Adhering to Safety Standards for Industrial Robotic Cells

For some time, robots have played an integral role in manufacturing, performing repetitive — and often dangerous tasks — that humans would rather avoid. In some circumstances, the robots were literally set off from their human colleagues, toiling away behind a large fence to keep workers safe from any mishaps.

These separated areas have carried the term “industrial robotic cells.” A robotic cell is a system dedicated to performing a specified task. It includes the robot, controller, and whatever other parts are required to safely perform its function, such as guards, conveyors, and sensors. Newer versions of industrial robotic cells are increasingly being integrated into production and kept from harming humans with an array of sensors and devices within or attached to the robot itself rather than a large fence, saving space and allowing for more flexibility in integration.

Download our whitepaper for a look at the regulations that help ensure these industrial robotic cells operate as intended.
Main Global Standards for Industrial Robotic Cells

USA – UL 1740; ANSI/RIA R15.06 Part 2
Canada – UL 1740; CAN/CSA Z434 Part 2
EU – EN/ISO 10218-2
Japan – JIS B8433-2

Key Learning Points

1 Outline of the Basic Safety Standards for Industrial Robotic Cells.

2 Evaluation of the Critical Considerations for Robotic Cell Design.

3 Review of the Global Requirements for Industrial Robotic Cells.

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