Robot Safety with MiR AMRs
In the modern manufacturing landscape, the pressure to increase operational efficiency is a constant challenge. This often comes with the risk of compromising employee safety, leading to workplace injuries. However, the advent of collaborative and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) has revolutionized this aspect.
Why choose AMRs for better industrial robot safety?
AMRs, with their ability to autonomously navigate around people and other obstacles, provide a safer alternative to traditional methods. They optimize both workplace safety and productivity, making them a preferred choice for many manufacturers across various industries.
Hitachi optimizes safety with mobile robots
The multinational heating, ventilating, and air conditioning manufacturer Hitachi successfully integrated a MiR200 mobile robot into its Barcelona plant. The robot's tasks include delivering parts and materials to production lines and disposing of packaging materials.
The implementation of the MiR200 has significantly optimized internal transportation, covering up to 12km per shift. More importantly, the use of the MiR200 in narrow aisles instead of forklifts has enhanced workplace safety, demonstrating the effectiveness of AMRs as a forklift alternative.
What is robot safety?
Robot safety refers to the measures and precautions taken to ensure the safe operation of robots in a work environment. This includes the safety of the workers who interact with industrial robots, as well as the safety of the robots themselves. It involves careful planning and implementation of safety protocols, as well as the use of safety features built into the robots.
Why is safety important in robotics?
Autonomous Mobile Robots are designed with robot safety in mind, ensuring they can work safely alongside humans. MiR robots navigate autonomously around obstacles, including people, using sensors and cameras.
AMRs can reduce the risk of accidents and injuries in the workplace by taking over tasks that are dangerous for humans, such as lifting heavy loads or working in hazardous environments.
With MiR Go you can easily integrate a mobile robot into existing workflows and programme it to perform a wide range of tasks.
AMRs can be equipped with safety features such as emergency stop buttons, warning lights, and audible alarms, further enhancing industrial robot safety.
Training is essential for the safe use of AMRs. Workers should be trained on how to interact safely with the software of MiR mobile robots and how to respond in case of an emergency.