Company: SICK, Inc.
Technology Snapshot: The Safe Robotics Area Protection (SRAP) safety system from SICK provides process-based protection for collaborative robot applications.
The safety system provides machine operators with unrestricted, yet safe, access to a robot’s working area at any time, by adapting the operating conditions to the position of the person. These adaptive perception capabilities prevent the risk of accidents from occurring and simultaneously improve productivity. It reduces downtime and optimizes the ergonomic and process aspects of the operator’s workflow.
The SRAP system consists of a Flexi Soft safety controller and a safety laser scanner – either the space-saving S300 Mini Remote for shorter scanning ranges or the microScan3 Core for larger monitoring fields. Safe Robotics Area Protection satisfies the criteria of Performance Level PL d in accordance with EN ISO 13849-1.
SRAP is a complete turnkey solution that is ready to use in no time at all. With prefabricated and tested software function blocks, the safety system can be integrated with ease and fits seamlessly into the controllers of all standard industrial robots.
The migration capabilities of the system configuration, plus the option of adapting it in line with additional safety functions, make Safe Robotics Area Protection a future-proof safety system that enables flexible, autonomous machines and robots to adapt quickly and effortlessly to new production conditions, safety requirements, and protective field conditions that result from this.