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I have a six axis robotic arm on a rail, and it is going into a specialized room with two doors. I have two laser safety scanners in the room (4 inches off the floor so anyone entering the room is detected) and the robot and rail stop. The robot can't reach either door. One scanner is on one side of the rail and covers the door. The other is on far side of the rail and there are no doors on that side of the robot. Am I in compliance with guarding specifications w/o interlocks on the doors? I can send pictures. 6 estops two outside the room 4 inside to stop.

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Hello, I have two reports to improve the contact tips selection in a GMAW welding process; these two reports made by different divisions (the parts they are welding are different, maybe also different parameters of welding) have opposite recommendations based on the durability of the contact tips. One report says that fronius tip is more durable than euroricambi, but in the other report says that euroricambi have better performance because the tip is made by extrusion and the fronius tip is made by sintered process. This is true? An extruded contact tip is better than a sintered contact tip? Or maybe it’s a combination of parameters than can cause this different behavior. Please let me know what you think. Thanks and regards.

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I'm interested in automating my restaurant. Is there a company you can guide me to for the pizza industry?

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Is there a robotic operation system that can handle a robotic system by secure sign on and over the internet? The browser would be used to guide a camera.

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Apparently there is a belief that only robots compliant with 15.06 2012 may be installed in new or upgraded cells in 2016. I am looking for a concise statement stating that as-manufactured robots compliant with the 1996 standard may be installed in new and upgraded cells in 2016—provided that the rest of the system meets the requirements of the 2012 standard. Please include reference to your credentials. Thanks.

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Frequently I must evaluate "pre-fabricated" robot cells that come to our facility from Japan and they often do not fully meet RIA and OSHA standards. My question is, I have received several such cells where the intent is to have two separate part load fixtures that are serviced by a single pedestal mounted robot that will be welding. There are light curtains that create to separate part load windows but nothing to prevent an operator from reaching through one window into the other side's fixture or into the robot working on the opposite fixture. Is DCS or similar work envelope limiting software adequate?

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I am installing a new robot on an injection molding machine that only has an SPi 12 interface. The controls on the machine will not support dual channel safety. How can install the robot and still be within standards?

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Is there a robotic application for superfinishing balls that rotate on the horizontal axis of a lathe so that a grinding cup can be applied to the ball surface? The axis of the cup would be perpendicular to the lathe axis, and the cup and its supporting mechanism would move thru an angle of about 120 deg in line with the lathe axis.

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Why do some robot manufacturers place the "Motor Power On" Light on the robot while others don't. Is there a standard that requires this light be mounted on the robot?

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Does a mobile self-propelled stretch wrapper fall under the category of robot as defined in ANSI-RIA R15.06? Or would it fall under the category of general machinery? Here are some examples of product available on the market: http://www.robopac.com/en-IT/products/Vertical_stretch_wrapping_machines/Self_propelled_Robots/robot_s6 http://handleitinc.com/stretch-wrap-machines/stretch-wrap-machine-options/robotic-semi-automatic-stretch-wrap-machine.html

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I would like to create a guard for a machine cell conveyor that enters and exits the cell. My thought is to use a tunnel around the conveyor to guard, but I cannot find any info on guidelines for doing this. Please help. similar to ria part 2 figure c.3

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1. We are having below coordinates for the EP4000N-K70 Motoman robot in the form of pulses, how can we convert these values into degrees? We are working on Delmia software for the simulation work and importing the OLP. COORDINATES:- ///PULSE C00000=-70856,-142249,-16312,29267,9739,42512 C00001=-62292,-105563,-32204,14662,20262,44227 C00002=-55938,-129454,-23625,4287,16479,45200 C00003=30770,-152304,4744,2887,-6966,17131 C00004=69518,-115396,24035,-10871,-15807,3755 C00005=102232,-91623,44546,-6729,-29037,-9741 C00006=123460,-76197,57855,-4041,-37621,-18498 C00007=123614,-58945,52774,-4409,-34266,-18423 C00008=123614,-58945,52774,-4409,-34266,-18423 C00009=123495,-72491,56645,-4123,-36813,-18483 C00010=123495,-72491,56645,-4123,-36813,-18483 C00011=100639,-84379,44164,538,-28778,-11556 C00012=93889,-87890,40478,1914,-26405,-9511 C00013=25278,-113786,13378,13954,-9089,11937

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What software language is being used in the robotics industry that's the most efficient to program robots?

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I'm aware that UL 1740 was originally developed as a certification standard for R15.06-1999. Do you know if there are plans to revise it to reference the latest RIA standard? ...or will it be withdrawn?

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I'm looking for a robot to place small glass blocks on a 400mm x 400mm plate (surface is the XY plane) with a positioning resolution of 0.1 microns in X and Y and 0.05 microns in Z and rotational resolution of 1 micro-radian, with absolute accuracy of 20 microns and 50 microradians. Can you suggest any companies with experience of high precision robotics to approach who might make a custom robot to do this.

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I am looking for a generic cfm for a robotic arm that has 90 lbs of pressure at 100 psi. This is for a compressor sizing exercise. Thank you

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I'm a student researcher working at an engineering research center in a college. The director of the center is interested in building autonomous robots in manufacturing floors that could sense presence around it (like autonomous vehicles), to reduce accidents when it's operating. We want to reduce redundancy in barrier guards, presence sensing devices, or any other safeguards, and also enhance more safety on a robot even though it could be programmed to limit movements spaces. Are there such robots that exist out there already? Is there a market for it?

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I am trying to find the name (nomenclature) of the linkage (or carriage) that is being driven by the dual linear servo (actuator) arrangement in the attached Youtube videos. The linkage (carriage) appears to be able to rotate about a 180 degree arc. What is this metal linkage (or carriage) system called? Where can someone purchase this type of linkage (carriage)? Thank you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le9hyRdcnOg, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1kTsvfH2ss

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Hello, Where can I find a swing arm boom approximately 10 ft high with a 8 ft reach? I want to invert a ABB 4600 robot. Thank you in advance!

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What standards are used for mobile robots which are not industrial or personal?

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