Power- and force-limited collaborative robots are designed to work next to people without additional safeguarding. They are generally intuitive to use, and easy to repurpose. Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer robot and Yaskawa Motoman’s HC10 are both power- and force-limited in their designs.
Other types of collaborative operation include
- Stopped State Monitoring
- Speed / Separation Monitoring
These are detailed in ISO 10218 and ANSI 15.06. Call MSI Tec for additional information on these standards!