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Hello, We have purchased a robotic arm to assist in placing circuit board components. One of the most difficult tasks we are having is deciding on how the components should be presented to the robot arm. We have approximately 100+ different components that can be placed, not all at once of course. Has anyone ran into this dilemma before or has some advise as to how we should approach this? Thank you, Larisa

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We have an ABB 1410 Mig welding robot. At the time of jog move it shows MOTOR CURRENT ERROR and all movements are blocked and motor is in the OFF state. How do you remove this error?

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How do you set up communications between the Fronius synergic 4000 and the FANUC r30i?

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Our company is thinking of transferring several robots from Europe to the USA. The robots are European standard. Will these robots meet the Robot Industrial Association specification?

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I have a new kuka robot system that is being installed. There is not separate disconnect other than the cabinet main disconnect. Is a disconnect required for a robot system within line of site? Also, does the main robot control panel have to be installed within line of site of the robot?

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I'm looking for an integrator for designing a robot. It is for a particular niche that I've identified in an industry that I've worked in for nearly 40 years.

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I know the standard says that you must have a means to open the cell from the inside with or without power. What page does this reference this on? Does it have to be safety rated? Mechanical or electrical? Right now we've discussed using a PB to break power to a magnetic lock, but I've been looking into a wash down rated touch sensor. I could route it to a input to break the locking output or wire to break the power directly going to the magnetic locking gate switch. Looking for any advice!

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In the forum there are 3 answers to the same question: what is the acceptable height from the floor of the robot enclosure? There are 3 answers 5', 6' and 7". I can find no actual refernce to this in the R15.06-2012

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If I have a robot cell, using soft axis limiting software to limit robot's max reach with tool and surrounded by fixed physical guarding, is there still a minimum distance of clearance required between the fixed guarding and the robot tool in all directions of the work cell?

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Does every E-stop and disconnect need a span of control label per section 5.3.6 and 5.3.8.2, or is it only required if it is not obvious?

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The indexing table has a 2 second delay midway through its rotation to the opposite side weld fixture at the 90 degree point of it rotation. Is there a way that it can be programmed or modified to rotate the full 180 degrees without a delay to improve weld cycle time?

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What is considered a "safe" speed for and open design, tabletop Cartesian robot?

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I am to attach a gripper to a 4-axis robot, I need an electric gripper with a height of about 5 cm. Do you know where I might find it?

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My robot is mounted to the top of a machine, parts are being picked/dropped to a conveyor approximately 8ft from ground. Question how high must my guarding be around the Robot and do I have to extend my guarding around my conveyor pickup and putdown points?

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I am working on a academic project which is mainly concerned with the robotics industry - as I am a Brazilian citizen I'll be mainly focusing on this specific market, but will also mention key facts/numbers on Latin America as well. I have been finding it quite difficult to find reports on academic databases - Any suggestions on where to get relevant info on the industry, please?

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We have a Fanuc robot that uses 16 I/O wires and 3 power wires that go from the electrical box to the end effector. The cable twists around so much that we are constantly repairing the cable. Are there any wireless solutions to this problem?

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Is there a specification on the which type of materials are approved for guarding panels around robot cells? We typically use polycarbonate material. Is perspex material acceptable?

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In an existing robotic cell (installed new in 2004), if one is not changing the function of the cell, just speeding up the robot motions to handle more infeed product, is a risk analysis required?

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The Introduction to R15.06-2012 states "installations changed subsequent to the publication of this edition are subject to the requirements of this edition". How is 'changed' defined in this context that would require updating to the 2012 standard?

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A robotics material handling system was quoted without barriers or electronic sensing devices on the conveyor infeed end. Barrier guarding is around 3 sides of the cell but there is nothing to keep someone from "surfing" the conveyor on the open end to the hazard. What section of R15.06-2012 can I cite to my management to justify the addition of a laser scanner or another ESPE somewhere along the conveyors to allow loading of pallets but not bodies?

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