Contrary to popular opinion, all collaborative robots are not inherently safe. They must be engineered, configured and tested to meet specific safety requirements that can help to make them safe. In the U.S., the liability falls on employers and asset owners to comply with OSHA requirements to prevent injuries and provide a safe workplace. Collaborative robots present unique risks and can cause serious injuries if they are not configured and programmed with specific limitations.
In today’s highly competitive environment, understanding your risk and liability is essential to good business practices. Machinery hazards can be identified, assessed, and mitigated to limit your organization's exposure to risk. In this webinar, you will learn important considerations for implementing safe and successful cobot projects.
- Industrial robots vs. collaborative robots
- Examples and market
- Safety standards governing robots – U.S. and ISO standards
- Safety requirements
- Risk assessment, space definitions
- Four modes of operations
- Pain threshold studies
- Safety circuits (Cat. 3, PL d – control reliable)
- John Kovacik, PE, Primary Designated Engineer (PDE) for Industrial Control Equipment
- Ken Hackworth, PE, Functional Safety Engineer
Learn more about our machine risk assessments and safeguarding audits.