Collaborative Palletizer Safety
ONExia palletizers are an alternative to standard palletizing systems. Using collaborative robots from industry leading vendors and safety rated components, our palletizers conform to the safety ratings necessary to run unguarded within end-of-line packaging operations.
The PalletizHD, PalletizUR, and PalletizCRX all use fully collaborative robots. These robots are TUV (widely accepted European standards organization) certified to be in compliance with ISO10218-1:2011 and ISO TS 15066:2016.
By utilizing power and force limiting at each joint, the robots ensure adequate controlled motion for operator interactions.
The control system on every ONExia palletizer incorporates Category 3 PLd safety circuits. They also include an integrated safety controller for monitoring the robot, e-stops, pneumatics, and safety scanners (if required).
Every palletizer is designed to be in compliance with the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) RIA (Robotic Industries Association) 15.06 and 15.606 standards for industrial and collaborative robot systems. By applying speed and force limiting, the palletizers are safety compliant without the use of hard guarding.
If robot is required to move at a high speed, or if the application requires building a pallet over 48 inches high, then safety scanners are recommended to be compliant with the ANSI RIA 15.606 safety standards.
ONExia engaged a third party Safety Consultant to test the PalletizHD, PalletizUR, and PalletizCRX systems. The Consultant verified that the palletizers are in compliance with ANSI RIA 15.06 and 15.606 using the ANSI RIA TS 15.306 Risk Assessment Methodology.
While the end user should perform their own risk assessment for each application, the Palletizers have demonstrated compliance.
Prior to shipment, every ONExia palletizer receives a multiple step inspection is done to assure the system meets all collaborative safety requirements, including verifying the robot force settings by measuring actual impact force.