AIRSKIN® Product and Applications

  • YES, AIRSKIN complies with UL 1740:2018, ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012, CAN/CSA-Z434-14 + GI1 according to TÜV Rheinland

  • AIRSKIN® is shipped to you in a box as an add-on safety device. The products for the specific robot models contain everything to upgrade the robot: AIRSKIN® pads, our support layer to mount everything onto the robot, cables, tools, installation instructions and certifications. 

  • Because we use AIR inside an airtight SKIN as medium to detect deformation anywhere on the outer surface of our AIRSKIN® pads in collision situations. 

  • When you want to gain space and flexibility, and want to get rid of the fence around the robot.

    When you need more payload and reach than current cobots can provide.

    When you need more speed in your application than current cobots can provide.

  • Yes, AIRSKIN is suitable for operation in special environments, but in order to confirm, we need to know your specific requirements. Please contact our sales team with your specific request.

  • Yes. Mobile applications will be the next evolution in manufacturing and AIRSKIN® is already being tested on AGVs.

  • Yes, we have a case where AIRSIN® modules are operational in an oily/dusty industrial environment, now for more than 1.5 years.

    Read Magna article

  • No. There are only collaborative applications, as the robot, tool, workpiece and the surrounding have to be considered.

AIRSKIN® Technology

  • AIRSKIN® is certified as a safety sensor in Performance Level E, category 3, according to EN ISO 13849-1.

    ◦ PFHd [1/h] with up to 15 AIRSKIN® pads:
    <= 2.7e‐8
    ◦ MTTFd: 91 Years, DC = 99%

    For more specifications about AIRSKIN®, download the full datasheet and the certifications from our request technical data page.

  • ◦ ISO 13849‐1 PLe / Cat 3
    ◦ EN/IEC 62061 SILCL3
    ◦ UL 1740:2018
    ◦ ANSI/RIA R15.06‐2012
    ◦ CAN/CSA‐Z434‐14 + GI1


    ◦ TUV Austria: TÜV‐A‐MHF/MG/17‐00411
    ◦ TUV Rheinland: CU 72192170 0001


  • Download the AIRSKIN® Technical Specification PDF from our request technical data page.

  • You can connect up to 15 AIRSKIN® pads in series.

  • AIRSKIN® does this visually via LED codes shown on each AIRSKIN® pad. Please see the AIRSKIN® Manual or our youtube channel.

  • AIRSKIN® and the AIRSKIN® safety flange (compliant safety device mounted between robot flange and tool) will reduce the nominal payload of the robot for about 10 - 20 % due to the added AIRSKIN®  weight on Axis 6 and Axis 3-5.

  • No. The AIRSKIN® pads are connected only via a 6 core cable (24V, ground, safety channel 1 IN, OUT, safety channel 2 IN, OUT). Each AIRSKIN® pad gets its air via an embedded micro pump from the surroundings to do selftests.

Distribution, Service, Maintenance

  • Yes, please contact our sales team or your local KUKA, Stäubli or Epson partner. 

    Together we will make sure that the end-customer is connected with the right integration partner who can deliver a safe, certified, hiqh-quality application which meets your requirement regarding productivity and budget.

  • Warranty (Gewährleistung) is 12 month. We offer a 3-Year All-Inclusive Service package with spare parts.

  • Currently we offer AIRSKIN® worldwide (North and South-America, Europe, Asia). Please contact us for your specific request. 

  • At least once a year visual check and cleaning has to be done. We suggest to combine the yearly inspection of the robot with AIRSKIN® maintenance, as the AIRSKIN® has to be removed from the robot anyway.

    For details, please see the AIRSKIN® manual.

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