The number of robotic accidents has been rising from time to time which has had experts questioning if the devices are susceptible to more dangerous malfunctions. Some of the notable incidences caused by robotic failures include a robot smashing and destroying things, and others have even caused deaths. Actions need to be taken to avoid the malfunctions. It is important to notice the malfunctions before they cause any trouble.
Some of the causes of robotic malfunctions include;
This could be as a result of the original programming or if an individual connects live input-output sensors to microprocessors. The other human error is performing a wrong activation of the teach pendant or the control panel.
These could be errors in the robot's software, or electromagnetic and frequency interference. This leads to the failure of the robot. The malfunctions could also occur as result of hydraulic, electrical and pneumatic sub controls which are associated with the robot system.
If the operating programs do not account for a cumulative mechanical part failure, it could lead to an unexpected operation or faulty functioning.
Electromagnetic frequency interference leads to undesirable effect to the robotic functionality, and this leads to the potential for an injury or property damage. It is wise to monitor the environmental hazards before starting the robot.
Power system disruption
These could result from hydraulic, electrical, and pneumatic power sources malfunctioning. This disrupts the electrical signals which increase the risks of fire occurrence.
This starts from the design, equipment layout and requirements of the robot system. If incorrectly done, it could result in malfunctioning of the robot.
Before robot starts up, make sure that you check for the mentioned aspects. Ensure that everything is in order, eliminating or limiting any malfunctions. Failure to do that could lead to damages which could lead to substantial financial losses as well as injuries that could be fatal.