As part of the human-robot collaboration, the robot provides assistance to the human and relieves him/her of physically difficult tasks. This includes, e.g., lifting heavy loads or doing overhead work. The supply and moving of component parts in production can also be taken over by autonomous robot systems. Furthermore, the integration of a modern force-measuring technology enables the hand-guided movement of a robot.
UTILIZATION OF FORCE-TORQUE SENSORS AND ROBOT SAFETY SKINS
Standard industrial robots can be equipped with an F6D force-torque sensor and a safety skin to pave the way for HRC in production. The forces acting on the tool can be measured thanks to the additional measurement technology. The robot is given a sort of “sense” and can use that to carry out force-controlled movements in six degrees of freedom.
The human-robot collaboration has a revolutionizing effect on industrial production as well as crucial advantages:
- Maximum flexibility in production
- Productivity increase due to integrated sensor systems
- Relief for employees thanks to robots taking over the performance of ergonomically difficult work steps
- Reduced risk of injuries, for example, due to the sensitive robot safety skin
- Consistently high quality in reproducible processes
- Easy integration thanks to control- and robot manufacturer-independent modules