Reliability, maintenance and safety

  • Joseph F. Engelberger


Experience over millions of robot operating hours in manufacturing industry has proved that robots can be both reliable and safe. Their reliability has been proven by demonstrating the ability to work for hour after hour, day after day, in hostile conditions. They do this with only the rare breakdown. When they do break down, as often as not their downtime is short, because diagnostic routines enable the maintenance workers to get them back on stream without delay. On a parallel with their reliability performance, robots have been proved safe: accidents involving injury to human beings are exceedingly unusual. Serious injury has never occurred. These impressive performance records in reliability and safety have been brought about by attention to design and by commonsense application of robots in use.


Spot Welding Industrial Robot Personal Protective Equipment Ford Motor Company Mean Time Between Failure 
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© Joseph F. Engelberger 1980

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