Jul 5, 2020

Safety for robots in manufacturing comes from advanced vision

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FreeMove is a vision-based safety system. Source: Veo Robotics.

Vision systems have been employed in manufacturing for parts inspection, parts alignment, quality control, part identification, and part picking for many years. Now, new vision technology helps provide safety for industrial robots to work alongside humans.

Robotics standards outline four different methods of collaboration: safety-rated monitored stop, hand guiding, power and force limiting (PFL), and speed and separation monitoring (SSM). The most commonly understood form of collaborative robotics in manufacturing applications are PFL robots, often known as “collaborative robots” or “cobots.”

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