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Simple question referring to 5.6.3.4.3- There is a statement at the bottom of this stating that a sufficient number of readily identifiable and easily accessible e-stops shall be located within the safeguarded space. It's not clear to me, based on the other information provided above this in 5.6.3.4.3, if this is required in every circumstance or as an alternative to, for example, the ability to lock a gate in the open position.

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We are a group of seniors at Toledo Technology Academy building a guarding around a FANUC R2000iB series robot arm. We were wondering if there is any minimum height that the guarding must be according to OSHA or any other safety group.

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The latest Robot Standards mandate that the retricted space is within the safeguarded space. Is this just for automatic operation? If I have a robot where the electronic limits do not operate in manual and so the robot can be moved past the restricted point - do hard stops need to be fitted to restrict robot motion within the safegaurded space? regards Ian English

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What is the industry accepted definition of a robot? Once you meet that definition, what minimum requirements must you meet as far as a written program, training, inspections, etc? Thanks

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I need an integrator for a small job in Houston. Is there a directory of integrators known to be competent in the Houston area?

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I work at Kaba Ilco as the GM. We manufacture over 300 million keys per year. We are looking for a very small pick and place robot that could replace the manual key racking that we currently do. Any ideas would be appreciated. Scott Bye 252-200-5450 scott.bye@kaba.com

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Can robots have wireless connectivity in the future?

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Is an FSU unit required for a new Yaskawa MA1400 in Canada?

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Hello, I have a Fanuc robot and I've been using teach pendant to program it. Can the robot be programmed using G-code? If so, how can I see the G-code program that I created using teach pendant? Thanks for your help.

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Is ANSI/RIA planning to release any safety standards related to autonomous mobile robots (AMRs)? E.g. the ASTM F45 committee is planning to develop standards related to AMRs. I am trying to decide which organization to monitor for development of standards relevant to my industry.

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We're planning to go through ISO 13849 certification this year, but we're looking for a consultant to provide some insight before we start the certification process. Does anyone have this expertise?

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Looking to automate a process that uses a rubber pad mold. Can an end effector be designed to handle such a flexible part?

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I'm using a Fanuc arc mate and can't get the weld to stop burning through my material which is aluminum. It's only the beginning of the weld and the end of the weld that burns through the material. What can i change so it will stop doing this and how do i change it?

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What is the maximum perimeter guard sweep height allowed under 15.06 2012? It was 12".

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What ISO standards do you recommend that I purchase in regards to machine/robot safeguarding?

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Are there any firms or companies that can validate a robotic work cell to acheive certification for RIA / ANSI compliance

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When installing fencing around a robot such as roboguard, how close can I get to the robot and does it require axis limiting devices if the robot can reach the guard with end of arm tooling?

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I am looking for a robotic system to assist with handling ceramic molds and castings that weigh at least 60 pounds. We have had several lumbar strains from lifting these molds because they are handled at least 10 times each by the employee. The molds are fragile. We do have robotics in the facility to dip the molds in the ceramics. Do you have any recommendations?

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I am completely new to robotics, and I am looking for a small, perhaps rail-driven robot that can pull wine bottles from a rack when ordered from a restaurant pos system. Robot would place bottle on a small elevator that sends bottle from wine cellar to main dining floor. Don't know if this is the right forum. Any reference to appropriate forums would be appreciated.

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Can a single-channel robot manufactured in 1999 be re-deployed to another facility provided the controls system and safeguarding used to interface with this robot meets the current ANSI/RIA requirements?

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