“The fences are coming down. Robots are being seen in a whole new light.”
-Tanya M. Anandean, Robotic Industries Association
Today’s industrial cage free robots are making headlines and quickly becoming an excellent solution for any company looking to reduce costs and improve productivity by minimizing floor space and allowing easy access in and out of the system without the need for extra safety equipment.
How it Works
With the addition of “SafePlus”, a new optional safety solution, Mitsubishi is able to turn any of their industrial robots into a cage-free collaborative robotic system.
Mitsubishi cage free collaborative robots allow people to safely enter and leave a robot cell that is unguarded (cage free) without disrupting the system. A standard robot is connected to off the shelf safety equipment and the “SafePlus” safety module and standard safety equipment allow for a safe environment without any obstruction or cages. Speed, torque and position (or any combination of the 3) are monitored and allow the robot to be stopped in case of a safety issue. The robotic system uses a standard sensor that allows it to detect the presence and proximity of an individual and react accordingly. When the individual is in the zone closest to the robot, safety zone 2, the robot will remain on but unmoving. Once the individual steps back into safety zone 1, the robot will begin to move at a slow pace. When the individual has moved back into the safe zone, the robot will run at normal speed. This technology allows the robot and individual to work safely side by side, lifting human-machine collaboration to a whole new level.
How it Benefits You
Mitsubishi Cage Free Robots offer solutions that reduce costs and improve productivity, while maintaining a safe environment for your employees.
Mitsubishi Cage Free Robots can lower labor costs, improve safety and increase productivity for the following industries:
- Packaging/Food & Beverage
- General Manufacturing
**Call Allied Automation today at 1-800-214-0322 for more information on our exciting and innovative Mitsubishi Cage Free Robots.