|Monday Workshops - October 6
W1 - An OSHA View on Machinery Safety (AM)
Join our OSHA representative as he introduces you to the requirements and expectations of OSHA compliance. Learn first hand what OSHA regulations are all about, how plant inspections are conducted, what to expect and how to respond to them. Understand how simple safeguarding principles for automated equipment can lead to a safe working environment for your facility. Additionally, learn what programs OSHA has to offer to help you in planning and implementing safe workplace environments.
W2 - Basic Safety Circuit Design (AM)
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 robots using a building block approach. This course is intended as an introduction for engineers tasked with designing or building the safety system for a robot cell or line; and will be an excellent refresher for the Controls Engineer in preparation for the afternoon advanced session.
W3 - Understanding R15.06 - The Robot Safety Standard (PM)
W4 - Advanced Safety Circuit Design (PM)
Are you tasked to design, install or maintain a safe robot system? This course is intended to give you an in-depth understanding of the American National Standards for Robot Safety and how to apply them to your applications. Jeff Fryman, Director of Standards Development for the RIA, will lead you in this study of what is contained in the standards and some insight into what led to the requirements. He will also offer some advanced information on the future of robot safety requirements.
This is an advanced course designed to give the experienced controls engineer a more detailed understanding of the safety controls and circuitry used in automated systems. Led by Gil Dominguez, noted controls engineer, our team of instructors will guide you 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 thorough understanding of the basics of controls design.
|Tuesday and Wednesday - October 7 and 8
Join us for an exciting two days of presentations on robot safety, standards, successful robot applications and information important to everyone associated with industrial safety needs.
Woven throughout both days of the conference will be variety of case studies highlighting successful applications of robotic automation and safety implementations. Expected presenters include The Boeing Company; Pilz Automation Safety, LLP; Rockwell Automation; ABB, Inc; C&E Sales; and KUKA Robotics.
Updating Safety Standards
Roberta Nelson Shea, Chair of the R15.06 committee, will introduce the new Technical Report, TR R15.206 Guidelines for Implementing ANSI/RIA/ISO 10218-1-2007, and discuss its impact on new robot installations. She will also discuss experiences with the current robot safety standards and offer safety hints for your installations.
Ron Walters, recently retired from Chrysler, will reflect on his experience in selecting appropriate safeguards for robot cells and integrated manufacturing systems. Offering a users perspective, Ron will discuss the pros and cons of the many safeguarding devices available today so you can make the best possible guarding choices for your robot applications.
|TUESDAY LUNCH HOUR
Tabletop Exhibits & Lunch
Exhibitors and Sponsors Welcomed: For Tabletop space availability and Sponsorship opportunities, contact Jim Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734/994-6088.
This year we will again be featuring an extended lunch hour viewing session for the popular tabletop exhibits of products. This is the opportunity to review the latest in robot and robot safety products and get on-the-spot expert help in selecting the proper solution for your needs.
||Introduction to Safety Controls
Gil Dominguez, leading authority on safety controls, will lead the group in understanding the importance of proper safety control design to the success of a robot system installation. Included in this discussion will be an introduction of the transition from “control reliability” to ISO defined circuit performance.
Next Generation Robots (NGR) Implementation Roundtable
We kick of day two of the conference with a repeat of the roundtable discussion originally presented at the June Robots 2008 Conference in Boston on the benefits and uses possible for the Next Generation Robots. Moderated by Jeff Fryman from the RIA, we will explore using the NGR from the perspective of the user, integrator, and manufacturer.
An invited OSHA representative will review the latest trends and activities of OSHA with attention to the top safety failures and reasons for citations. Also discussed will be how you can actively participate with OSHA to ensure a safe work environment in your place of employment.
Standards Committee Panel Session
Returning this year will be a Benchmarking session. Breaking the conference attendees into small groups led by our instructor staff gives you an opportunity to have your own application reviewed and evaluated by peers with comments reviewed by the group. If you have a cell design that you would like to have reviewed by the group, please contact Jeff Fryman at RIA headquarters prior to the event to make arrangements for its inclusion in the program.
Rounding out the busy schedule of events will be the ever popular Panel session where you get to ask our panel of standards committee members your most searching questions about safety standards and how to apply them to your situations.
|Thursday Workshops - October 9
W5 - Risk Assessment Exercise Using R15.06 (AM)
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 R15.06 risk assessment methodology. This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of concept and use a “hands-on” approach to practice the methodology.
W6 - Practical Application of Robot Safety (Full-Day Session Only)
We have assembled an international team of noted safety experts who will guide you through a review of the information presented during the week and 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 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. This is an all day workshop.
W7 - Understanding R15.06 - The Robot Safety Standard (PM)
W8 - Managing Robot Safety in the Workplace (PM)
Are you tasked to design, install or maintain a safe robot system? This course is intended to give you an in-depth understanding of the American National Standards for Robot Safety and how to apply them to your applications. Jeff Fryman, Director of Standards Development for the RIA will lead you in this study of what is contained in the standards and some insight into what led to the requirements. He will also give some advanced information on the future of robot safety requirements. This is a repeat of the Monday workshop.
Led by Gil Dominguez, safety consultant with Pilz Automation Safety L.P., our team of instructors will build on the foundation set from the conference and provide helpful hints and guidance on effective safety programs in the workplace. Automated systems, particularly robot systems, present unique challenges to the safety professional in perceptions in safeguarding requirements. This course is intended to explore those challenges and help to find practical solutions.