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I have a question concerning a safety fence product. The Husky Wire and Rack, Machine Guarding / Matrix Guarding advertises that it is OHSA compliant. Is this product RIA compliant?

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I have a machine where we use a KUKA robot to exchange a tape application heads from storage stands to the machine. This robot has the SafeOperation feature installed. Most of the cell has a hard guard except for an area between the cell and the machine, where the machine operators must regularly pass through. This area is protected with a floor scanner. My first issue is trying to verify the safe distance calculations. I have KUKA's published stopping times but do I use the worst time for 1 axis for these calculations? At what point in the move profile do I use as the baseline for implementing this distance? The highest velocity or farthest reach? The second issue I have is I would like to use a warning zone on the scanner to slow the robot (using the SafeOperation settings) to 250mm/s. Do I use the original safe distance calculations to determine the limits of this warning zone?

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Are there any safety guidelines in the RIA specifications regarding 2 people being in a robot cell while teaching?

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We are working on a robot application with a small SCARA system where the robot's working envelope has to be defined beyond the machine's guarding in order for it to be able to reach all the necessary areas that it must reach. So, the robot will have the potential for smacking into the guarding, which will include a door. The door does include a safety interlock, so when the machine is operating the door is locked and will not open. We have checked the door lock's force rating and compared it against the maximum force that could be generated by the robot at full acceleration and this appears to be safely under the door lock's rating. We will also monitor the robot's motors to determine if they have exceeded any limits that would indicate it's movement was restricted unexpectedly. Also, in this configuration, hard stops cannot be used. Is there anything else that we can/should do to ensure the safety of this robot application?

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We are a group of seniors at Toledo Technology Academy building a guarding around a FANUC R2000iB series robot arm. We were wondering if there is any minimum height that the guarding must be according to OSHA or any other safety group.

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The latest Robot Standards mandate that the retricted space is within the safeguarded space. Is this just for automatic operation? If I have a robot where the electronic limits do not operate in manual and so the robot can be moved past the restricted point - do hard stops need to be fitted to restrict robot motion within the safegaurded space? regards Ian English

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Is an FSU unit required for a new Yaskawa MA1400 in Canada?

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Is ANSI/RIA planning to release any safety standards related to autonomous mobile robots (AMRs)? E.g. the ASTM F45 committee is planning to develop standards related to AMRs. I am trying to decide which organization to monitor for development of standards relevant to my industry.

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We're planning to go through ISO 13849 certification this year, but we're looking for a consultant to provide some insight before we start the certification process. Does anyone have this expertise?

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What is the maximum perimeter guard sweep height allowed under 15.06 2012? It was 12".

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What ISO standards do you recommend that I purchase in regards to machine/robot safeguarding?

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Are there any firms or companies that can validate a robotic work cell to acheive certification for RIA / ANSI compliance

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When installing fencing around a robot such as roboguard, how close can I get to the robot and does it require axis limiting devices if the robot can reach the guard with end of arm tooling?

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Can a single-channel robot manufactured in 1999 be re-deployed to another facility provided the controls system and safeguarding used to interface with this robot meets the current ANSI/RIA requirements?

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I need to know if restrictions exist for the the base of robot position, the manufacturer engineer is trying to support the robot in the roof. The robot is a Motoman DX100.

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What is the minimum fence height around a robot cell?

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Is there an OSHA reg that says if you have a light barrier curtain installed on a machine then it must be used regardless of robot rotation or travel speed (Less than 10 inches / sec, ? degree / sec ) and not allowed to be inoperable.

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Is there an OSHA speed limit at which a robot operates that makes the perimeter guarding mandatory?

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For field deployed autonomous service robots that are moved frequently (eg multi times a day). Does any one know what the legal requirements for safety are, or where the information can be found? Safety fencing, interlocks, floor mats, laser barriers etc are all not feasible to restrict entry into the environment.

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Has the RIA 15.06 (2012) standard been published in Japanese language?

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