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Question: Is there information in the ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 standard that would explains, who is considered qualified to instruct someone in robotic operation?

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If I'm not using any safety devices in my robot cell, what equation do I use for safety distance? I believe S = K*T + C is only for used with safety devices, due to the variables dealing with human interaction speeds. Is there a general equation for safety distance with regards to fencing and so maintenance personnel can't get pinned?

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When programming a system such as a Ferris wheel with an area scanner or light curtains is it considered ok to use reference positions to indicate when the light curtains or scanner can be muted to load the load side of the cell as long as there is a button or a device that must be pushed once you leave the load zone which dictates the load is ready and the curtains or scanner will then be unmuted awaiting the completion of the run and all safety is active protecting the operator from re-entry?

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Would a safety gate interlocked door with a pl=d category 3 interlock, that stops robot motion, allow operators to enter a robot cell without LOTO or an enabling device, provided that their work won't require interaction with the robot and the gate key was placed into a lock box with the operators lock placed on the box?

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ANSI/RIA R16.06-2012 5.3.15 says that when more than one person is required to be protected within the safeguarded space, that an enabling device shall be provided to each person. Does this mean that if only a singular person is entering the safe guarded space, they are not required to bring a teach pendant / enabling device into the cell with them?

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We have two robots that do pick and place points. We are looking at minimizing the 8' cage that surrounds the line, how can this be done safely?

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As a parent volunteer mentor for the Wheaton High School robotics team (in Silver Spring, MD), I am trying to find a list of robotics-oriented companies in Maryland to contact about potential sponsorships and mentorships. Any suggestions on how to find such a list?

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Looking for Michigan Integrators that are knowledgeable with older Nachi AR robots. Please provide me with some sources.

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When did RIA or ANSI first implement the requirement for a Risk Assessment industrial robots in the US?

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Are there any "grandfather clauses" regarding robot guarding, integration, or risk assessment for industrial robots? If so, where is this information?

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My team is interested in visiting a facility in Europe that showcases cutting edge robotics and automation best practices. Our applications are primarily material handling, though we're open to seeing how robotics is leveraged in other areas. Robots, cobots, AGVs, e-commerce, etc. R&D facilities? Robotics showrooms? Are any plants allowing companies outside their industry to see how they've embraced robotics?

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I graduated bachelor degree in Mechatroincs engineering last seven years and I recently graduated master degree in Industrial Engineering from Missouri. I am interested in career in Robotics but I don't have any professional experience in robotics field except volunteering in FIRST. I would appreciate if you all can advice me how to start it.

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Hi!, I'm looking for recommendations of good Industrial Robots integration books in order to guide me through a new venture. I'm planning to run a robotic integration business in Latin America. I need to build a strong foundation in sales strategy, simulation software, robotic integration's know how; welding, palletizing, pick & place, vision, painting, machine tending applications, robotic safety, EOAT... Thanks

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We are investigating RRS (Realistic Robot Simulaiton) topic. I would like to understand the benefit of RRS for us as customer and for the robot vendor ? Could you also define the difference between RRS1 & RRS2?

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We have developed a novel CNT infused textile sensor that can enable tactile sensing capability in robotics. Who are the robotic companies I could contact to discuss our technology? Ravi Sundaram CEO-Rushnano

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How to calculate the torch cable length for thru arm robots?

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How do I change the motion supervision on an ABB IRC5 robot?

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What is the requirement about the main electrical disconnect not being located inside of the actual robot cell? Does it reference this specifically as a requirement in ANSI B11.0, or ISO 12100 - 2012, or RIA R15.06?

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I am integrating an ABB IRC5 robot using the 841-1 Ethernet/IP Master-Slave option. I want to have a controllogix PLC be master to the ABB robot as a slave. I also want the same port on the robot to be the master to a network of digital I/O, namely DSQC1030 I/O modules. Anyone with experience and some help on this would be fantastic. Thanks, Jack

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Looking for a white paper for drafting a robotic strategy. Beginning with robotics roll out and want to have a good strategy in place.

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