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In our facility we have a robot cell used to load/unload machining centers. We currently use a "disable movement" key switch along with interlocked gates to enter the robot cell. That process is usually done by the single worker responsible for the area. We feel that multi-person access is unsafe using the single person procedure. What are some ways to allow for safer multi-person access?

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Can anyone share experiences using robot safety risk assessment software? I'm interested in a tool that will help with considerations for hazard evaluation and controls specific to robot systems. Thanks.

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Hi all. I'm a civil engineer starting a new job as a high school engineering design teacher. I'm looking for a robotics kit, or curriculum or... are raspberry pi's still a thing? Something easy for a high school class to get started on, but still allowing us to do some computer drawings and then build or machine some parts using the cool machines we have access to. I've got a pretty new STEM lab with machines like a CNC, welders (not yet sure which kinds), 3D printers, laser cutter and engraver. I have access to a wood workshop, an auto shop, and a machine shop. I see that some robotics kits seem to include virtually all the parts you need, which I imagine would remove the opportunity for the students to machine some of their own stuff. Do you have any suggestions as to something that is easy to get started on, but doesn't preclude creating some of the parts?

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is there a RIA standard pertaining to when one can safely jog a robot?

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Hello everyone, I made an autonomous ping pong drone player prototype during my master research . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d_N0LZcuzk Now it is able to return some balls thrown at it 40% of the time, in simulation it achieves 80%. Do you think some people will be interested in that kind of product to buy to play ping pong against? Also, what kind of team it will take to develop it from a prototype into a product and how much time? Thanks for the feedback ! :)

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What is the maximum clearance for a fixed robot fence panel and the floor?

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fanuc welding robot 100id. my 100% joint moves are slow how can I change this

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Hello all. I am new here and not very well educated on the robot. We have a Fanuc 710iC50 with an R-30iA controller. I was wondering if it is possible for the operator to edit the program at the robot, on the pendant, and slow down the robot for 1 or 2 arm positions then return it back to full speed. We edit in several features now, coolant, spindle on/off, and dwells. Here is a screen shot of part of s program. Want to for example slow now moves 15 and 16. 1: UFRAME_NUM=1 ; 2: UTOOL_NUM=6 ; 3:J P[1] 50% FINE ; 4:J P[2] 50% FINE ; 5:J P[3] 50% FINE ; 6:J P[4] 50% FINE ; 7:J P[5] 50% FINE ; 8: DO[3]=ON ; 9: DO[5]=ON ; 10: WAIT 5.00(sec) ; 11: R[1]=R[4] ; 12:L P[6] 300mm/sec FINE ; 13: CALL DRILL ; 14:L P[7] 300mm/sec FINE ; 15:J P[8] 50% FINE ; 16:J P[9] 50% FINE ; 17:L P[10] 300mm/sec FINE ; 18: CALL DRILL ; 19:L P[11] 300mm/sec FINE ; 20:J P[12] 50% FINE ; 21:J P[13] 50% FINE ; 22:L P[14] 300mm/sec FINE ; 23: CALL DRILL ; Thanks, Jon

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I need a robot that is coded in the subroutine for motion to be faster as I have a need for it : (F =m x a x a x a) I need to double our production output.

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I want to attach a xy plotter to my robotic arm . How do I assemble it to the end effector? PLease solve my query?

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How's the technology progressing in primary seafood processing?

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Hello, could you please tell me if a standard or principles exist concerning the calibration and the transfer of points from robots?

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Hello, Could anybody tell me the which market/industry makes up for most of Fanuc's business? I.e. which industry is responsible for most of its orders?

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I'm searching for a used robot distributor in North America, but having some difficulty finding sellers of models such as ABB and Kuka industrial manipulators. So far I have submitted a few Requests For Quotes, but these have mostly been responded to by European and Chinese sellers. Can you possibly tell me what avenue is recommended to receive quotes for industrial robots?

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I would like to enquire if there are any design standards and safety standards for construction robotics or are being developed.

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I have a robot which will perform welding on a metal part. Parts are loaded by hand onto a carousel which then shuttles the part into the robot operating area and places a solid steel partition between the robot and loader. It is in an enclosure that it accessed for routine maintenance and setup (i.e. changing weld tips or wire) by an interlocked door permitting someone to enter the enclosure to perform these functions. The interlock stops all hazardous movement when the door is opened. The enclosure is not overly large but large enough that someone could stand inside and have the door closed behind them. Is there are requirement that personnel must be detected in this space to prevent the door being closed behind them? If so, can you please provide a reference to this in the standard? Does it make a difference is one can see someone inside (even if it is only from the sides of the enclosure)?

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I have a OTC DR Robot with a CPVAS 350 power supply. When I start the robot it comes in and starts welding but it just sits there and will not move unless you turn the weld off. Then it will finish the program with out welding. I was thinking maybe the interface cable? any other ideas?

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which one is the best robot arm to pick and place the paper sheets in printing industry?

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In order to become a robotics-arm programmer is it necessary to take a course offered by a specific robotics-arm brand (for exmaple, KUKA, ABB, Mitsubishi)? Or is there another way I can learn? Thanks!

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Traditionally machine tending has been performed either manually or through some traditional PLC system. But, as I know, both these approaches have their limitations. Can machine tending be completely automated without any manual intervention? If so, is there some solution already available in market? Is there a need for such solution? What kind of demand can we project for such solution?

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