AIRSKIN allows workers to interact with UR10 robots by touchFebruary 8, 2019 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd. distributes the latest automation solutions, including collaborative robot arms (or “cobots”) by Universal Robots. Now, Austrian manufacturer Blue Danube Robotics has made working with UR10 cobots even easier. Blue Danube has developed a special pressure-sensitive safety skin, AIRSKIN, to allow close human-cobot collaboration in cramped environments.
With the AIRSKIN solution, workers can start, stop, or position these Universal Robots arms with nothing more than a touch of the hand or arm.
Higher safe robot speed
AIRSKIN safety skin increases the productivity of UR10 six-axis cobots by enabling a higher safe robot speed. Variations of this modular solution include elbow-to-wrist, wrist pads, and elbow pads. Blue Danube recommends AIRSKIN for several applications, such as screwdriving, pick and place, packaging and palletizing, assembly, machine tending, and quality inspection.
Available for robots and End-of-Arm Tooling, AIRSKIN is an easy, add-on solution made of sturdy and durable material developed for industrial work environments. Users can install it very quickly, by directly connecting six wires to the robot controller’s safety IOs. The benefits of this safety skin can be classified into three main categories:
- Space. AIRSKIN is the perfect safety solution for cramped work spaces, saving space with no fence or laser scanner required.
- Speed. This product allows users to increase the safe speed of a cobot; speeds of up to 800 millimetres per second are possible for collaborative applications.
- Safety. AIRSKIN complies with the highest safety standards, such as ISO 13849 (PLe), IEC 62061 (SIL3), and ISO/TS 15066. The autonomous pads constantly run self-diagnosis to keep functional safety at the highest level, while making risk assessment quicker and easier.
To get a glimpse of AIRSKIN for UR10 3W in action, check out the video below:
Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd. supplies several designs of Universal Robots six-axis cobots in Canada, with payloads ranging from three to ten kilograms and reaches from 50 centimetres to 1.3 metres. These are the world’s most flexible, lightweight tabletop collaborative robots.
For more information, contact Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd.