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Safe human-robot collaboration in the final assembly of electric motors

A worker attaches non-rigid parts to an electric motor, e.g., a protective cover on a hybrid powertrain. A safely monitored robot with force and torque limiters takes electric motors from a conveyor and passes them to the worker. Once the worker has applied the protective cover to the powertrain and exits the protected area of the robot, it starts up again automatically. This has been implemented by means of a safety concept comprising a safety laser scanner, microScan3, deTec4 Core safety light curtain, and a Flexi Soft safety controller.

  • Following product families can be used
    Product family Flexi Soft
    The software-programmable safety controller
    • Safety controller with modular hardware platform
    • Configuration saved in the system plug
    • Safe controller networking with Flexi Line
    • Safe series connection with Flexi Loop
    • Safe drive monitoring
    • Safe analog value monitoring
    • Flexi Soft Designer license-free configuration software
    Product family deTec
    Because we take safety to the next level
    • NFC diagnosis and smartphone app
    • Diagnostics and automation via IO-Link
    • 2-signal muting
    • Smart presence detection
    • Dynamic protective field widths
    • Configuration of all functions without software
    • Reduced resolution: 1 or 2 beams
    • IP65, IP67, and IP69K enclosure ratings plus variants for explosion-hazardous areas
    Product family microScan3 Core
    The new generation of safety laser scanners for stationary applications
    • Innovative safeHDDM® scanning technology
    • Protective field range: Up to 9 m, scanning angle: 275°
    • Up to 8 freely configurable fields
    • Up to 4 simultaneous protective fields
    • System plug with configuration memory and M12 plug connectors
    • Safe machine integration via I/Os or via network with EtherNet/IP™ CIP Safety™ or PROFINET PROFIsafe
    • Safe SICK device communication via EFI-pro
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