculture and mining. They offer robotics equipment services ranging from advisory and testing services to inspection and certification. By customizing these offerings, we can tailor a solution that fits your specific needs.

Ultimately, our goal is to make sure that your machines and systems perform in the way that you expect them to. We’ll do that by confirming compliance to the following safety considerations and international regulations:

  • American National Standards Institutes (ANSI)/UL 1740
  • ANSI/Robotic Industries Association (RIA) R15.06
  • CAN/Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z434
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 10218
  • ISO 13482
  • International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61508
  • IEC 62061

Areas of expertise

We provide testing and certification services for the following robotic equipment and systems:

  • Automatic guided vehicles (AGVs)
  • Axis limiting and control devices
  • Collaborative robots (Cobots)
  • Controllers
  • Delta/PKR robots
  • Grippers/end effectors
  • Linear robots
  • Multiaxis articulated robots
  • Palletizers
  • Pendants (including wireless types)
  • Personal care robots
  • Storage and retrieval systems
  • Welding equipment

Benefits

Our customer-centered approach to robotics testing offers a unique range of benefits. For instance, you will work with the same engineer throughout the entire certification process — giving you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your products, tests and objectives are in the hands of an expert who knows you well.

Plus, our 30 years of experience in robotics certification can add value to your brand. Receiving the UL Mark, which is a globally recognized symbol of safety, can boost trust and confidence in your products on a consumer level — giving you a competitive advantage in a crowded marketplace.   

Why UL

Since 1894, our engineers have delivered valuable insight into the current and future landscape of technology, regulations and markets trends. We actively participate in the RIA — specifically RIA R15.06 — and we have a long-standing relationship with authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs), giving us a unique understanding of what is required in regards to testing and certification.

Consolidating all of your certification needs with a single organization that understand the robotics industry ensures that you’ll make the most of your time with us. We offer precertification testing and bundled certifications to help expand your market presence while lowering your costs. That’s how we help you achieve what’s possible, and that’s what sets us apart.

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