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An Introduction to AMRs and IMRs (Industrial Mobile Robots)

Webinar

Across all manufacturing sectors there is a growth in automation as systems are introduced to increase efficiencies. While robotics manufacturing quickly grows, so do the safety standards and regulations required to ensure safety.

This webinar is an introduction to the sort of tasks that are performed by Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) and by the combination of an AMR and an industrial robot that creates an Industrial Mobile Robot (IMR), including robots used in collaborative applications (Cobots).

We will also introduce the measures that are typically used to ensure safety.


Our webinar will tackle these points, focusing on:

  • Introduction
    - Growth in automation

  • Examples of AMRs

  • Safety for AMRs
    - Protective devices and measures used on AMRs

  • Safety for Robots in Collaborative Applications (Cobots)
    - Task based Risk Assessments
    - Protective devices and measures used on Cobots


About the speaker

Stewart Robinson MIET MInstMC

Principal Engineer and Functional Safety Expert,  TÜV SÜD

Stewart is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a member of the Institute of Measurement and Control. He was a member of the Safety Panel of the InstMC from 2007 and chaired that Panel for many years. He is an active member of the British Standards Institution (BSI) committees that deal with machinery safeguarding (MCE/3) and Measurement and Control (GEL/65). He is the nominated UK expert for: IEC TC44 MT 62061 (Safety of machinery – Functional safety of safety-related control systems); IEC TC65 WG16 (Digital Factories); IEC TC65 JWG 21 (Unified Reference Model for Smart Automation); IEC TC65 WG24 (Asset Administration Shell for Industrial Applications).

He is listed as a Functional Safety Expert in the TÜV SÜD certification programme (I.D. TA13010249).

In the past he has worked in the machinery sector as a practical engineer commissioning and troubleshooting machines, and as a control systems integrator working across industrial sectors. He has developed and delivered training courses for machinery in general but also for industrial control systems, in particular for Functional Safety.

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