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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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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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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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We have a large robotics cell with 2 robots on a linear track per side (2) of the product. Currently, the cell's only safety protection are light curtains due to the back and forth movement of heavy material by crane. Are light curtains enough to meet the RIA safety requirement? Once an operator crosses over into the light curtains, the operator must push the reset button on the inside the cell view the surrounding for other operators and then push the reset button for full cell activation. Is that a lot of responsibility for the one operator? Should safety interlocks or hard guarding be installed to ensure safety and build in some level of redundancy? Please advise.

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Hi, I'm in sixth grade and I'm doing a project on robots. I have so many questions and I don't know were to start. So, I guess I'll start with the one question about robots that I've wondered since I was about five years old. "How do you even start building a robot?" I've tried it many times before. The closest I've ever gotten is building a cat out of stuff we never use. The cat didn't work though. Me and my siblings just pretended it did. That was really fun but now I want to stop pretending and actually take the opportunity to do it. I'm eager to learn anything you can teach me.

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I have a cell with 4 Kuka welding robots. They all weld at the same time. I have one robot, that at the end of the weld cycle leaves too much wire sticking out. The very next cycle if the wire is not cut off or backed up it will arc off and stop the cell. The wire feeder, torch and liner have been replaced and the problem still exists. Any idea of what could be causing this one robot with seemingly the same parameters to continually leave too much wire stick out?

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During loading new products in the robotic cell we need to not interrupt the production cycle of the robot so this task should be in masked time, otherwise, there well be a common zone for the robot and the operator (loading zone). For the safety of the operator, there will be two movable safety guards one inside the robotic cell from the side oh the robot the other form the side of the operator. These two guards work conversely, the one of the operator's side is opened only if the one of the robot side is closed; the control is performed by the safety unit and safety detectors. Is this measure looks compliant and sufficient according to the 2006/42/EC directive?

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Hi, I'm doing a STEM Fair project in 9th grade. I have chosen robotics for my field of study and I would like to know if there is some way I could get a little guidance for starting my project. So if there is a way, please contact me back. Thank you. Jack Newman, Blaine High School, Minnesota

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We have acquired several IRC5 robotic cells. Upon modifying a weld start position with the modify position button, I inadvertently hit the message stating "Do not show this message again". The confirmation for the modpos therefore, is not showing upon using this function. How do I bring this message asking for confirmation of the modification? I'm guessing that a warm start will return the pendant to the default setting, but is there a another way to control this function?

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How do I connect my robot with the PLC? Options, in general, not a specific brand or type.

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Are there specialty tools for replacing motors, gears, and axis on motoman robots? XRC, NX100, DX 100 and DX 200. If so where do I purchase?

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We are currently working on a project to add a Machine Tending Robot to a Brother R2A Tapping Center. We are getting conflicting information from the several integrators who are quoting the project. The question is: "Can robotic vision detect an aluminum chip on the fixture"?

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Are there robots that are in production or supplied by a customer that are single channel and not dual channel grandfathered in under the new code? Or do we have to tell a customer that they can't continue to use their robot if we work on the robot program/cell?

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