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What standards or regulations define someone being locked in robot enclosure?
Can a panel of the cell guarding be manually removed while operating a semi-automated machine? The locating tolerance of the part being placed is within 1mm & changes with every part. Removing the panel will allow the operator to visually inspect the location while operating the controller.
In the new R15.06-1 2012 collaborative section, it states that the robot SHALL stop when the human is in the collaborative workspace. Later there is a section on power/force limiting, but there is no specification on what the force is, nor whether that if the force is limited, will the initial "SHALL stop" statement be void. If the robot must stop when a human is near, what is the point of the safety rated power/force limiting?
Source? Training DVD video (generic) on Industrial robot safety awareness. Could you give me vendor contacts? Could not find, via Goggle and Utube search. Limited to product Infoads.
A turn-key equipment supplier recently gave us a proposal which had a large robot in a relatively narrow self-contained enclosure to perform finish grinding on castings. The robot must use 90%+ of its forward reach capacity to get to the part. However, as the robot spins 180 degrees for a tool change, due to the forward reach requirements, the restricted space goes well outside of the enclosure (by 20+ inches). I asked the supplier if the enclosure was designed to stop the robot and their answer was "no". In my previous experience, there was a requirement of 18" clearance between the restricted envelope and any obstruction or guarding with the hard stops on the robot. Is this still a typical industry standard? Can electrical devices be installed on the robot to prevent that penetration of the enlcosure and possibly hit someone standing outside of it? I was always told to not trust the electrical safety devices and place the robot cell guarding 18" away from the part / end effector / robot.
In a multiple robot cell. When two people are required for a teaching operation (1 teaching,1 spotter). If a second tm is holding another robot teach pendant with an E-stop does this satisfy the requirement for an enabling device or does it have to be a three position deadman switch? This is provided that the second robot teach pendant E-stop will stop the robot being taught as well.
ANSI-RIA R15.06-1999, page 29, letter B, states: "Barrier openings shall not be greater than 132.00mm (5.0 inches) unless a risk assessment is performed." Does this apply to the opening underneath permeter guarding, sometimes referred to as a "sweep space"?
We have set up a robot cell with pure mechanical interlocks. All doors will be locked and keys pulled off the locks and keys need to stay with the controller to activate the robot. Just realised that somebody will be locked during programming because of this safety system. Is there any other way to solve this and still comply with safety regulations?
We are designing a HMI Screen that is currently mirroring our robots Teach Pendant program. The only way to manually jog the robot is still through the Teach Pendant. We do, however, have a "home" button on the HMI screen and on the Teach Pendant to send the robot into a safe position before anyone can enter the robotic cell. What can be done to prevent both devices from being "active" at the same time in order to be in compliance with with 10218-1 (single point of control)?
Is the Risk Assessment in ANSI R15.06-2012 going to be the same as the Risk Assessment in ISO 10218? Is the draft copy of ANSI R15.06-2012 available?
Can an employee enter a work envelope by locking the gate open to mop floors or perform set up on a machine not associated with the robot, e.g, a lathe, etc.. The interlock is wired in safe mode and requires the gate to be closed and two start up buttons to be engaged prior to the robot engagement.
Safety Standards - Is EN ISO 13849-1 relevant in North America, specifically the U.S.?