AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (June 27, 2016) - ABB Robotics is pleased to announce the launch of SafeMove2, the latest generation of its safety certified robot monitoring software. SafeMove2 delivers greater flexibility, space savings and cutting edge commissioning tools for greater productivity at a lower total investment cost. This, combined with unsurpassed safety, enables closer collaboration between robots and factory workers.
Like the original SafeMove, first introduced in 2008, SafeMove2 includes a host of cutting-edge safety functions, including safe speed limits, safe standstill monitoring, safe axis ranges and position and orientation supervision. The new generation functionality encourages the development of innovative robot applications by integrating safety features directly into the robot controller.
"To be efficient, robots must be able to move at speeds suited to the given application. At high speeds this can present a potential hazard for people working in the immediate vicinity. Historically, fences or cages have been used to separate man from machine in an effort to keep them out of harm's way," says Dr. Hui Zhang, Head of Product Management, ABB Robotics. "SafeMove2 allows robots and operators to work more closely together by restricting robot motion to precisely what is needed for a specific application."
SafeMove2 allows for the creation of more efficient and flexible production scenarios, and provides tools that speed the commissioning workflow.
Company: ABB Robotics