Innovative Safety Solutions with ABB's SafeMove2

Aug 25, 2016

ABB has provided customers with an updated software solution titled SafeMove2. SafeMove2 will increase the flexibility, greater space savings, numerous cutting edge commissioning tools, and improved safety functions. The safety function of SafeMove2 include safe speed limits, standstill monitoring, axis ranges and position, and orientation supervision. ​This helps to decrease the overall need for fences and cages.


ABB has recent­ly launched an unri­valed safe­ty cer­ti­fied soft­ware that increas­es over­all pro­duc­tiv­i­ty for up to a 30% reduc­tion in total invest­ment cost! SafeMove2 pro­vides increased flex­i­bil­i­ty, greater space sav­ings, numer­ous cut­ting edge com­mis­sion­ing tools, and even more improved safe­ty func­tions such as safe speed lim­its, safe stand­still mon­i­tor­ing, safe axis ranges and posi­tion, and ori­en­ta­tion super­vi­sion. These safe­ty fea­tures are inte­grat­ed direct­ly into the robot con­troller to encour­age the devel­op­ment of inno­v­a­tive robot appli­ca­tions. There is a safe­ty field­bus con­nec­tiv­i­ty inte­grat­ed into ABB’s IRC5 robot con­troller fam­i­ly as well as the IRC5 Sin­gle, Com­pact, and Paint controllers.

In addi­tion, SafeMove2 pro­vides the nec­es­sary tools to facil­i­tate col­lab­o­ra­tion between man and machine. It decreas­es the need for fences or cages as it allows close col­lab­o­ra­tion between robots and fac­to­ry work­ers. SafeMove2 is able to restrict the robot motion to sole­ly what is need­ed for a spe­cif­ic appli­ca­tion. Safe­ty sen­sors can be incor­po­rat­ed into the work­cell to pro­vide imme­di­ate detec­tion of a worker’s pres­ence. These sen­sors enable the super­vi­sion and mon­i­tor­ing of the robot’s speed while the work­er is present and then quick­ly restart­ing work after the work­er is gone. This ulti­mate­ly results in less down­time and high­er pro­duc­tiv­i­ty gains. 

This advanced soft­ware also increas­es the speed up the com­mis­sion­ing work­flow for a faster set­up and val­i­da­tion, as well as for the cre­ation of more effi­cient and flex­i­ble pro­duc­tion scenarios.

ABB is doing an incred­i­ble job of keep­ing up with the fast-paced and quick­ly advanc­ing indus­tri­al robot­ic world by devel­op­ing pro­grams, such as SafeMove2, to enhance col­lab­o­ra­tion solu­tions, pro­duc­tiv­i­ty, and safe­ty. Solu­tions like these help to sup­port the advance­ment and inte­gra­tion of future tech­nolo­gies, such as the Indus­tri­al Inter­net of Things by pro­vid­ing ful­ly inte­grat­ed, flex­i­ble soft­ware solutions. 

It is easy to see that the fac­to­ry of the future is chang­ing. ABB con­tin­ues to stay at the fore­front of devel­op­ing tech­nol­o­gy, ulti­mate­ly help­ing to reshape the way the world con­quers automa­tion man­u­fac­tur­ing with its inno­v­a­tive safe­ty solu­tions. Con­tact us online or at 8777626881 to get start­ed today! 

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