An in-depth look at how AMRs improve safety and productivity in manufacturing
Workplace safety and productivity go hand-in-hand. And while manually operated material handling equipment can undergo a great deal of wear-and-tear for a variety of reasons, many are turning to automated solutions.
Accidents involving material-handling equipment are significantly reduced, sometimes eliminated entirely, when equipment and processes are automated. Whether you’re using autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), automated guided vehicles (AGVs), visually guided vehicles (VGVs), or a robot by any other name, you can reduce risk of workplace injury.
In addition, you can greatly increase equipment life with the use of these automated solutions. Properly implemented safety systems embedded within robots can help to extend equipment longevity. AMRs are subject to wear-and-tear if the systems installed in these vehicles communicate directly with the brake and power lines. This approach causes emergency shock stops, which can harm the vehicle’s systems and loosen the brakes.
Vecna Robotics and SICK, Inc. have partnered together to create a system that maximizes throughput, warehouse density, worker safety, and equipment longevity with a Performance Level D safety system, a high-level navigation system, and advanced braking.
With this system, manufacturers can optimize their workflow, while still maintaining safety, by using a unique approach to achieving the optimal safety zone that allows for the use of thinner aisles and fewer unnecessary forced stops.
Download our guide to get an in depth look at:
- How a Performance Level D safety system works and why you need one
- How robots operate efficiently in a highly dynamic environment
- How a properly implemented safety system reduces wear-and-tear on equipment and increases system reliability and safety
Get the guide to learn more about how you can maximize safety and throughput in your facilities today with a SICK and Vecna Robotics solution!