Playing It Safe With Material Handling Robots

Jan 25, 2015

Material handling robots can take over the tasking, back breaking labor that once was completed by human workers. These robots tackle the material handling applications with ease and help to reduce the injuries while also increasing productivity. Material handling robots can be used for packaging, part transfer, palletizing and more, so contact today to get started with your integration process.

Paired with prop­er safe­ty options, mate­r­i­al han­dling robots take a load off your workers. 

Gone are the days where you have to wor­ry about the repet­i­tive or stren­u­ous man­u­al labor tasks that cause body aches, pains, or worse for your work­ers. Mate­r­i­al han­dling robots, in con­junc­tion with spe­cif­ic robot­ic safe­ty options, can sig­nif­i­cant­ly lim­it injury and increase safe­ty around the workplace. 

Mate­r­i­al han­dling robots can be employed to pack­age, trans­fer parts, and pal­letize tasks that are haz­ardous to humans. Work­ers quick­ly become super­vi­sors where they no longer have to per­form dan­ger­ous appli­ca­tions in haz­ardous set­tings. In addi­tion, the employ­ers also get huge finan­cial sav­ings with few­er health­care and insur­ance con­cerns for the workers.

In order for these mate­r­i­al han­dling robots to work effec­tive­ly and safe­ly, work­ers need to be trained on these robot mate­r­i­al han­dling sys­tems and learn the pre­cau­tions to take to stay safe dur­ing robot­ic mate­r­i­al han­dling appli­ca­tions.

A safe­ty train­ing ses­sion is all that is nec­es­sary to make sure that work­ers are aware and edu­cat­ed on robot­ic safe­ty. This will save man­u­fac­tur­ers from pos­si­ble injuries and pro­duc­tion slow­downs lat­er down the road.

There are a vari­ety of safe­ty guard options that Robots​.com, a cer­ti­fied inte­gra­tor of Fanuc, Motoman, ABB, and KUKA robot­ic prod­ucts, offers to con­sumers. Mate­r­i­al han­dling robot­ic work cells and indus­tri­al arms com­plete their tasks fast and with tremen­dous force. They can be dan­ger­ous to work­ers if they are not prop­er­ly guarded.

There are phys­i­cal bar­ri­er options such as fenc­ing and dividers that help to add a phys­i­cal bar­ri­er and perime­ter around the robot and cur­tains that aid in debris and arc glare protection.

There are also invis­i­ble bar­ri­ers like light cur­tains and area scan­ners. SICK makes a vari­ety of cost –effec­tive light cur­tains and area scan­ners used by Robots​.com in sev­er­al of their work cells and robot sys­tems. They both pro­tect the access point for the entry point of the robot sys­tem and come in many sizes with dif­fer­ent resis­tance variants.

Are you con­sid­er­ing automa­tion for your mate­r­i­al han­dling prac­tices? If so, con­tact Robots​.com at 8777626881 and work with our team of sales­peo­ple, engi­neers and design­ers to cus­tomize a mate­r­i­al han­dling robot­ic sys­tem to meet your needs.

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