Industrial robots and robot systems
|Publication Date:||1 January 2014|
|ICS Code (Industrial robots. Manipulators):||25.040.30|
This is the third edition of CAN/CSA-Z434, Industrial robots and robot systems, which is an adoption, with Canadian deviations, of the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standards 10218-1 (second edition, 2011-07-01), Robots and robotic devices - Safety requirements for industrial robots - Part 1: Robots, and 10218-2 (first edition, 2011-07-01), Robots and robotic devices - Safety requirements for industrial robots - Part 2: Robot systems and integration. This Standard supersedes the previous editions, published in 2003 and 1994 under the title Industrial robots and robot systems - General safety requirements.
For brevity, this Standard will be referred to as "CAN/CSA-Z434" throughout.
The title for the CSA adoption of the ISO Standards has been changed to reflect the modification of the scope of the ISO Standards. The ISO Standards were developed by Subcommittee SC 2, Robots and robot devices, under the jurisdiction of the Technical Committee, ISO/TC 184, Automation systems and integration.
The adoption of the ISO Standards as a National Standard of Canada is an important step in the acceptance of design data for safety equipment traded on a worldwide basis. The CSA Technical Committee on Industrial Robots and Robot Systems determined that ISO 10218-1 and ISO 10218-2 could be used as the basis for the new edition of CAN/CSA-Z434 because these Standards most closely reflected the committee's perspective on industrial robots and robot systems, and because adopting them fosters international harmonization.
This Standard was reviewed for Canadian adoption by the CSA Technical Committee on Industrial Robots and Robot Systems, under the jurisdiction of the CSA Strategic Steering Committee on Occupational Health and Safety, and has been formally approved by the Technical Committee. This Standard has been approved as a National Standard of Canada by the Standards Council of Canada.