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Collaborative Robot Safety — Omron Whitepaper

Collaborative robots like to work around people. And that’s why manufacturing decision makers are increasingly using them in the workplace. They use collision detection technology and other features that limit their power and force capabilities to levels suitable for contact with humans. Still, collaborative robots and other types of robots need safety assessments to assure...

Aluminum Extrusions Collateral Damage

Parker Industrial Profile Systems recognizes Innovative-IDM as one of its regional design centers. The result is that we design, cut and assemble a LOT of extruded aluminum products. The collateral damage to all that fell on Jimmy Taylor, who is left to deal with the now-empty 20-foot heavy duty cardboard boxes in which the raw...

The customer needed a way to guard a machine yet still have access and visibility for that machine. This six-piece, color coded hard guard made from Parker IPS aluminum extrusion does the job. It keeps unwanted arms and hands from pinch points yet offers access areas so operators can still made adjustments to the machine....

This aluminum extrusion work station was built from the ground up by Innovative-IDM’s Bryan Rinehart. The customer needed a work station that was lightweight and portable. But it still needed to offer comfortable ergonomics and efficiency of work. Rinehart gives you a quick two-minute tour of the work station in this video. The work station...

When designing a machine frame for today’s automation equipment, should you use welded steel or structural aluminum extrusion? Aluminum extrusion vs. welded steel. There are several advantages to using aluminum extrusion when designing a machine frame: Aluminum extrusion is a lightweight and high-strength material. It’s easy to cut and machine. It does not require welding...