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Functional Safety for Autonomous Mobile Robots

Designing mobile robot safety systems is a huge undertaking. From onboard sensors to safety PLCs, you need to make sure your future customers are safe at all times. But, what happens when a safety system fails? How will your machine respond? Just one failure could lead to disastrous consequences that will impact your company’s brand and your personal conscience. That’s why functional safety is key to understand and implement in your robot design.

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Press Release

FORT Announces Embedded Wireless Safety Solution for Mobile Robots

Nano Safety Controller Can Send and Receive Safety Commands over IP Networks PHILADELPHIA, PA– March 28, 2022– FORT Robotics has announced the newest product in its line of safety and security technology for smart machines. The Nano Safety Controller (or NSC) is an embeddable board that allows customers to build FORT wireless communication and safety technology directly into their machines without bolt-on hardware.

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Events

Join Our MODEX Info Session: Safety & Security for Mobile Robots

FORT is excited to be heading to Atlanta for MODEX, where we'll be talking all things safety and security for warehouse robots!

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News

FORT Welcomes John Schaefer as Vice President of Engineering

FORT Robotics, a pioneer in safety and security for smart machines, is pleased to announce that John Schaefer has joined the company as vice president of engineering. John will be responsible for working cross functionally to tightly align the company’s engineering priorities with product and platform demands, while delivering on the goal of producing high-quality, customer-centric solutions.

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Construction

Case Study: Taking Control with Bay Shore’s “Drill Sergeant” Attachment

Bay Shore Systems, an Idaho-based manufacturer of custom engineered drilling rigs, gives its customers around the world the “extra advantage” by providing superior, reliable drills for extreme and conventional foundation drilling. Bay Shore’s solutions serve specialty drilling contractors across a wide range of sectors from excavation and landscaping to public utilities and wind.

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Safety

Video: Applications for Wireless E-Stop Systems

Wireless emergency stop systems are safe, convenient, and have a wide range of applications. Yet many people are surprised to learn that wireless e-stopping is not only possible, it's actually an ideal safety solution for many industries. As machines become more mobile and more autonomous, the ability to intervene remotely is crucial, both for avoiding accidents and increasing output.

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Construction

Ways to Make Your Next Excavation Job Safer and More Efficient

Worker health and safety, higher project costs, labor shortages, and extended project timelines are top of mind for construction business owners. Today, advancements in construction technology, including automated equipment, are helping business owners address some of their common challenges. For many, automation is overwhelming or simply unfamiliar which makes it difficult to get started. But according to research from the Construction Institute, “technology can improve construction industry productivity by 30-45%, as well as improve material predictability and reliability.” So taking on the challenge of automation now can mean big things for your ROI later. 

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Safety

Why You Should Include a Wireless E-Stop and Remote Control in Your Autonomous Mobile Robot Design

In the not-so-distant past, people were the only laborers in a warehouse. Their jobs included everything from material transport and palletizing to performing repetitive tasks like moving and lifting heavy boxes on and off of racks. Now, thanks to autonomous mobile robots (AMR), warehouse operations can run more efficiently and laborers can spend more time on value-added tasks while mitigating repetitive injury risk.

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News

Press Release: FORT Robotics Closes on $13m in Funding

Technology Company Creating Safety-and-Security Platform for Autonomous Machines Expects to Double in Size

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Lawn Care

Putting Safety First for Autonomous Lawn Mowers

Robotic technology is proving to be a game changer for many industries. Advances in artificial intelligence are enabling robots to perform some of the world’s dullest, dirtiest, and most dangerous jobs. For Atlanta-based startup Greenzie, autonomous lawn mowers may be the key to transforming the world of commercial lawn care– as long as they’re designed for safety.

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