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ISO/TS 15066 for the Real World: Packaging

Karine Simard
by Karine Simard. Last updated on Jun 16, 2016 7:04 AM
Posted on Jun 16, 2016 7:00 AM. 1 min read time

Picture a packaging application in which a robot picks parts from one bin, manipulates them, and packages them into another bin.


In this scenario, the points of contact with human workers are limited to occasionally supplying one bin and occasionally removing the other. Such a system might be set up by a company that wants to run a robot without a fence to test the technology, but that doesn't want a high frequency of exposure.

“This scenario makes the overlap in time and space rather modest,” says Björn Matthias, Senior Principal Scientist – Robotic Automation, at ABB. “Nevertheless, the same criteria apply, and if you have incidental contact, which can happen, then the pressure and force limit specifications provided in ISO/TS 15066 can help you to dimension this sort of application.” 


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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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