Automatica 2016 in Munich: Mayser makes robots safe

From the 21st to the 24th June, Mayser presented itself for the first time as an HRC system supplier at Automatica in Munich. We exhibited a system specially tailored to robotics, made up of several safety components, which includes the robot itself, the immediate environment, and also the area around the tools and the workpiece.

Pressure sensitive and capacitive 3D collision protection systems are used, as well as safe ultrasonic sensors, surface sensors and soft covers. The system components can be individually combined, which means that they meet many different safety requirements. Thomas L. Zawalski, Managing Director, is happy with the progress of the trade fair: “We have had our approach to developing an HRC safety system confirmed, the approach of thinking of the collaborative workplace as a whole, including tools and workpiece. Robot manufacturers and integrators showed great interest, in particular in the safe ultrasonic system, with which we will in future be able to make safe the area around the tools and workpiece, among other things.”

Success has not just come out of the blue, as we have been accessing our comprehensive expertise from the automotive, industrial and medical technology fields in developing this HRC safety system, in order to offer humans working with robots the best possible protection.