TÜV Rheinland has certified 13 different safety functions on Mobile Industrial Robots' MiR600 and MiR1350 autonomous mobile robots, or AMRs, in accordance with ISO 13849-1 industry standard. With this stamp of approval from the respected third-party testing and certification organization, customers looking to use MiR’s AMRs now have the independent assurance that the safety functions are implemented and meet international standards, the Odense, Denmark-based company said.
For 150 years, the TÜV system has operated as a privately operated inspection and testing body for technical safety and quality. As a technical partner of businesses, government agencies, and organizations, TÜV Rheinland currently provides quality and safety control in nearly every sphere of economic and personal activity, it said.
TUV certification brings added value to MiR's robots
The TÜV certifications validate that MiR can reliably ensure the quality of the examined safety features during mass production of the MiR600 and MiR1350 AMRs, as required by the ISO 13849-1 industry standard, according to Mobile Industrial Robots.
“These certifications are a natural part of our continuous focus on safety and quality,” Mobile Industrial Robots President Jeane-Perre Hathout said in a statement. “We see standards and certifications as important tools for ensuring reliable products, and with the validation from TÜV Rheinland, we have demonstrated that our robots meet the highest international standards for safety and quality.”
High demands for safety and documentation are the norm among especially large global enterprises, who are primarily MiR’s customers. As the AMR market matures, Hathout predicts this demand will expand.
“Over the past 2-3 years, we have seen an increase in customers who expect relevant third-party certifications to be in place,” Hathout added. “At MiR, we are committed to going beyond the basic requirements and help push the robotics industry to a higher standard by expanding the use of these types of certifications.”
Mobile Industrial Robots recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and highlighted its growth. Today, more than 220 distributors and certified system integrators in 60 countries sell MiR robots. The company has regional offices in Boston; Holbrook, N.Y.; San Diego; Chelmsford, Mass.; and Georgetown, Ky. It also has offices in Singapore; Frankfurt, Germany; Barcelona, Spain; Yokohama, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai. It is a part of Teradyne Inc., which also owns Universal Robots.
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