November 30, 2021

Flexiv SFRT2Flexiv, which develops general-purpose robots, has announced it received CE and ETL approval for its Rizon 4 robot, awarded by testing, inspection and certification and assurance provider Intertek. Flexiv said this was the first-ever seven-axis force-controlled adaptive robot that achieved both certifications at the same time.

Accepted in the EU and North America, Flexiv said this enables the company to distribute the Rizon 4 in the European Union, Canada and the U.S. The company added that the Rizon 4 was subjected to hundreds of individual tests, evaluations and assessments that focused on machinery safety, electrical safety, functional safety, environmental reliability, electromagnetic compatibility and collision detection.

The Rizon 4 includes artificial intelligence and a biology-inspired development process capable of tasks in general assembly, precision manipulation, surface treatment and mobile operation. The company said the robot is ideal for use in automotive, consumer electronics, agriculture and medical sectors.

Flexiv said the Rizon 4 was also exposed to temperatures ranging from 0 to -45 degrees Celsius, dust particles and water jets from any direction. The Rizon 4 earned an IP65 rating to confirm its rugged environmental sealing.

The company said the Rizon 4 became the first robotic arm to pass the ISO/TS 15066 collision test at the ‘elbow’ and ‘wrist’ joints. Flexiv said “this officially makes the Rizon 4 adaptive robot the world’s safest commercially available robotic arm.”

“The CE and ETL certification is an essential regulatory milestone on Flexiv’s road to commercialization,” said Wang Shiquan, the founder and CEO at Flexiv. “With the Rizon 4 receiving certification, the industry has recognized the intrinsic safety and quality of our adaptive robot and laid the groundwork for future market expansion and application development.”

For additional details on the Rizon 4 robot and its technology, visit the Flexiv website here.