With the fourth industrial revolution, the complexity of production processes is growing rapidly. In an effort to adapt to these new challenges, food and beverage companies are increasingly turning to automation technology. In addition, safety is always an issue when robots and humans work in the same area.
The SafeROBOTICS functions offered by B&R Automation eliminates the need for a safety cage and allows robots and human operators to work hand in hand.
In addition to functions for monitoring the speed of a robot’s joints and tool center point (TCP), the range of the SafeROBOTICS functions has expanded to include monitoring of workspace boundaries and the orientation of the tool mounting flange. This makes it easier to achieve the higher levels of flexibility and tighter integration of robotics and automation demanded by Industry 4.0 (also known as the Internet of Things).
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