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We have a large respot line that has 54 robots and is 200 feet long. The line 65 units per hour. R15.06, 10.8.4 -f states that only one person shall be allowed in the safeguarded space in T2. That is not practical. We must perform other tasks on other robots in other stages at the same time. Can I do this with a risk assessment based on our procedures?

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What are the salary differences between a push-the-button operator, someone that knows how to program and push start, and someone that can program and troubleshoot?

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Are there consultant experts who can evaluate the OSHA compliance of a robotic design? If so, can someone provide a couple of contacts?

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We are an agrochemical company, with many sizes for finished products (1.0 liters, 5 L, 10L, 20L). We are looking in the market of automation for packaging lines. A basic question I have is, which is the best solution, cartesian or Anthropomorphic robot?

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What do you see as the future for robots replacing human doing complex tasks like what an electrical lineman does? I am curious if you feel this is near or short term in the future. I feel where robots could replace humans that do repetitive tasks but not sure when it comes to complex tasks where we currently rely on the human to make decisions on the fly.

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I've got a question about robots for Injection Molding Machines. Do you have to buy a robot specifically "designed" for IMM (like a Yushin or a Sepro etc.) or would any articulated (e.g. a Epson) or any Cartesian robot be ok? When do you choose articulated vs. Cartesian robot, and vice-versa? Conversely, is a robot for IMM useful for any other application? Thank you for your time !

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Do collaborative robots have/require a different risk assessment than traditional robots? If so, would you please direct me to some websites with examples of collaborative robot-specific risk assessments?

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Is it required to have two means of egress in a single robotic cell?

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Is there a way to run a check run in auto with a motorman dx200 and miller auto access welder remotely i.e.. HMI? I know it can be done from the teach pendant.

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When in teach mode, do 2 robots that share the same work space need to have 1 robot be disabled?

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Was the requirement that each person entering a robot cell have an enabling device new in the 2012 standard, or was this also in earlier versions?

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Recently I heard the RIA R15.05 standard has been "canceled". What does this mean? Is that merged with other standard?

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We have multiple brands and types of welding robots in the shop that I work at. Each Cell has its own operator. Are there any safety standards or requirements about operators on duty or training of operators?

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Are there any robotics designed for use in explosive atmospheres?

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Is the RIA TR T15.106-2006 part of RIA R15.05-2012? RIA TRT15.106-2006 says it is a supplement to R15.06-1999.

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How far from a hazard does an opening in barrier guarding larger than 120mm and lower than 1m have to be? My specific example is a rectangular opening in the guarding allowing access from inside the light curtain area to part totes kept outside the cell. It is a robot cell where there is a turntable between the operator and the robots. CAN/CSA-Z434-14 Table DVB.27.4.1 says to refer to DVB.27.2 for openings over 120mm but the tables under DVB.27.2 don't include anything lower than 1m from floor, my opening is at 800mm high for ergo reasons. CSA Z432-04 addresses opening up to 132mm but makes no mention of anything larger. My opening will be approx. 1200mm wide X 400mm tall. You cannot reach into the interior of the cell where the robots are but you can reach into the light curtain area where the operator loads parts onto the turntable. The hazard in question is the rotating turntable. To summarize: I'm located in Ontario, Canada. I have a 1200mmX400mm hole in barrier guarding leading into operator load area at 800mm from floor. There is a gravity conveyor sticking through the hole but you can stick your arm in the hole and worst case scenario, reach the turntable. How far from turntable swing radius must the hole be located? 915mm? 1.5m? More?

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What are different certifications needed for automated robot warehouse handling system? I understand the FCC, CE markings are for selling in the respective market. However would like to know if there are any further certifications that need to be applied to make product compliant for safety, functionality requirements? The product does have a wireless mechanism on it for data.

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How / where can Robots be integrated in Smart Supply Chains and Operations?

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Where would I acquire historical data on industry applications (med, auto, packaging) robotics in each country, $ spent vs GDP, educational robotics growth and robot system types? I am speaking on robotics education and I need to study the historical growth and I need stats. Thank you for your time, Nick

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In the RIA 15.06-2012, Part 1, Section 5.13, I interpret that "Movement without drive power" is a requirement by the robot manufacturer. Is it a requirement? If it's required by RIA, how can some robot manufacturers only offer it as an optional feature (and at additional cost)?

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