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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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In reference to ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 section 5.8.5. When starting automatic operation, a signal is required from another machine. This signal can only be outputted to the robot from outside the guarding, however, it would be possible for the pendant to be inside the guarding when the required signal is outputted making it possible to start automatic operation of the robot from the pendant only. My question is, does this other input cover the requirement of this portion of the standard? My belief is that it does not.

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What is the maximum speed of an automated overhead crane without guards? The crane only operates up/down and left/right.

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Has the 18" distance (pinch point) from the maximum robot reach including the EOAT to cell perimeter guarding changed recenly?

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Can a rotatable turntable(Servo controlled by a robot) be considered as the safeguarding from other robots within the same Robotics cell when itself is also movable? what if also when rotated 90 degrees it allows direct access into the cell as there is obviously no fixed guarding?

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What is the best robotic safety sign to place on the fence?

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Is the RIA planning on producing a "Safety Video" similar to the one you sell that features the 1999 RIA standard that would now reference the 2012 standard?

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Is a safety light curtain an acceptable barrier for the perimeter of a robot cell? Our customer would like to keep one of the cell walls easily accessible for fork lift access to remove/replace part containers.

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Do all existing robotic arcwelding systems need to be brought up to RIA 2012 compliance in my factory by July 2014

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Whom do I contact regarding a consultation on performing a proper risk assessment for any robotic application. I'm looking to create guidelines for safety and risk assessment when integrating our robot (Universal Robots) into a production environment.

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We have a development lab operation that will be developing robots for eventual installation and use in an industrial setting. While the robots are being assembled and programmed in the lab, are there different, perhaps less restrictive safeguarding requirements for this limited-access lab environment?

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