HANNOVER MESSE 2018,
23 - 27 April
Humans and heavy-duty robots working together in a shared non-enclosed space is currently extremely dangerous.For the first time Fraunhofer IWU presents a safety concept at the HMI, which is the prerequisite for humans and large robots working together. This safety concept defines various levels of interaction: the closer theinteraction, the higher the level and the stricter the safety rules. While thisconcept had only been used in the testing facilities of Fraunhofer IWU at thetime of Hannover Messe 2017, it has now entered industrial reality: a manufacturer of sanitary facilities in the region of the Ore Mountains in Saxony uses this concept to spare the employees from heavy-duty work. The four colleagues made of steel sort heavy steel frames onto transport frames. As a result, the cycle time of the plant has been reduced by 50 percent and the ergonomic aspects have been considerably improved. Using VR glasses, visitors can interact with a virtual heavy-duty robot at full speed and experience the convincing safety of the system.
At the booth of the Fraunhofer Group for Production a modular system for condition monitoring of machines is presented by Fraunhofer IWU. The exhibited virtual machine ...