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ISO/TS 15066 for the Real World: Manufacturing

Karine Simard
by Karine Simard.
Posted on Jul 06, 2016 7:00 AM. 2 min read time

Honda has used collaborative robots for safety rated monitored stop applications. These applications enable robots to be loaded by human workers without the servo needing to be shut off.


When they started implementing the system, the first thing they showed their associates was the then draft of ISO/TS 15066, says Dave Smith, a robotics safety expert at Honda Canada Manufacturing.  

“We showed them in the standard why these robots are different, because they are used to the robot being locked down during loading. We used ISO/TS 15066 to show our associates the requirements and all the different features that are keeping them safe. We will do the same with power and force limited applications,” says Smith.

Implementation of ISO/TS 15066 allows application engineers, integrators, and production managers to  demonstrate the safety of the system to end-users, improving factory floor worker's confidence in the process.

Note: Safety rated monitored stop applications can also be performed by regular, non-collaborative industrial robots. 


ISO/TS 15066 Explained

ISO-TS_15066_Explained_Ebook_Cover.pngWe interviewed members of the ISO Committee that wrote ISO/TS 15066 to get their input and provide more context to the document. This eBook will make this new technical specifications easy to understand. It covers the reason why it was written, how it affects the factories today, and why it's important.  Even better, it explains the content of the technical specifications in the context of real-world scenarios you can relate to.

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How to Perform an ISO/TS 15066-Compliant Risk Assessment

How-to-perform-risk-assessment-ebook-cover-1.pngReady to get started with improved safety with collaborative robots? This is your guide.  This eBook explains each part of the document, how to fill it up, and why it's there. Follow the guide to perform those risk assessments and comply with ISO/TS 15066. This eBook also comes with an Excel template for you to use.

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Karine Simard
Written by Karine Simard
Karine is a journalism-school graduate turned marketer with a side-step in sales and the addition of an MBA to complete her understanding of business. She has documented, marketed and sold products in the high-tech industry, from power monitors to people counters, enterprise software and telecom testing solutions. She cares about team dynamics, marketing and generating quality leads for her teammates in sales. Her mission is to bring sales and marketing teams together into one happy revenue-generating machine.
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