Work unsafe for Humans

Robots carry out work in areas that would be unsafe for humans. Robots work in harzardous conditions where heat, pollution, radiation and other circumstances would have a negative impact on the health of humans. Please find examples below:

Universal Robots, Denmark - IFR Robot Supplier

First robot to collaborate directly with employees at Volkswagen plant

The car manufacturing group Volkswagen has integrated an industrial robotic arm from the Danish manufacturer Universal Robots into mass production at its engine production plant in Salzgitter, Germany. The lightweight robot UR5 is installed in the cylinder head assembly section, where it is responsible for handling delicate glow plugs. This is the first collaborative robot in use at Volkswagen worldwide.


ABB, Sweden - IFR-Partner

"Robots are worth their weight in gold"

What is the lifetime of an ABB robot? That's a question one Swedish manufacturer can't answer yet - four robots it installed nearly 40 years ago are still polishing bends today.


ABB, Sweden - IFR-Partner

In safe hands

At dairy giant Arla Foods' factory in the small Swedish town of Götene, the repetitive work of packing cheese into boxes on Line 21 was taking its toll on the workforce. Plucking a block of plastic-wrapped cheese off a conveyor belt and putting it into the correct position in a box at the rate of nearly one per second caused such high rates of repetitive strain injuries that this particular part of the factory had been labeled a "red" workstation, a designation for areas with elevated health and safety risk.


KUKA, Germany - IFR Partner

Extreme loads in extreme settings

The KUKA "titan" heavy-duty robot enables increased output in the core shop at the "Fritz Winter Eisengießerei" foundry. The use of robots improves ergonomics and reduces the strain on the worker, while increasing the process quality at the same time.


Reis, Germany - IFR-Partner

Laser welding - too Dangerous for Humans

A Medium-sized manufacturer of hygienic furniture relies on laser welding to produce high quality products. Laser Welding cannot be done manually due to safety reasons. Thus, the use of a robot and a special welding cabin is necessary to protect humans.