Warehouse Automation – Robotic Palletiser
Robotic palletiser safety is an important consideration in automated warehouses. Robots are used to load and move packaging pallets within a cell. Operators may need access to cells to perform maintenance and servicing, or if a package falls off the conveyor. Our customer wanted a solution to prevent unexpected restart of the robot whilst the operator was in the safeguarded space, known as whole body access.
The Fortress Solution
- Solution to maximise productivity by having a control station at the entranceway to the safeguarded cell
- Proactive inhibit function via a personnel/safety key
- Unexpected restart prevented while the operator has the safety key on their person
Safety contacts remain in an open state until the key is returned, ensuring the machine cannot be restarted until the operator returns the key, even if they are out of sight.