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How to determine fence height requirements for Fanuc 2000IC_210F Robot cell?

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Hi. We are a robot integrator and also we design the robot cells(mechanical/guarding and electrical/safety circuits). I understand how to do the risk assessment part, but I'm confused about the checklists Part 1: Annex F and Part 2:Annex G of ANSI-RIA R15.06. We once hired a professional safety assessment firm on our behalf, and they only completed Part 1:Annex F. But we are now going to do our own assessments, and I feel as though we should be doing both. Any suggestions from another integrator/OEM? Do you fill out one of them or both? Thanks in advance.

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Hi. I'm making a template for my company to use when we are performing our risk assessments as we are new to RIA. We are a robot integrator and also we design the robot cells(mechanical and electrical). I understand the risk assessment part, but I'm confused about the checklists Part 1: Annex F and Part 2:Annex G. We once hired a professional safety assessment firm on our behalf, and they only completed Part 1:Annex F. But we are now going to do our own assessments, and I feel as though we should be doing both. Any suggestions from another integrator/OEM? Do you fill out one of them or both? Thanks in advance.

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Hello, I'm working in cell flexible solution for welding of sheet metal parts (MIG). With many parts we can use holes and pins in the welding table for positioning and clamping, but there are some appearance (external) parts where holes are not permitted, we had thought about the use of vacuum suction or magnetic solutions in the base of the welding table in order to position and hold the parts, but then we are concerned about the accuracy assurance. Mechanical fixtures devices/solutions are not very viable because some metal parts are very thin or large and tend to bend easily, besides specific devices for every product have to be designed and we are aiming for a more flexible solution. Is there a specific solution that we can use for this application? All possible ideas are welcome.

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I'm currently 2 semesters away from getting my certificate in Robotics and Automation, and am curious as to what are the best first steps to take in starting my career? The interview and hiring process, and any advice that you can give to someone looking for entry level at my current experience level, which is still actively studying, but no experience in the industry.

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Greetings, I am looking for reference material to cite in order to design a robot pedestal to be anchored to a cement floor. I am currently referencing a 2009 International Building Code and looking at allowable service load on embedded bolts. I am looking for reference material that will guide in the thickness and size of the base plate anchored to the floor as well as the required number/size of anchor bolts. I appreciate any help you can give. Thanks! James

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We are looking for 5 top Integrators for design of CMT welding cell. It is welding Aluminum plates. The box design weighs about 2000 lbs. We work at a large Semiconductor equipment company

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We are developing an AI application for an agricultural robot to automate certain greenhouse plant maintenance operations and are looking for a partner interested in participating in the development. Do you have any suggestions how we proceed?

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We have several robotic palletizing cells. Each cell has a variety of case sizes that are being brought into the cell by roller conveyor. Some of our cases are large so the openings through the perimeter fencing are large enough for a person to crawl through if they got onto the in-feed conveyor. According to ANSI/RIA R15.06 - 2012 is there a safety standard that dictates what level of safety we need to have at these in-feed openings?

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Hello, In R15.06-2012, it states that there is a maximum height a barrier can be above adjacent walking areas is 7". This is to ensure that no one can come in contact with the equipment inside. In applications where there could be large build ups of combustible dust or require routine cleaning of the area, is there a different height/ acceptable alternative to the 7"? Currently there is an installation which the eentire robot system is shutdown in order to clean the area due to the height of the guarding. This dramatically hinders production and could potentially cause employees to attempt to defeat the guarding to maintain the equipment. Thank you for your help

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Spent yesterday putting together 30 spider robots with Hitl Scouts(common walking toy you see blue body, gray legs). Expected failures, but got thrown for a loop when I handful of the kids had a different wiring design. Rather than one black and one red wire to connect to the terminals they had red, black, and two yellow. I got thrown into this with one days notice, so I have not even built one. When we had the expected robots that would not work, I traced most of the problems to misaligned gears. However, we did not know what to do with that yellow wire, and I could not find anything online while we were at the site. Found one online video assembly that had the yellow wires, but fast forward through the wiring… I’m trying to slow it down now. Can you help me with this, so maybe some of these girls will have robots that actually move?

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To whom should we speak about the safety standards, certifications, performance tests, etc. for LiDAR?

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If I have a robot with a failsafe control unit, but it is not specifically a power and force limited model, can I myself build the necessary speed and torque limits into its motion to allow it to be used in a power and force limited operation?

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We have a fusion arc 180 L welder that runs nicely in training mode but will not run in regular production mode.

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Regarding redeployment of an older robot into a new system the RIA R15.06 1999 standard is pretty clear stating that as long as the robot was to standard when it was manufactured, it does not need to be upgraded. The rest of the system needs to be to the most current standard. Unfortunately, the 2012 standard does not specify anything about redeployment as far as I can find. Is the 1999 standard still valid? Is this spelled out in another standard or TR? If so please advise where I may find it.

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I am looking at a 2 headstock work cell and notice some have a door or curtain on both sides of the robot between the robot and the headstock and others don’t. Is there a reason for this? Standard possibly? as I want to do what’s right.

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Regarding creating a risk assessment. An operator is defined as: "all individuals that could be near or exposed to the robot system or cell." I already include risk assessment tasks for maintenance and general operators. Does that mean I should include risk assessment task mitigation for assembly/installation personnel also?

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Do you have any good resources for intro / primers on industrial automation and system integration?

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I am considering the use of robotic welding on a multi pass/multi start stop weldment I am fabricating. Would robotic welding be a good option (I have several thousand parts to fab).

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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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