October 17 - 19, 2016
The Westin Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio USA
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About the Conference

Robot sales are at an all-time high and robot safety is of paramount importance in automation planning. The RIA National Robot Safety Conference will offer conference sessions and workshops that examine key issues in robot safety and provide an in-depth overview of current industry standards. Gain an essential understanding of how to effectively plan for robot safety!

  • In-depth overview of the industrial robot standard ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012
  • A review of other ANSI and ISO standards that pertain to robots and industrial automation
  • Collaborative robot safety considerations, including information on ISO TS 15066
  • How to select the proper safeguards for your robot cell
  • Functional safety and safety circuit design
  • Risk Assessment
  • Users' perspectives on robot safety

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Why Attend

Across industries, automating processes through robot integration is on the rise. Robot sales are at an all-time high, growing more than 28% in the last year and totaling more than $1.6 billion in North American sales alone. Paramount to successful integration and maximizing return on investment, robot safety is at the forefront of automation planning.

  • Gain valuable insight through conference sessions and workshops on robot safety, machine and robot standards
  • Listen to real-world examples presented by industry leaders
  • Receive an in-depth overview of the ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 safety standard
  • Network with the who’s who in robot safety


Join us for a robotics industry tour on Friday, October 21st. Details are available here.

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Exhibitor List

 
Air Hydro Power
ASSA ABLOY
ATI Industrial Automation
Automation Rangers, Inc.
Axelent Inc.
Banner Engineering Corp.
Clarion
DENSO Robotics
Edgewater Automation
Euchner
FANUC
First Insurance Group
Folding Guard Corporation
Fortress Interlocks
Frommelt Machine Guarding / Rite Hite Machine Guarding
Kawasaki Robotics (USA), Inc.
Glide-Line
Güdel, Inc.
item North America
KC Robotics, Inc.
MEK Consulting
Murrelektronik, Inc.
Murrplastik Systems
PIAB USA, Inc.
Remtec Automation LLC
Roboworld, LLC
Rockwell Automation
Ross Controls
Schmersal Inc.
Shuttleworth
SICK
Siemens
Troax, Inc.
Visual Components North America Group

Who Should Attend

The 2016 RIA National Robot Safety Conference welcomes:

  • Engineers
  • Robot system integrators
  • Technicians
  • Industrial safety professionals
  • Educators
  • And other manufacturing automation professionals.
  • Aerospace
  • Assembly
  • Automotive
  • Electronics
  • Packaging
  • Semiconductor

Gain valuable insight on robot safety and industrial machine and robot standards.

Conference sessions and workshops will focus on current ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 industrial robot safety standards as well as other ANSI and ISO standards that pertain to robots and industrial automation.

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Agenda

Monday, October 17, 2016

8:00 am - 8:15 am Conference Introduction & Welcome
Carole Franklin, Standards Director - RIA
8:15 am - 9:00 am Introduction to Robot Safety Standards, R15.06 Standard, and Related Technical Reports
Todd Dickey, Honda Engineering North America, Inc.
9:00 am - 9:25 am Industrial Mobile Robots Safety Standard Update
Michael Gerstenberger, R15.08 Subcommittee
9:25 am - 9:55 am Break
9:55 am - 10:20 am ISO/ TS 15066 Introduction
Roberta Nelson Shea, Universal Robots
10:20 am - 10:45 am Introduction to TR15.306 and Task Based Risk Assessment
Todd Dickey, Honda Engineering North America, Inc.
10:45 am - 11:15 am Collaborative and Mobile: When Standards Collide - The Confusing Area of Robots and Mobile Platforms
Claude Dinsmoor, FANUC America Corporation
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Networking Lunch
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Panel: User Experience with Collaborative Robots
David Gravel, Ford Motor Company
Greg Heinz, General Electric
Chris Ihrke, General Motors
Mark Lewandowski, Procter & Gamble
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Technology Applied to Safety with Industrial Robots and Robot Systems
Robert Axtman, Visual Components North America Group
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Integrating Guidance from R15.06, Related TRs, and Other Related Standards
Tina Hull, OMRON Automation
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Collaborative Robot Technology and Customer Applications – Rethink Robotics
Dan McFarland, Air Hydro Power
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm An OSHA View on Robot Safety
James McManus, OSHA Chicago Regional Office
5:00 pm - 5:05 pm Day 1 Wrapup
Carole Franklin, RIA

 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

8:00 am - 8:45 am Successful Refurbished Robot Deployment
Dan Junker, Automation Rangers, Ltd.
8:45 am - 9:15 am Robot Risk Assessment - Severity, Exposure and Avoidance
Gary Garrahan, STIHL Inc.
9:15 am - 9:45 am Practical Benefit of Risk Assessment: Zone Determination by Layout Analysis
Chris Soranno, SICK, Inc.
9:45 am - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 10:45 am The New ANSI Z244.1 - Lockout, Tagout and Alternative Methods
Bruce Main, design safety engineering, inc.
10:45 am - 11:45 am Safety Circuit Design
Heinz Knackstedt, C&E Sales, Inc.
11:45 am - 2:15 pm Lunch and Exhibits
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Value of Using an RIA Certified Robot Integrator
Mike Kunkle, MEK Consulting
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Safety Beyond the Electrics
Tom Eastwood, Workplace Safety and Prevention Services
Jim Van Kessel, JVK Industrial Automation Inc.
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Break
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Robot System Safety in a Lab Environment
Dr. Jeremy Marvel, National Institute of Standards and Technology
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm Safeguarding in the Era of Collaborative and Mobile Robotics
Elena Dominguez, Pilz Automation Safety L.P.
5:15 pm - 5:20 pm Day 2 Wrapup
Carole Franklin, RIA

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

TRACK 1: Risk Assessment

8:00 am - 9:30 am Risk Assessment Training Part 1
Jeff Fryman, JDF Consulting Enterprises, Ltd.
9:30 am - 10:00 am Break
10:00 am - 11:45 am Risk Assessment Training Part 2
Jeff Fryman, JDF Consulting Enterprises, Ltd.
11:45 am - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm Mobile Robots - Off the Chain
Dan Junker, Automation Rangers, Ltd.
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm Risk Assessment Process for Collaborative Robotic Applications
Elena Dominguez, Pilz Automation Safety L.P.

TRACK 2: Practical Robot Safety

8:00 am - 9:30 am Practical Application of Robot Safety
Tom Eastwood, Workplace Safety and Prevention Services
Jim Van Kessel, JVK Industrial Automation Inc.
9:30 am - 10:00 am Break
10:00 am - 10:45 am Practical Application of Robot Safety (cont.)
Tom Eastwood, Workplace  Safety and Prevention Services
Jim Van Kessel, JVK Industrial Automation Inc.
10:45 am - 11:45 am Understanding Safety Categories, Performance Levels and SILs for Machine Safety Control Systems
Raj Sohal, Stantec
11:45 am - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm ISO 13849 PL Calculations Simplified
Heinz Knackstedt, C&E Sales, Inc.
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm How to Address Liability in Robotics
Dan Junker, Automation Rangers Ltd
Tim Whetstone, First Insurance Group
Bill Wahoff, Steptoe Johnson

TRACK 3: Collaborative Robot Safety

8:00 am - 9:30 am What Do We Mean by Inherently Safe Design for Collaborative Robot Systems?
Roberta Nelson Shea, Universal Robots
9:30 am - 10:00 am Break
10:00 am - 11:45 am Collaborative Robot Applications
Tina Hull, OMRON Automation
11:45 am - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm How to Create the Right Collaborative System for your Application
Corey Ryan, KUKA Robotics Corporation
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Cost Options of Guarding Collaborative Robots
Michael Dupont, Earth Bridge Industries
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Collaborative Robotics and Its Safety Impacts
Jainu Jogani, Omron Adept Technologies, Inc.
Dimitri Kambouridis, Omron Adept Technologies, Inc.
5:00 pm  Day 3 Wrapup
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Hotel Information

The Westin CincinnatiThe National Robot Safety Conference will be held at The Westin Cincinnati.

The Westin Cincinnati
21 E. 5th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 621-7700

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The Westin Cincinnati is sold out!

The following hotels are all within walking distance to The Westin Cincinnati.  Please note there is no group rate at these hotels.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 W 5th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 421-9100

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
151 W 5th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 579-1234

Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel
36 E 4th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 333-0000

Hampton Inn & Suites
617 Vine Street A
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 354-2430

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SPEAKERS
Bill Wahoff Bill Wahoff
Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Bruce Main
President, design safety engineering, inc.
Carole Franklin Carole Franklin
Director, Standards Development, RIA
Chris Ihrke Chris Ihrke
Staff Engineer, General Motors
Chris Soranno Chris Soranno
Certified Safety Application Specialist, Safety Standards & Compliance, SICK, Inc.
Claude Dinsmoor
General Manager – Material Handling Segment, FANUC America
Corey Ryan Corey Ryan
Manager, Medical Robotics, KUKA Robotics Corporation
Dan Junker Dan Junker
President and Chief Ranger, Automation Rangers, Ltd.
Dan McFarland Dan McFarland
Automation Manager, Rethink Robotics Sawyer Robot
David Gravel
Technical Expert - Robotics and Automation, Ford Motor Company
Dr. Jeremy Marvel Dr. Jeremy Marvel
Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Elena Dominguez Elena Dominguez
Safety Consultant, Pilz Automation Safety L.P.
Gary Garrahan Gary Garrahan
Manager, Occupational Safety and Environmental Health, STIHL Inc.
Greg Heinz Greg Heinz
Automation CoE Leader, GE Healthcare
Heinz Knackstedt Heinz Knackstedt
Safety Engineer, C&E sales, inc.
Jainu Jogani Jainu Jogani
Safety & Compliance Engineer, Omron Adept Technologies, Inc.
James McManus
Occupational Safety Specialist, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Jeff Fryman Jeff Fryman
Principal Consultant, JDF Consulting Enterprises, Ltd.
Jim Van Kessel
Electrical Engineer, JVK Industrial Automation Inc.
Mark Lewandowski Mark Lewandowski
Robotics Network Innovation Leader, Proctor & Gamble
Matt Epperson
Compliance Safety & Health Officer, U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA
Michael Dupont Michael Dupont
Director, Environment, Health and Safety, Earth Bridge Industries
Michael Gerstenberger
Chair, R15.08 Subcommittee on Industrial Mobile Robot Safety
Mike Kunkle Mike Kunkle
President/Chief Consultant, MEK Consulting
Raj Sohal Raj Sohal
Project Manager, Industrial Safety, Stantec
Robert Axtman Robert Axtman
CEO/President, Visual Components North America Group
Roberta Nelson Shea Roberta Nelson Shea
Global Technical Compliance Officer, Universal Robots A/S
Tim Whetstone Tim Whetstone
Executive Vice President – Agent, First Insurance Group
Tina Hull Tina Hull
Product Engineer, OMRON Automation
Todd Dickey Todd Dickey
Engineering Coordinator, Honda Engineering North America, Inc.
Tom Eastwood Tom Eastwood
Machine Safeguarding and Robotics Advisor, Workplace Safety and Prevention Services
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