Team Shuttleworth showcased our innovative collaborative conveyor with fenceless technology featuring the FANUC LR Mate 200iD robot at Pack Expo 2016 held in Chicago, November 6-9. Attendees were able to learn more about the collaboration through fenceless technology including the increased safety benefits.
The Fanuc LR Mate 200iD is a 6-axis articulated robot featuring fenceless technology which safely monitors the position or speed of the robot and shuts down motor power when the defined safety parameters are exceeded. The robot is integrated with Rockwell Automation’s SafeZone Mini Safety Area scanner and Soft Robotics’ end-of-arm grippers tooling.
Generally, collaborative robots work with human operator side-by-side but the difference between fenceless technology and collaborative is the speed. Our work cell demonstrated the robot running at 100% speed in normal operating zone. If human intervention is required, the robot will reduce speed and go to zero speed to allow correction or inspection needed. No access buttons or reset is required.
Shuttleworth’s collaborative systems meets Safety Category 3 PLd and the requirements of ANSI/RIA/ISO/EN 10218-1 for safety performance.
To learn more about Shuttleworth’s collaborative conveyor with fenceless technology, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us direct at 800-444-7412.