Industrial Robotics and Cyber Security
Industrial robots continue to improve in terms of capability and performance. Their use across manufacturing and associated industries where fast, accurate and repetitive work is required is set to grow as well.
The need for safety in such systems has been recognized for many years, and the increasing proximity of collaborative robots with human workers continues the need for safe working practices. As industrial robots become smarter, better connected and linked to the internet, there are now increased risks from cyber security related threats that can undermine robot safety, lead to intellectual property loss, production delays and possibly effect physical damage.
The good news is that with support from TUV Rheinland OpenSky an organization can be assured their industrial robots are operating in a safe and secure way.