Florence, KY – Whenever a human operator must share workspace with a robot, there is no question that safety is the highest priority. When an operator enters the robot cell, the robot must be safely idled, which results in lost productivity. However, Balluff now offers pre-engineered hardware kits that provide diverse, complementary and redundant position monitoring for up to three robot axes to help recapture lost productivity.
Balluff’s robot zone limit systems install easily and provide visual indication and the flexibility to adjust zone angles and locations while providing a control-reliable means to mute personnel-sensing devices per the requirements of ANSI/RIA R15.06-1999. These pre-engineered kits include all mounting hardware, complementary cams, and the proven Balluff multiple position switch in either mechanical or inductive versions. In addition to increasing productivity, these systems can dynamically restrict the operating envelope of the robot, allowing a smaller area to be guarded, thus reducing work cell size and guarding.
Systems are available for both RTU and track or gantry robots. The linear systems can provide up to four independent zones along the length of robot travel, eliminating robot detecting light curtains while increasing zoning flexibility.
To learn more about these systems visit www.balluff.com/bzl to select systems for your robot, download datasheets and manuals.