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UL is one of the world’s largest certifiers of industrial robot safety and has been evaluating robotic applications since their early introduction on factory floors. Today, within a global landscape of highly intelligent industrial robotics, we continue to help manufacturers ensure that the robots and related systems they sell are safe and reliable.
Our global team of machinery and functional safety experts brings together extensive experience in a broad spectrum of consumer and industrial applications including automotive, medical, personal care, pharmaceutical, agriculture and mining.
Unlike the caged and confined applications of some predecessors, many industrial robots these days, such as collaborative robots, are working side by side with personnel or interacting closely with end-users. Therefore, customers of industrial robot manufacturers expect the highest standards of safety certification and compliance. UL can confirm that manufacturers are in step with evolving safety considerations and international regulations, including:
- ANSI/UL 1740
- ANSI/RIA R15.06
- CAN/CSA Z434
- IEC 61508
- IEC 62061