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FANUC robots to collaborate… with each other!

20 June 2016

At this year’s PPMA Total Exhibition, at the NEC, Birmingham, from 27 to 29 September, FANUC will be demonstrating another step into the future of robotic safety.  

A collaborative robot, designed for working safely with human colleagues, will be challenged to work alongside a caged cell containing a conventional robot.

In the conventional cell, which is completely open on two sides, FANUC’s Dual Check Safety (DCS) technology will be combined with a safety scanner and safety camera. The robot will slow down to a safe speed as humans approach the cell, but will only stop when a hand moves into the cell itself, allowing maximum productivity and less downtime having to ramp back up to full production speed.

Now, just as when a human intruder penetrates the safety system, the robot in the cell will likewise react if the CR35iA 35kg collaborative robot gets too close.


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