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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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We have a robotic cell that has multiple openings in the perimeter guarding for material to enter. If an opening is large enough for a person to crawl through on the conveyor, would this be considered “forseeable misuse” and must we guard this with a presence-sensing device? The risk assessment shows severe (death) is possible prior to safeguarding. We are far enough from the hazard zone so that full body entry would be the only means of reaching the hazard (beyond getting hurt by the conveyor itself). Any standard for openings that is specific to dimensions beyond the 5" in the 1999 RIA standard?

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I am looking for what any fence height regulations on robotic welding cell would be? NAAMS cells fencing components starting at 5'.

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I am wanting to re-purpose two Fanuc robots with manufacture years of 2005 and 2006, respectively in a new cell. Due to the age of these robot controllers they are not capable of adding the DCS option. I have no way to limit the robot from hitting or going through the guarding, so is double wall guarding an acceptable countermeasure?

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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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