The safety of a robotic workplace plays a primary role during its design. Every ABB robotic workstation goes through a process of risk assessment, a safety concept is created and the PL (performance level) is calculated and validated. ABB cooperates with independent experts in the field of electrical, mechanical and pneumatic safety.
Standard safety sensors, scanners, locks, optical sensors and two-hand controls are complemented by a number of hardware and software solutions that allow the operator to interact directly with the robot while maintaining maximum safety. One of these solutions is ABB SafeMove 2, which has become a market leader in tools for certified robot motion monitoring. Thanks to this technology, robotic workplaces can be more flexible, more productive and more compact.