AIRSKIN® Modules

Unlimited possibilities with
AIRSKIN® Modules

Flexible safety
solution

Add soft, thick, pressure sensitive, PLe / Cat. 3 safety certified AIRSKIN pads to your automation solution.

Modular add-on
solution

Choose shape and thickness to fit your application. Easy-On magnetic safety.

Fast ISO/TS 15066
applications

AIRSKIN® pads dampen collision, cover sharp edges, reducing force and pressure. 9 ms reaction time for fastest cycle times.

Pressure-sensitive
safety elements

Soft, airtight sensor pads continuously
monitor and detect internal pressure changes due to deformations of the hull in collision situations.

More about AIRSKIN technology

Features

Magnetic

Simple to install, due to magnetic fasteners and magnetic electric connectors.

Dampening

AIRSKIN® pads and mounting structure are available with dampening of up to 30 mm.

 

Easy Installation

Direct connection of up to 15 AIRSKIN® Modules as OSSD devices to any safety PLC.

AIRSKIN® Modules

AIRSKIN® Modules system is the cost–effective, modular solution to quickly and easily add safety not only to robots, but to custom end effectors, 7th robot axis, mobile robots, moving machinery and other automation equipment.

airskin module pads laying on the ground connected to the controller

AIRSKIN® Modules stop machines on contact

Whether it is a robot arm, a linear axis, a mobile robot, a special machinery or
even ergonomic safety UI. 

AIRSKIN® Modules system is the only cost–effective and flexible solution to quickly add safety to almost any machinery. 

airskin module pads mounted on a collaborative robot

Start your true robot
collaboration with AIRSKIN®

Frequently
asked questions

  • Yes. AIRSKIN® Modules can be used to protect clamping and shearing hazards with these linear axis. 

    The requirement to operate such linear axis with AIRSKIN® is, that a "safe speed" can be guaranteed. This is usually the case if one uses a motor from a robot manufacturer and connects it to its robot controller, e.g. connecting the a motor as 7th axis from KUKA to the KUKA KRC.

  • Up to 15 pads can be connected in a row (we call it a lane). One lane consists of an AIRSKIN connection box and up to 15 pads. If one needs more, just use more lanes. These lanes are then fed into the safe inputs of the controller (these usually have several safe IOs)

  • Please see the AIRSKIN® technical specifications here: 

    AIRSKIN Technical Specifications

     

  • The maximum safe speed for any application is the speed at which collisions do not exceed the force and pressure limits defined in the ISO/TS 15066 for both situations: collision in free space and quasi static collisions (clamping).

    The maximum speed for collision in free space is mainly limited by the moving mass.  The more critical collision situation is the quasi static one. Here the reaction time and braking distance of the moving parts define the maximum reachable speed in the application.