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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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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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I have a six axis robotic arm on a rail, and it is going into a specialized room with two doors. I have two laser safety scanners in the room (4 inches off the floor so anyone entering the room is detected) and the robot and rail stop. The robot can't reach either door. One scanner is on one side of the rail and covers the door. The other is on far side of the rail and there are no doors on that side of the robot. Am I in compliance with guarding specifications w/o interlocks on the doors? I can send pictures. 6 estops two outside the room 4 inside to stop.

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Is there a robotic application for superfinishing balls that rotate on the horizontal axis of a lathe so that a grinding cup can be applied to the ball surface? The axis of the cup would be perpendicular to the lathe axis, and the cup and its supporting mechanism would move thru an angle of about 120 deg in line with the lathe axis.

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I'm looking for a robot to place small glass blocks on a 400mm x 400mm plate (surface is the XY plane) with a positioning resolution of 0.1 microns in X and Y and 0.05 microns in Z and rotational resolution of 1 micro-radian, with absolute accuracy of 20 microns and 50 microradians. Can you suggest any companies with experience of high precision robotics to approach who might make a custom robot to do this.

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Hello, Where can I find a swing arm boom approximately 10 ft high with a 8 ft reach? I want to invert a ABB 4600 robot. Thank you in advance!

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How do you measure robot repeatability?

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I am wondering what kind of safety features are available for a robotic arm to operate without being confined to a designated work cell? Is there a type of light curtain or occupancy sensors available? Any help at all on this matter would be great.

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The Searchlite is helping a client to identify industrial needs and potential application of a newly invented non-adhensive T-clamp. This aluminum clamp can apply even pressure on carbon fiber tubes without cracking them and will be ideal for lightweight robotic tooling system. Does anyone have experience in this area? We would really appreciate any insights you can share with us.

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I've got a question about robots for Injection Molding Machines. Do you have to buy a robot specifically "designed" for IMM (like a Yushin or a Sepro etc.) or would any articulated (e.g. a Epson) or any Cartesian robot be ok? When do you choose articulated vs. Cartesian robot, and vice-versa? Conversely, is a robot for IMM useful for any other application? Thank you for your time !

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When in teach mode, do 2 robots that share the same work space need to have 1 robot be disabled?

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How do I connect my robot with the PLC? Options, in general, not a specific brand or type.

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I am looking for what any fence height regulations on robotic welding cell would be? NAAMS cells fencing components starting at 5'.

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Who are the experts in super small assemblies that require tight tolerances. We build small sensors for inertial navigation and we are attempting to automate those assemblies.

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I have a new kuka robot system that is being installed. There is not separate disconnect other than the cabinet main disconnect. Is a disconnect required for a robot system within line of site? Also, does the main robot control panel have to be installed within line of site of the 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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Looking for integrator in Cleveland, Ohio area for SCARA robot inspection / packing application

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What safety sign(s) are necessary on the access gates into the safeguarded area? Is there a code that spells out the elemants for this sign?

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I work at Kaba Ilco as the GM. We manufacture over 300 million keys per year. We are looking for a very small pick and place robot that could replace the manual key racking that we currently do. Any ideas would be appreciated. Scott Bye 252-200-5450 scott.bye@kaba.com

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