Safety - Safety Systems
Traditional and collaborative robots, depending on the application, may be used partially or fully in areas with human workers, and there are new standards and applications designed to improve their safety capabilities.
Tutorial: It is important to know precisely which certification scheme is required for the installation of electrical equipment in a hazardous (classified) area and what precautions need to be taken in each circumstance.
Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, March 14-20: Cognitive computing, predictive maintenance and Hannover Messe, getting the right data, more
Articles about cognitive computing, predictive maintenance, getting the right data, asset performance monitoring, and preventing VFD faults and failures were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, March...
When setting up a collaborative robot, users should be aware of software functions such as safety plane functions and programming standards that are designed to improve the robot's function and safety features on the plant floor.
ABB IEC 60309 plugs and connectors are IP69K rated, making the connectors ideal for applications requiring liquid ingress protection such as wash-down operations in food processing plants, dairy farms, and breweries.