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I have a new facility located in Indiana that is subject to ANSI R15.06-2012. I am curious if there is a company somewhere out there that could do an on site audit or "Gap Analysis" from a safety perspective to verify compliance with the standard and identify any shortcomings we may have. The intent is to use this as an internal document as a guide to ensure compliance.

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Where can I find consultant to evaluate a RIA assessment risk for project with robotic arms (ABB or FANUC tbd)?

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I am using small robot to teach employees how to program robots. The robot has had the auto run setting removed and will/can only be used in manual mode with the teach pendant. I am trying to figure out what other protections might be required. I am l leaning toward a fixed barrier guard enclosure with just a warning line at the entry area. In addition, employees will be trained that only a single employee can be in the enclosure. It doesn't seem logical to require a light curtain or gate at the entry since the robot is permanently in slow speed teach mode. Any advice?

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Are retractable belt fences commonly used anywhere in the world, in industry or in academia, as safety fencing for industrial robotic cells?

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How do I reset the resolution counters on an irb6000 s3

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Hie. this is Ramesh hanasi i have some issue in my robot ABB IRC5 and i'm getting a error as resolver error alarm number is 38209 can u please suggest the answer.

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i have the sketch for the skeleton of a robot and i was wondering if someone could confirm if it would move in the way i intend with email

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Is it acceptable to use mirrors to improve visibility? We're considering a robot cell with a few blind spots. Per 15.06, the interlock reset should "have a clear and unobstructed view of the safeguarded space." Have people used mirrors successfully to address blind spots without the need for a timed reset button inside the cell or presence sensing?

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I am interested in a robot to make little rolls of solid foods (I can not give to much details), It should be with an arm that support a weight of 9 pounds and be pace fast. The cost of the robot should be the cheapest possible (< $1500). The robot should permit me to learn while I integrate it in my project for a company I'm starting. I'm software engineer who is starting in the robotics world. Thanks & Regards Jose Rodriguez jrm4939@gmail.com

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We have a Kuka KR3 R540 robot that is being integrated into an existing system for vision inspection. The mounting location for the robot is in a tight area between a table and the lexan guarding. With this is being integrated into a portion of a system that was built by a different integrator, would we need to ensure the entire line is meets RIA standards prior to installing this robot or just the station it is being integrated into? Thank you.

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Hello, I am looking for Industry experts / consults who have strong expertise in End-of-Arm Tooling (EOAT) and Automation industry. Ideally, the consults have both strategy and technical background. Thank you.

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I have a customer using Panasonic robots with Lincoln power supplies experiencing random shielding gas shortages. We have checked the gas hoses, replaced electronic boards, replaced solonoids, and have a gas tracker on the gas line. The problem may last 1 to 4 welds at random times. When they experience this, they restart the program and it works fine. It happens 1 to 14 times per day at random times with random weld positions. We have asked Lincoln as well as Panasonic and neither have a fix. I thought it may be a positional issue but the hose never seems to be pinched or cut off. Have you experienced this issue before?

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We are working on a small 6-axis robot (7kg rated) application that has the safety enclosure much smaller than the robot reach. Hard stops on the axis points are not feasible for the required motion and the safety rated (Cat3, PLd) planes that can be programmed inside the enclosure are also not feasible due to safe distance calculations for "overshoot." We believe that our only option is to build an enclosure that is strong enough to contain the worst case inertia of the robot and payload, which would be coasting into the enclosure after crossing the safety plane. We can do the math to determine the inertia and can develop a simulated impact test on enclosure parts, but we don't know if there are any specific requirements, test methods, pass/fail criteria, documentation, etc. that we should be following. Is guard strength testing the correct solution for our application and is there any industry guidance on conducting this guard validation?

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I'ma student and working on Staubli TX40, to detect and grab using a camera mounted on it so, I want to know, how can I link the Staubli with my C program to run according to that.

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During an alternate LOTO procedure, where a Auto tech places the robot cell in maintenance mode (in order to work on it and power is needed), and then enters a multi robot cell, with multiple robots with his working envelope, what is the best scenario to have total and exclusive control of these numerous robot without be able to carry numerous teach pendants. I spoke to a MIOSHA rep and suggested that we create a very detailed risk assessment for this very specific alternate LOTO procedure The practicality is, how can an Auto tech carry 6 teach pendants with him while working on one or two robots? and still have total and exclusive control of the robots in his working envelope?

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My Name is Brian Jencks. I tutor students now in high school and get the question: “what should I do? And how should I do it?” I believe there is a future in robots that perform in hostile environments (collapsed buildings, nuclear waste sites, ocean depths, bomb threats, avalanches, outer space, burning buildings …). I can not find information on educational paths for such careers. Standard rap for engineers sure—but are there any specialized programs? (I am not asking about industrial robots—that ship has sailed.)

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Is there a standard or best management practice or Checklist (preferred) to audit our Safety PLC controls to determine they are good during a risk assessment?

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What woul make the light curtin not work

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I am a member of the Bridgton Lake Region Rotary Club; we do work in LaRomana Dominican Republic. We would like to begin a program to have drones bring medication and other small items to the remote villages. Is there a contact to help me E-mail dickenright@yahoo.com phone 207-653-8141

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Hello There ! I have a deburring application for an Aluminum - transmission case . Need your suggestion on the following two main points :- 1) how to select a tool for this application. How tool wear and variation in flashes / burrs in Die casting input parts be taken care. If that is to be controlled thru robot programming or the tool thru some auto compensation feature. 2. Which option is better :- a) Component on the robot and Deburring tool fixed. b) Deburring tool on robot and part clamped on a jig/fixture. Kindly share pros and cons of both configurations mentioned in a) and b) This will help me great deal to reach a final decision. the robot here is Fanuc M-710iC / 70 Do you supply and support in Indian Market for integration and commissioning . waiting for your reply. Thank you in advance. Regards, Amit Balyan

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