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How Safe is Your Cobot?

How Safe is Your Cobot?

Posted: 4/6/2021 6:42:29 PM by Sarah Mellish
Topics: Collaborative, New Technologies, Tips and Tools

Designed to work safely with, or in close proximity to humans, collaborative robots (cobots) like Yaskawa’s HC-series models are used for frequent human-robot interaction while operating at reduced speeds. Built-in safety-rated Power and Force Limiting (PFL) technology enables this, allowing the cobot to constantly monitor the external forces applied to its body and to quickly react to contact as needed. While this type of robotic automation can help provide the flexible production layouts necessary to address rapidly changing customer demands, cobots must be installed properly to safely achieve success.

Verification and Validation with PFL Robots

When commissioning a collaborative robot, safety testing is vital, but to those inexperienced with this process, it can seem overwhelming. The good news is it doesn’t have to be complicated!

To learn more, listen to our cobot safety webinar with in-house expert, Bill Edwards, Sr. Manager of Technology Advancement and Collaborative Robotics. Joined by the knowledgeable team from GTE CoboSafe® and Inmotion, Edwards will provide clarity and helpful tips on how to meet cobot industry safety standards, including information about:

  • Gaining insight into ISO and ANSI/RIA safety standards for PFL robots
  • Learning the difference between verification and validation
  • Discovering where to find the information needed to perform safety testing
  • Understanding how to reliably perform and achieve successful safety testing


Sarah Mellish is a Marketing Content Specialist


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