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feature | robotics
physical bonds while maintaining production. For example, if an operator needed to
interact with the robot system, safety sensors could be incorporated into the robot
cell to detect the person's presence. Upon
that detection, the robot's speed would be
either supervised or monitored while it was
standing still. Once the person cleared the
zone, the robot could resume operation.
More recent developments in certified
safety technology, though, have led to more
efficient scenarios. They've also resulted in
benefits that go well beyond those aimed at
ensuring safer operations, including:
 Improved production with closer
collaboration. The tools to facilitate
collaboration between man and machine
are a reality, and the end result is less
downtime and increased productivity.
Advanced software offers enhanced
freedom and flexibility. Other improved functions that help amplify the
benefits of closer collaboration include
improved precision and less sensitivity, zones-inside-zones functionality,
support for combining safety functions,
and improved support for track-based
applications.
 Maximized floor-space utilization. Restricting robot motion to precisely what
is needed for a specific application allows
users to maximize their floor space.
Sophisticated software can provide
3D environment mapping to facilitate
intuitive setup and validation, thus
allowing cell-size optimization. Flexible
tools for supervising robot motion and
orientation let users optimize floor-space
utilization by enabling the digital design
and testing of production scenarios.
 Enhanced commissioning and programming. Workflow is increased by
ease-of-use improvements in safety-rated
speed and position monitoring. With
advanced simulation software, users
can easily visualize and program safe,

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efficient, optimized production scenarios
that can reach the factory floor within
seconds. By installing a visualizer on the
robot, a physical screen is provided in
front of the operator for quick, straightforward programming. Offline programming (which the white paper said
is the best way to maximize return on
investment) allows risk reduction, faster

start-up, shorter changeover, and fully
optimized productivity. EP

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Efficient Plant October 2017

Editorial
Implementations
Profitable Reliability Control On Your Horizon
Experts Provide IIoT Insights
Integrating Automation Into Shade Manufacturing
Fluid-Flow Challenges
Looking For Failure In All The Wrong Places
Closer Human/Robot Collaboration
Note These Causes Of Motor Failure
Reliable Pumping Supplement: Food & Beverage Processing
On The Floor
Uptime
IIoT
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Never Too Late For Basic Navigation
Audit or Assess? Understand The Difference
A Perfect Pair: Barcodes and Your CMMS
Lubrication Strategies
Products
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