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Protecting operators and enhancing robot safety

SafeMove, ABB’s safety solution, provides greater flexibility, space savings, and cutting edge commissioning tools for higher productivity at a lower total cost of investment. All this, combined with unsurpassed safety, enables closer collaboration between robots and factory workers while reducing total investment by up to 30%.

Robots are arguably one of the most important components of any flexible automation solution. They are capable of performing any number of applications from Arc Welding to Packaging. To be efficient robots must be able to move quickly making them a potential hazard for people working in their vicinity. Historically, fences or cages have been used to separate man from machine in an effort to keep them out of harm’s way.

First introduced in 2008, SafeMove performs safety certified monitoring of robot motion, tool and standstill supervision as well as speed limitation.

Working hand-in-hand with our customers to develop innovative robot safety technologies, ABB introduces SafeMove. It allows for the creation of more efficient and flexible production scenarios, and integrates safety fieldbus connectivity into ABB’s IRC5 robot controller family.
Optimal balance between hardware and software - SafeMove‘s functionality has evolved from hardware to software. 

Supported robots and controllers - Able to support all robot mounting angles, SafeMove is available for use with the majority of ABB’s robot and controllers.

Collaboration - With SafeMove the tools to facilitate collaboration between man and machine are a reality.

RobotStudio® - Safety configurations are now faster and more efficient. Taking full advantage of our premier offline programming tool, RobotStudio.

Faster commissioning times - SafeMove includes a set of easy-to-use tools for fast setup, validation and commissioning.
Features and benefits:
  • Enables lean, flexible, & economic robot solutions
  • Designed to keep humans and equipment completely safe
  • Saves floor space • Facilitates human/robot collaboration
  • Enables hazardous applications such as X-ray inspections and laser cutting

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