Autonomous mobile robots MOBOT® due to the specifics of their operation and the ability to cooperate with people must meet the highest security standards. In today's article, we will introduce, in accordance with which standards Polish is designed and produced mobile robots MOBOT®.
Directive on security guard
The most important document constituting a set of essential requirements for machine manufacturers is Machinery Directive . Meeting the requirements of the current Machinery Directive 2006/42 / EC, mobile robots MOBOT® can be sold to the entire European Economic Area market. The proof of this is the declaration of conformity issued by the WObit company and the CE mark visible on the works.
In addition to the directive, the documents detailing the technical requirements are standards. The development of standards is done by relevant organizations or institutions, e.g. ISO, CEN, IEEE, and in Poland it is PKN (Polish Committee for Standardization).
Standards in the conformity assessment system are voluntary, but they are an important signpost in the design of equipment. Compliance with standards and agreed at international or European level guarantees the best solutions , constantly updated and improved .
What are harmonized standards?
According to Polish Committee for Standardization , these are standards related to a specific directive. "When an EN standard developed at European level becomes a national standard by adopting it in a set of national standards by at least one Member State, that standard becomes a harmonized standard."
The list of such standards in Poland is published in Monitor Powszechny - the official publisher of legal acts which are not a source of universally binding law.
Harmonized safety standards are divided into three types:
Type A standards - can be applied to any machine, contain basic design principles and general safety aspects.
Type B standards - can be applied to a wide group of machines, but not to everyone, discuss safety aspects associated with them. They are divided into type B1 standards for specific security aspects and type B2 standards for security.
Type C Standards - related to machine safety, containing detailed safety requirements for a specific machine or group of machines.
In accordance with what standards are designed and produced MOBOT® robots and their accessories?
Designation of robots in accordance with type C standard - PN-EN 1525 standard is a confirmation, not a presumption of compliance with the requirements of the Machinery Directive 2006/42 / EC.
All forklifts manufactured by WObit are subject to risk assessment and analysis in accordance with the requirements of PN-EN ISO 12100. This allows you to eliminate or reduce the likelihood of risk and its possible effects. Risk analysis and assessment already takes place at the design stage, which means that all protective measures are selected in line with the safety triad to reduce the final cost of the product.
To ensure the highest standards, WObit also complies with the latest international standard on industrial trucks ISO 3691-4 , issued less than 3 months ago. The publication of the standard PN-EN ISO 3691-4 was designated by the Polish Committee for Standardization for August this year.
In addition, the industrial trucks designed and manufactured by WObit meet the requirements of, among others such standards as PN-EN ISO 13849-1 or PN-EN 60204-1.
MOBOT® mobile robots are designed and manufactured in line with a number of standards, meeting very stringent requirements to ensure operator safety. This is confirmed by customer reviews from such demanding industries as the automotive industry.
In the reference letter, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland appreciates such features as ease of use, safety functions and flexibility in terms of the possibility of using and adapting the machine. " Usage the mobile robot MOBOT® AGV FlatRunner MW Light allowed to increase production while maintaining high safety requirements”.
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