The first step in making working areas safe is the filing of the “Risk Assessment” document, which aims at identifying, mapping and categorizing hazards according to their probability, frequency and potential number of people they can affect. What follows is the definition of a set of measures and interventions/operations that are necessary and sufficient to prevent or minimize such hazards.
The installation of machine guards with specific features is one of the interventions highlighted by the EN ISO 10218-2 standard to ensure a distance between machinery operators and industrial robots in order to reduce hazards.
As the impact force exerted by robots moving can be particularly notable, such machine guards must be particularly robust and resistant. Satech machine guards have been subjected to severe dynamic resistance tests from the inside outwards according to the procedure defined in the EN ISO 14120 standard (“Hard body / Pendulum Test”).