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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'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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Is there a specification on the which type of materials are approved for guarding panels around robot cells? We typically use polycarbonate material. Is perspex material acceptable?

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In an existing robotic cell (installed new in 2004), if one is not changing the function of the cell, just speeding up the robot motions to handle more infeed product, is a risk analysis required?

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The Introduction to R15.06-2012 states "installations changed subsequent to the publication of this edition are subject to the requirements of this edition". How is 'changed' defined in this context that would require updating to the 2012 standard?

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A robotics material handling system was quoted without barriers or electronic sensing devices on the conveyor infeed end. Barrier guarding is around 3 sides of the cell but there is nothing to keep someone from "surfing" the conveyor on the open end to the hazard. What section of R15.06-2012 can I cite to my management to justify the addition of a laser scanner or another ESPE somewhere along the conveyors to allow loading of pallets but not bodies?

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What are leading Risk Assessment Tools being used by Integrators?

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Clause 5.4.2 of ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 states that "The restricted space shall be within the safeguarded space..." and "The perimeter safeguards shall not be installed closer to the hazard than the restricted space." Is it acceptable to use soft limits or cubic interference zones as limiting devices to define the restricted space of the robot in order to meet this requirement? What are some other options for defining restricted space other than hard stops?

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Looking for integrator in Cleveland, Ohio area for SCARA robot inspection / packing application

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I'm planning to get my Master degree in industrial design. Just wondering if my field of study is related enough to change my path to robotics later on? Thanks

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