Work Cell Door Safety Features

Oct 21, 2014

When integrating a welding work cell onto your production floor, it is very important to take all the necessary safety precautions. Installing safety elements onto a workcell ensures that humans do not get injured during the operation. There are two different type of safety work cell doors, the window-door and the door interlock system.


Weld­ing work cells can be very dan­ger­ous if the prop­er safe­ty pre­cau­tions are not tak­en. That is why a safe­ty pack­age for a work cell is so impor­tant. There are many safe­ty fea­tures that keep human work­ers from get­ting injured while the work cell robots are oper­at­ing. Most work cells have at least two dif­fer­ent doors avail­able: Win­dow-Door and Door Inter­lock Systems.

In the win­dow work­cell door, an entry door is opened and a part is placed in the win­dow onto the posi­tion­er. Once the door is closed, the robot knows that it is safe to per­form the appli­ca­tion need­ed. The oper­a­tor and robot nev­er come into close contact. 

The safe­ty inter­lock­ing sys­tem on the work­cell oper­a­tion door will not allow the robot to func­tion at that sta­tion unless the door is closed. If the door is opened while the robot is oper­at­ing, the work cell safe­ty fea­ture will cause the robot to come to a com­plete stop, and the safe­ty reset but­ton will light up on the oper­a­tor sta­tion. Until that door is closed, the robot will not move auto­mat­i­cal­ly. This is also the case for the entry door. The only time that a robot will move when the safe­ty inter­lock­ing doors are not closed is when the human oper­a­tor has the robot in teach mode, and the robot is run­ning through a teach pen­dant, instead of the oper­a­tor station.

Are you inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about safe­ty fea­tures and how they can keep your work­ers safe dur­ing robot oper­a­tions? Then you should con­tact Robots​.com pro­vides robots from sev­er­al dif­fer­ent robot­ics com­pa­nies, includ­ing Fanuc, Motoman, KUKA, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and ABB. Our staff will work with you to help you build and cus­tomize the per­fect work cell for your facil­i­ty and budget.

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