robots in use at KIRCHOFF
Safer in robotized welding cells with ELOshield
Safe interaction of humans and robots at KIRCHHOFF
Many manufacturing and production plants are increasingly reliant on robots to speed up and streamline specific tasks, but the use of robots does not preclude the human element, and this is the case at KIRCHHOFF in its welding cells. Although the welding itself is carried out automatically by robotic arms in these enclosed areas, operators need to enter the cell several times per shift.
Successful and straightforward safety measure
ELOshield helps securely
Mr. Ryszard Muzyczka, East Europe Regional Director of KIRCHHOFF Automotive, comments: “This has proved to be a very successful supporting system. Operators entering the cell feel much more confident now, as do those activating the robot, who can be sure that no colleagues are at risk. Integrating ELOshield into the machine control system was straightforward and the system is simple and logical for the workforce.”
At KIRCHHOFF a further possibility that is being examined is to install ELOshield in areas where forklifts are delivering material to cell operatives. This will allow both pedestrians and drivers to be mutually warned when they approach each other to prevent the risk of collisions or accidents.