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.