AIRSKIN® Safetyflange

Compliant EoAT safety device

Space

Enables fence-free applications by protecting the tool and the workpiece

Speed

Shorter cycle times in collaborative applications due to faster vertical and horizontal robot movements

Safety

„Finger-safe“ applications - eliminates crushing and clamping risks

Robotic collision sensor

The special Safetyflange for palletizing is based on the AIRSKIN® technology. The Safetyflange protects the EoAT and reduces the risk of damage when picking up new objects.

It also protects people from potential pinching hazards when placing objects. This also can be used to protect sensitive end of arm tooling configurations or expensive material you are handling. Safetyflange complies with the
 PLe / Cat. 3 ISO 13849 safety certification.

Features

Quick reaction time

Reaction time: max. 9 ms

Load weight

Maximum load: 20 kg

 

Easy to mount

Easy to mount on robot

Fits any robot

Fits any robot by replacing ISO adaptors

Adapting

Adapts to your application by changing internal springs

 

Easier

Easier and faster risk assessment

Absorbs energy and reduces pressure

The break-away movement in angular, axial and torsional directions absorbs energy and reduces pressure and force during collisions in collaborative applications.

The spring-loaded device automatically resets itself after a collision, with high repeatability.

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Preventing damage

The AIRSKIN® Safetyflange prevents damage to expensive robotic end-effectors such as cameras, grippers, etc.

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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.