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Design for robotic cell safety.

Authors
Jiang-BC; Cheng-OS
Source
Industrial Engineering Department, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama :1-22
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00198489
Abstract
The six severity levels design (SSLD) for manufacturing cell safety when robots work with other machines. This design philosophy integrated guarding techniques with control actions, while considering both production needs and safety concerns, and interfaced machine functions with process requirements. Principles used included: design based on knowledge of the manufacturing process; safety measures for system failure, human error and device misuse; control actions should depend on risk severity; individual machines and interactions among machines should be considered in guarding; warning devices for personnel awareness; and the use of guarding devices to isolate hazard sources from personnel. The philosophy was implemented in an unmanned manufacturing cell which made a family of parts. The designed system had the advantage of providing maximum operator protection while causing minimum interruption in the flow of production. The need for additional work in the areas of sensor reliability, system integration, and training were discussed.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Control-technology; Safety-research; Accident-prevention; Robotics; Automation
Contact
Industrial Engineering Industraial Engineering Dept 207 Dunstan Hall Auburn University, AL 36849
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
53490
Funding Type
Grant
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-197400
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-02230
NIOSH Division
OEP
Priority Area
Control-technology
Source Name
Industrial Engineering Department, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
State
AL
Performing Organization
Auburn University at Auburn, Auburn, Alabama
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