Tentative Conference Agenda
W1 - Getting the Most for Your Automation Dollar 9:00 a.m.
Bob Rochelle from the Stäubli Robotics leads you through the world of industrial automation explaining the many useful ways that robotics can be used to automate your applications. Issues will include what to expect as you move forward in an automation project, how to cost justify your investment, the basic safety concerns and how you can respond to them in a cost effective manner.
W2 - Safety Essentials for the Robot Integrator 9:00 a.m.
Randy Soto from Wolf Robotics & Rimrock Corporation, and Gil Dominguez from Pilz Automation Safety L.P., will lead the discussion of what an integrator needs to be successful in obtaining certification. Attendance at this year’s safety conference helps meet the established criteria for attaining Certified Robot Integrator status. Safety is pivotal to certification so we cover requirements and risk assessment as outlined in the applicable robot safety standards.
|Update on the ISO Work on Robot Safety
RIA’s Jeff Fryman provides an update on the activities of the ISO groups working on new ISO deliverables that are under development. As Convenor for the ISO working group for industrial robot safety, Jeff provides the proper perspective on how they may help achieve the appropriate safety for your installations.
Developments In Sensing
Bryan Nagy from Carnegie Mellon’s National Robotics Engineering Center, The Robotics Institute, describes the results of some developmental research in sensing the presence of humans in a particular location. This could be an important development in our ongoing search for properly safeguarding one of the “Collaborative” robot system scenarios - Speed and separation monitoring.
Understanding Functional Safety
Join Michael Miller from Rockwell Automation, as he introduces you to the concepts of “Functional Safety” as they apply in the new standard. The requirements of “control reliability” have not changed, but the name has. Ian will guide you through the transition, and remove the mysteries of safe control design in robotic systems.
An OSHA View on Robot Safety 8:30 a.m.
Join us as an OSHA compliance officer will review the latest trends and activities of OSHA with attention to the top safety failures and reasons for citations, particularly as they relate to robot installations. The answer to the question “does OSHA use R15.06?” is yes, and here you can learn how. Also discussed will be how you can actively participate with OSHA to ensure a safe work environment in your place of employment.
Learn from those who have successfully and safely implemented robotic applications.
Roberta Nelson Shea, from SYMBOTIC LLC and a longtime safety equipment advocate, will guide you through the myriad of safeguarding devices available today. Highlights include their benefits, as well as their shortcomings, so you can make the best possible guarding choices for your robot applications. This session will set the stage for your Tuesday lunchtime Tabletop Trade Fair viewing, which includes a variety of safeguard devices offered by a selection of vendors.
Registration & Continental Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
W3 – Error Minimization and Contextual-based Risk Assessment 8:30 a.m.
Join Mike Douglas from General Motors as he explains the successful methods for employing Risk Assessment used by that leading auto maker. Risk Assessment is a cornerstone of the new R15.06 robot safety standard and you will want to understand some of the many methodologies that are available for you to use.
W4 - Essentials of Machine Controls 8:30 a.m.
Led by Heinz Knackstedt from C&E Sales, and Ian Brough from SICK, Inc., our team of highly qualified instructors will guide you through a basic understanding of the needs and concepts of safety controls for automated machinery and, particularly, robots using a building block approach from the risk assessment results, through design schematics to a conclusion in proper installation of typical safeguarding devices. The fast pace of this workshop requires a good understanding of the basics of controls design.
W5 - Practical Industrial Robot Safety (FULL-DAY SESSION ONLY) 8:30 a.m.
We have assembled an international team of noted safety experts who will guide you through a review of the requirements in the R15.06/Z434/ISO standards and the information presented during the conference. This is designed to help you in understanding and applying safety concepts in any robot, automated, or integrated manufacturing system you may be working on. This exercise will feature demonstrations using actual equipment to help understanding and working the safety distance formula for installing electro-sensing safeguarding devices. Included will be an effective method to measure machine stopping time and discussions of requirements from USA, CSA and ISO machinery safety standards. Note: This is a full-day workshop.
W6 – Task-based Risk Assessment Exercise Using R15.06 1:00 p.m.
Jeff Fryman from the RIA will lead you in an interactive lesson in conducting a risk assessment of a typical robot cell with emphasis on employing the methodology for risk assessment as found in the R15.06. This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the important concept of risk assessment and uses a “hands-on” approach to practice the methodology.
W7 - Primer on Functional Safety 1:00 p.m.
Join Ian Brough, SICK, Inc., and others for an in-depth look at the requirements of the ISO 13849-1:2006 standard and how it can be interpreted for the safety-related parts of control systems. Guidance will include how the controls engineer will be able to meet the requirements of functional safety on robots and automated equipment. Included will be group exercises in the practical calculation of Performance Levels, diagnostics and reliability, as well as the aids being made available to the machine designer.
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