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When installing FANUC robots, What is the exact meaning of rigging?

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What speed is the slow speed, teach mode in a robot? Is there only one speed? Thanks.

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Looking for input on best practices for robot cell entry. My company is large, multi-plant, and we are trying to standardize a method for operator entry for minor tasks. Narrowed this down to servo motor entry or trap key entry. Interested in pros and cons of both methods.

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Is there a master list of manufacturers that build robots for manufacturing applications. We are interested in robotic welders?

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We have a robot cell with perimeter guarding and an interlocked gate. When personnel enter the robot area to teach the robot, we require the use of a teach pendant and enabling pendants for everyone in the area. My question is for tasks that are performed in the cell that don't involve the robot. For example, a minor servicing task, such as cleaning. The operator opens an interlocked gate and places a lock on the gate to ensure the equipment cannot start. However, there is the potential for someone to move the equipment through the teach pendant. What would be an acceptable method of control?

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Regarding ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012, The document uses the word "fitting". For example in section 7.2.5 an example of robot system information is "...a) detailed description of the system, its fittings, its guards and /or protective devices..." What is the word fitting describing?

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I need a few robots to work with frozen metal molds that are cooled with liquid nitrogen and filled with a food product and then demolded. Is there a robotics company that has worked in that environment (ultra low temp) handling food products?

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I have an otc daihen robot almega v6-L with a otc power supply and a two turntable integration. I am having issues with the seam tracking. What adjustments do I need to make in the settings to make it more responsive on both linear welds and circular welds? Thanks, Jeff Hobson

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Where are the batteries located on an otc Daihen almega ax-v6l robot with a ax-c controller? Thanks.

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I am looking to build a robot and need advice on the parts to buy. I want a robot to carry a load of coarse as well as fine aggregates across unduly terrain with minimum loss of aggregates. Maximum Robot dimensions: 30 * 30 cm. Dimension for the box carrying coarse aggregate is restricted to 15cm x 15cm x 15cm (box should not be closed- it should be open to atmosphere). Motors: No restriction on speed (High torque motors is preferred for the terrain). Maximum voltage: 12V.

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I am looking for a robotic arm that can perform a scanning application inside a 3' - 6' diameter steel casing tunnel shield. This will be a mining operation so the scanning application will be targeted to the vertical wall face. The robotic arm will be inside a humid environment and this does not require high precision. Thank you for your help. Chad Rudolph, Cornerstone Boring, 270-210-8853, chad@cornerstoneboring.com

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Ontario, Canada. What is the preferred method (most efficient, easy to understand) of entering robot cells to clean, etc. (short term tasks to be completed by a Machine Operator). - servo motor disconnect - trap key - physical lock attached to interlock on perimeter door. - trap key

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How do I approach beginning robotics? I'm only a sophomore in high school and want to pursue a career in robotics. Is there any way to go about that?

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Is there any data on price trends for paint spraying robots or vision technology? Are we on the bleeding edge of vision technology or have prices become stable? Any general price trend info for industrial robots would be helpful. Thank You!

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I am accustomed to seeing an interlock and a provision for lockout on access doors on robot cells. When teaching the robot a lock is placed on the door to prevent it from closing and the interlock is bypassed by the controller's teach mode, which limits the robots speed. First, is this a safe practice? Second, is lockout while teaching a robot required by any standard?

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Does the RIA standard have any bearing over conveyors or other equipment within a cell/fence? I.E. a conveyor that runs parts into the cell so the robot can pick them up does not stop when the gate switch is opened. I believe this falls under our normal risk assessment program for every job a technician goes to, but I am being pressured form an individual to change the system to include the conveyors and clamping systems that are in the same cell. All pieces of equipment have local lock out/tag out stations including the air system for the clamps. Do you have any guidance?

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Our company wants to become a reseller/ distributor for automation, robotics and virtualisation products and services in India. What is the scope of these services in India especially in the segments like: Manufacturing, Services (Healthcare, Banking & Finance, Legal, Education, Trade & Commerce, Automotive, Transportation & Logistics, Home & Workplace), Building & Construction Industry etc. How do we start?

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For lack of a better reference, I'm using the collaborative robot standards to evaluate the safety of a slow moving dial plate (40mm/s, 60kg, blunt edges, nothing sharp, etc). Standards I am referencing are:1. ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 Section on Collaborative Robots. 2. ISO 15066:2016 Robots and Robotic Devices – Collaborative Robots. Anyway. Since impact force is F=0.5mv2/t and that's all good. But I don't have a good way to determine the impact "time". The best I could find is elevator door at 0.75 seconds. Are there other references? Is this the right equation? Cheers!

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Is there a subdivision within the Robotic Industries Association specifically for pharmacy automation? Or a separate industry association dedicated to that field?

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I have a question regarding perimeter safeguarding, or fencing. I remember in previous standard, that the requirement was to have 18" from the perimeter safeguarding to the programmed path of the robot in T1 APV. I don't see a similar requirement in the 2012 standard. What I do see is that it states that the perimeter safeguarding cannot be installed closer than the restricted space (5.4.2). Also, it states that perimeter safeguarding can the limiting device if it meets 5.4.3. Note 4 states that it can only be so if it does not have any hazardous deformations to the guard. So my questions are this: Is there something still in existence that looks at this from a T1 aspect of things and stipulates how far the fence needs to be from the operating space? Also, If I build my fencing to withstand a full force collision without hazardous deformation, can the fencing then be the restricted space? Thanks.

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