Industrial Robotics / Career Development

High standards foster safety with collaborative robots

By A3 blog

Aug 18, 2016

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Your vision is to gain recognition as a company with a world-class reputation for quality. You implement a robot to automate your machine tending, but workers on the floor eye it with suspicion. They’ve read on the Internet or heard about robots out of control.

One way to ease their concerns is to share with them the latest surrounding safety standards and collaborative robots.

For example, a machinist with Whippany Actuation Systems was quoted on a video installment of Why I Automate saying he was concerned about the robotic arm that he had to supervise.

As he worked with it, any fears he had were eliminated. When the robot bumped into him, it just shut down to avoid causing an injury.

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