ASG has supplied and installed Satech modular perimeter machine guarding for Kawasaki Robotics' showroom.
Kawasaki Robotics (UK) Ltd is the UK robotics division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Japan, and a leading supplier of industrial robots and robotic automation systems, with a broad product portfolio, servicing a wide range of applications all around the world.
At the end of 2011, the UK division moved into its premises in Warrington, relocating from an old site that they had occupied since 1999. The previous premises were 15,000 sq ft and split over two different sites.
The new facility centralises all of the sales and customer support operations, with areas for customer demonstrations, training, robot test and integration, plus a large area for stock machines. There is also a main showroom where key machines and robotics are demonstrated, including a spot welding machine, palletising robot, and a pick-and-place, multi-purpose, heavy-payload machine. All equipment is surrounded by machine guarding to ensure protection for personnel and visitors.
Owing to the age of the machine guarding - 30 years old – the company decided to replace this with a new and more suitable product. Kawasaki Robotics decided to go out to the market for new machine guarding to meet its needs and provide protection in the 2500sqft showroom area.
Following Kawasaki Robotics' market research, the company approached ASG Services for advice on the best solution for its machine guarding problems. Dave Pearson, senior manager, and Ian Hensman, sales manager at Kawasaki Robotics, liaised with ASG Services' Gareth Hall throughout the process.
Satech modular perimeter machine guarding
ASG Services is a distributor of high-quality Satech modular perimeter machine guarding, which is designed to comply with the safety requirements of the EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. This range of guarding will suit many applications where personnel need protection from working machinery.
Kawasaki decided on the purchase of Satech machine guarding, using a combination of Basic, Strong and Adapta modular products that offered high quality and quick and easy installation. This combination of Satech products gave Kawasaki the best all-round solution to the problem of how to guard the robots in its showroom.
The benefits of installing Satech modular perimeter machine guarding from ASG at the Kawasaki showroom are numerous: the new guarding is aesthetically pleasing and helps to portray a professional image for Kawasaki Robotics, while also providing the all-important protection.
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