What makes us different?
We understand that consistency and familiarity is important to you and that is why we guarantee you the same safety consultant throughout the whole of your project. This ensures you get the same level of service on every visit, the same friendly voice at the end of the phone and allows us to build life long relationships with you and your team.
We have extensive knowledge around the safety of collaborative robots and a passion for ensuring they are used safely within industry. We have recently CE marked a number cobot applications, introduced into businesses, as a result of COVID-19 and we expect this demand to increase significantly in the future.
We are able to tailor our collaborative robot safety service based on your needs and your safety knowledge. It could be as little as the force and pressure safety testing and issuing the associated reports to show compliance or we can undertake all of the safety requirements for the application on your behalf, which include:
The risk assessments
Conceptual safety design
Force and pressure testing
Compliance to the Essential Health and Safety Requirements
Building of the technical file
Production of the Declaration of Conformity certificate ready for signing.
Get in contact with us today and let us discuss your cobot application and answer any questions you may have and discuss the best way to move forward and if needed we can arrange a site visit to further discuss your requirements.
Testing the force & pressure of a cobot
During the commissioning stage, it is important to validate the forces and pressures that can be exerted by the cobot movements. Annex A of ISO/TS 15066 lists the permissible force and pressure values that can be exerted onto the body.
Where the values are above the permissible limits, measures must be put in place to reduce the values to the acceptable level. This is to ensure that in the unlikely event of a collision with the cobot, the operator is unharmed.
As the cobot application is completed, the risk assessment should be closed out, ensuring that all hazards have been adequately reduced.
As the cobot is subject to mechanical wear, testing should be repeated on a periodic basis to ensure that nothing has changed or deteriorated.
CE Marking of the cobot application
A cobot is supplied with a Declaration of Incorporation (DOI) from the manufacturer, as it is considered a partly completed piece of machinery.
This means the system integrator or end user is legally responsible for the overall CE marking process including building the technical file and issuing a Declaration of Conformity (DOC) for the cobot application.
Vaibhav Boricha - Director at VIKASO® | Robotics 4.0
Making robot applications ‘collaborative’ is one of Vikaso's prime objectives. Matt’s expertise and testing kit is a value-adding combination that helps us achieve this objective. His pro-active approach helps address critical issues early in the design phase