Common Mistakes Made With
Collaborative Robot Safety
Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ's
Q. What if the cobot is planned to have more than one use?
A. No problem. Each application requires assessing to ensure that in all applications, it is safe for all to use.
Q. When should the risk assessment be conducted?
A. As early as possible! Don't leave it until the end (although it is quite a common approach to do this). Being involved from the beginning of the concept, will only aid the design and the safety can be built in as part of this. No matter where you are within a project, get in touch and lets discuss your options.
Q. I thought a cobot was safe?
A. Cobot manufacturers have done a fantastic job in creating a safe cobot. However, this is before any tooling or gripper assembly is added or any part is picked and placed. This is where the application and use potentially becomes unsafe. I've seen cobots that have been installed to be collaborative, only for them to end up in a guard solution because somewhere along the way the design concept has been misunderstood.