With its pressure sensitive skin for robots and End-of-Arm-Tooling (EOAT) AIRSKIN®, Blue Danube Robotics offers an innovative solution for improved human-machine collaboration in mass production. memetis supports this with its ultra-compact valve technology.
Nowadays robots are an indispensable part of mass production. However, many of the used robots are secured in cages to protect "human colleagues". Robot systems that guarantee the safety of workers are usually expensive and have not yet been widely used. With the pressure-sensitive AIRSKIN® system, cages and other safety systems are a thing of the past. The existing robots can be retrofitted with the system.
The AIRSKIN® system consists of a thin skin filled with air which can detect the slightest pressure changes (e.g. in the event of a collision) and can bring the robot to a standstill. To keep the pressure in the system constant, Blue Danube Robotics requires an ultra-compact, especially flat miniature valve which has the highest demands on tightness as well as flow. Due to these unusual requirements, an application-specific valve solution is required.
memetis develops a microvalve which meets the requirements of Blue Danube Robotics - high flow and density in the low pressure range in the smallest dimensions!