Robots in manual load/unload stations - Safety requirements

02 August 2018

In manual load/unload stations an operator can interface directly with an industrial robot system, e.g. feed/remove material into and out of a robot cell. The layout of the robot cell is designed to provide a work area that is free of hazards and to lessen the motivation to defeat the designed safeguarding.
In 2017 a standard was published giving safety requirements for industrial robots in manual load/unload stations. In May a correction was published changing the title of the standard. ISO/TR 20218-2:2017(Cor. 2018-05) supplements the requirements for industrial robot system safety specified in NEN-EN-ISO 10218-2:2011 (World Packaging Standardisation Newsletter, July 2018).
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