Autonomous and collaborative robots facilitate the implementation of autonomous production in industrial automation. In the production of semiconductors, or small computer chips, a delicate hand is necessary. This is where robots can really shine. In electronics and semiconductor production, industrial robots are perfectly suited for assembly of delicate products like printed circuit boards. Automated semiconductor production enables complex tasks to be accomplished quicker and with more precision by a robot, enabling employees to do tasks of greater value.
However, as the use of these tools continues to grow, manufacturers are looking for ways to maintain safety without sacrificing production. With significant safety standards development in the robotics and semiconductor industries, new technologies for industrial collaborative and mobile robots still require ongoing work to define safety protocols. There is a common misconception that these robots are safe right out of the box. Using proper risk assessments, risk reduction measures can be taken to accomplish a safe, productive, and efficient workplace where humans and robots collaborate safely.
Watch our webinar to see how you can meet safety standards for robots used in electronics and semiconductor production. SICK’s sensor technology play a key role in helping you stay compliant with safety standards and improve overall production.