The approach is pragmatic: The AIRSKIN collision sensor is a comprehensive safety cover for robots and grippers. It is quickly installed and connects directly to the robot controller instead of a safety fence and enables collaborative applications.
AIRSKIN operates on the highest safety level. The system is ISO 13849 Cat.3/ PLe safety certified and ideal for ISO/ TS 15066 compliant applications.
Robot and gripper are fully covered with soft AIRSKIN pads, including clamping and shearing areas. In the event of a collision between the robots and an employee or an object, the collision sensor responds and instantly triggers an emergency stop. Additionally, the soft pads dampen the effects of force that could occur until the machine finally comes to a standstill.
The design of AIRSKIN is user-friendly: a snap-on system ensures quick installation. Moreover, the safety cover helps you to eliminate fences, use your shop floor more efficiently and improve your machine utilization while increasing quality and productivity.
Ideally, the division of tasks between humans and robots is a combination of the respective strengths of both partners. Robots are made to perform simple, repetitive and ergonomically inappropriate tasks that could harm the employee in the long term. The worker can then turn to new and more complex tasks. After the first successful collaborative application, production staff independently finds and implements new application areas for cobots.