Conductix-Wampfler launches Jay RadioSafe emergency shutdown

7 April 2021

Conductix-Wampfler has launched Jay RadioSafe, which in an emergency triggers a global safety shutdown with time settings and defined stops for a controlled emergency stop of mobile robots.

The technology is an electronic wireless system with SIL3 and PLe safety levels, certified by TÜV Süd, scalable for the entire life cycle of any robot fleet.  

Jay RadioSafe can also be intelligently used as an energy-saving management component for an entire AGV fleet.  

"Whether in highly automated factories and warehouses, robotized manufacturing islands or continuous process lines, safety should be approached at system level, globally, to go beyond the individual machine safety design and to simplify the fleet management system tasks," said Romain Herry, global business development manager, Industrial Automation, Conductix-Wampfler.  

Jay RadioSafe triggers a global safety stop for an unlimited number of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV / AGS) or Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR).  

"Regardless of the system configuration, Jay RadioSafe can safely stop all vehicles thanks to a radio frequency signal permanently transmitted by a dedicated safety transmitter," added Herry. 

"Once the problem is solved and the emergency stop is completed, a restart of the entire fleet can be carried out fast and easy."  

Should technician access to the core area of the industrial plant become necessary for maintenance, repair, or process optimization, Jay RadioSafe provides portable emergency stop switches to protect them. A 3-step trigger allows operation with the button half pressed. Should the operator release the emergency stop button in the event of a fall or fright, for example, or fully depress it in the event of an electric shock, operation stops immediately.  

In addition, four function keys allow certain commands to be sent to the machines. With a chest strap version, the emergency stop is always within reach, leaving both hands free to work.