Designing for Human-Robot Collaboration
FreeMove™ is a single-robot vision system that enables people to work safely in collaboration with standard industrial robots. It is engineered for compliance with the ISO 13849 functional safety standard.
The FreeMove™ Application Development Kit (ADK) is available now. It is intended to allow manufacturing engineers to develop production applications that can be deployed on the production version of Veo FreeMove™.
The FreeMove™ ADK incorporates the full functionality of Veo FreeMove™, but without our fail-safe hardware and fault monitoring systems, so it must be used in controlled settings with redundant safety provisions. Read more about FreeMove™ ADK.
With FreeMove™ ADK you can:
Quickly develop process steps that include production labor and standard industrial robots within a cycle or for fault recovery
Save capital costs and engineering time
Quickly deploy the full FreeMove™ production system when it becomes available in 2020
The system consists of sensors, a custom computing platform and a software suite for configuration and set-up.
Includes 4 - 8 off-the-shelf sensors mounted on the periphery of workcells to cover volume of safeguarded space.
Processes image data from the sensors and implements Speed & Separation Monitoring (based on guidelines defined by ISO 15066) to slow or stop the robot.
Software suite for self-service configuration and real-time and visualization of sensor and FreeMove™ Cortex data.
Integrates directly with your robot controller to simulate safeguarding of single robot workcells
Dynamically computes Protective Separation Distance to a human or unidentified object based on the current position of the robot
Incorporates CAD models of workpieces, tooling, and workcell fixtures to enable human-robot collaboration in workcells