Industrial robot systems

Industrial robot systems & IMS safety standards

Industrial robot systems are playing an essential role in Integrated Manufacturing Systems (IMS). Safety standards are a top topic for the manufacturing sector.

Consequently, they are continually updated to keep up with market demands.  Organisations such as ANSI and ISO creates international guidelines to ensure and follow the safety standards requirements.

ISO Safety standards

According to the ISO 11161:2007 – “Therefore, it deals only with those safety aspects that are important for the safety-relevant interconnection of the machines and components.

Where machines and equipment of an integrated manufacturing system are operated separately or individually the relevant safety standards apply.”

The benefit of Industrial robot systems [layout analysis]

The layout should include the design, construction, installation, maintenance, modification, and decommissioning of integrated manufacturing systems.

Since industrial control systems interconnect multiple machines, is crucial to include a detailed layout for all equipment and components of the automation process on the layout or design of the systems, as well as the safety devices, sensors or hazard areas.

Dividing complex automation systems into control zones

The standard recommends creating individual zones within a more extensive operation. Moreover, the main benefit of dividing an IMS into smaller control zones is to allow workers to access a particular zone of the automation system in a safe condition while other sections still in production mode.

Applying safety by individual zone will maximise productivity because it reduces the risk of possible hazards and protects the staffs from any injury.

Industrial robot systems integration process

Robot systems are always related to the Integrated Manufacturing System and by integrating industrial robots in complex or straightforward production line operations.

The integration of industrial robots, industrial robot systems and industrial robot cell specifies safety requirements for the integration.  Click here for more

Three main aspects of Industrial robot integration:

  1. the design, manufacturing, installation, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of the industrial robot system or industrial robot cell;
  2. detail information for all elements on point 1
  3. component devices of the industrial robot system or robot cell.

Industrial Robot Manufacturers

Most of the industrial robot manufacturers include their safety components to the industrial robot arm.

Some of the industrial robot applications involve with IMS are material handling, packaging, assemblies or palletising.

Whether you are part of the smart factories or not, you need to keep updated with new trends and new safety measures that will help you to have a more effective production operation.

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