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My company is looking into automating our facility and we would like to know who the leaders are in the small robot industry.
Staubli has a wide range of both SCARA and 6 axis arms with reaches range from 200 mm to 3 meters and payloads from 1 Kg to 220 Kg. They inlcude industrial arms, clean room arms, explosion proof, and versions for pharmaceutical and medical applicaiton. While we have a global presence, you can reach our North American Headquarters at 1 864 433 1930 or visit our website at www.staubli.com
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.)
While industrial robots are the most common type of robot many manufacturers are also supplying robots for other fields such as medical, mobile robots, personal service robots, and other fields. The skill set for all of these has much in common, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, pneumatics, controls, and programming. Many colleges and universities have created "mechatronics" programs to cover the range of skills needed for robotics and other forms of automation. Yes they do cover industrial uses, but they also go beyond that.
I am a student at WITC New Richmond, WI. We have purchased a Staubli TX 40 table top robotic arm. My question is, do you have any programs, simple at best that we could use for training material at our facility?
Doug, You can reach Staubli's application support at email@example.com. We can e-mail you some of the examples we use in training. You can also sign up for our technical database at our web site at http://www.staubli.com/en/robotics/login/ It includes several useful applications and libraries.
I am doing summer training via an internship. Please tell me whether this training will help me in my career while my area of interest is operating systems? Should I mention this training in my resume?
At the beginning of your career, all experience can be considered helpful. I would list it.
I am currently working toward a major in chemical engineering, but I have had a fascination in robotics and AI. If I ever decide to switch majors, what should I switch to?
Some universities now offer "Mechtronics" as a major. This major covers Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Controls including software. Robotics is a multidisciplinary science that people come into from many different backgrounds.
I am interested in the robotics industry. Which field of engineering should I pursue in order to have a degree relevant in the industry?
Robotics is a combination of electrical/electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, and software. A few colleges and universities are starting to offer "mechtronics" programs that combined all three. No matter what field you decided to study, be prepared for a lifetime of learning. robotics are used in a variety of applications. I've learned about welding, painting, dispensing glue, making shoes, making vaccines, making semiconductors chips, and even robots doing surgery. These are just a few of projects I've been involved with.
We are considering changing over our paint system from a manual system to a robotic system. We are looking for a company that is presently using robotics for painting and also would welcome us to come into their facility to benchmark for our application. We paint heavy duty truck transmissions with a waterbased undercoat.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can try to find a end user in your area.
We need a robot to move 3 bottles weighing 120 grams total, having an open top, containing a food ingredient that can't be spilled. The distance to move is 2-12 inch segment. Place empty on filling station, move to conveyor. All this happens at standard conveyor height. What kind of robot would we need for this? Basic please, newbie.
Staubli has a number of robots that you could use. Please visit our web site at www.staubli.com or call our North American office at 864 433 1980.
We have a process of sterilizations of surgical instruments after surgery in Emergency Room or Operating Rooms. The sterilzation process consists of work flows though work center, such as washing, and sterilization then sorting and packeting individual instuments into Kits for future operations. This is a very labor intensive operation and we want to explore at applications of robotics. Scope of applications, 5,000 hopitals with surgical rooms.
In the past this would have been a difficult process to automated, but with todays vision systems detecting and locating surgical instruments is relatively easy. You would want a Clean room arm with a IP rating that handle the environment around sterilization equipment. Staubli does have a variety of clean room arms all which are totally enclosed, most are available with a through the base cabling option. Our new SteriClean arms would be ideal. They are designed for medical and pharmaceutical applications. Check our web site (www.staubli.com) or call our North American office at 864 433 1980.
I have a robot to pick up material from conveyor. Without getting conveyor tracking software, is it possible to connect the encoder signals to the robot controller directly or through any other means in such a way that robot understands? Please help.
Most robot controllers allow you to directly connect encoder inputs. Some times this does require an optional input card in the controller. It is also possible to connect the encoder to a device such as a PLC which the robot controller can then communicate with to get the data, but this is not as common as connecting the encoder directly to the robot controller.
We have 2cmx2cm semiconductor chips. I need a robot to move the chips from the conveyor belt and, also inspect if the chips are good or damaged. Is there a system for this?
Staubli makes a variety of cleanroom robots from ISO class 2 and up. Please contact us at 1 - 864 - 433 - 1980 or visit our web site at www.staubli.com
I need someone to reprogram a Staubli TX90 and a TX60 that work together in a cell. Is there anyone in, or near, Toronto that can help me with this?
John, I will have someone from Staubli support contact you.
I am looking at the idea of using a robot for grinding cast iron parts and want to know what is the standard for this; like taking the part to the grinding wheel or taking a wheel the the part.
You can do either process. In some case you even use tow robot arms, one holding the part and the other grinding wheel.
Are there any known applications of multi-axis robots for high pressure water /chemical wash systems, such as surface preparation of metal for painting?
Staubli Robotics has arms that are IP 65 rated with IP 67 available for the wrists. Many customers have used our systems in heavy spray environments . You can add an optional over pressurization system to reduce the chance of water getting in to the arm and the humid environment option to reduce that chances of corrosion. A through the base cabling option allows you run all electrical connections through the robot stand where they are not exposed. You can visit our web site at www.staubli.com or call our North American office at 864 433 1980.
Can a Robot with DC Servos be powered by Renewable Energy created by PV and or Wind Turbines? If so, does the operational capacity drop, compared to AC Servos? I have an around the clock, "lights out" application with a duty cycle of 20%. If I could operate this off the grid, it would be a positive factor for the end users.
Older robots such the PUMA series has DC servo motors, but the controllers that powered the servos were always AC not DC. As long as the power is steady and clean the source does not matter.
We are a company from Russia whose profile is in providing repair of mechanical and electrical tools components, CNC system modernization. At the present moment we are looking to invest in Industrial Robots because it is necessary to use them in some of our current projects. We are interested in buying several new or used anthropomorphous robots and would welcome further discussions with you on working together. The requirement specifications already exist. We are also open to discussing cooperation agreements as well as publicity of your company in Russia. At the moment we are looking for anthropomorphous robots for machine working that having at least load capacity -60 kg, positional accuracy 00,2-00,5??, controlled articulation -6, outside line axes -3. If you do not produce that kind of robots please let us know who is.
Staubli makes a variety of 6 Axis and 4 axis arms in various sizes. We recently open an office in Saint Petersburg, Russia. You can contact them at +7 812 3344630 The Address is Stäubli Russia / ??? «??????? ???» 196210 ?????? ?????-????????? ??.????????? ?.8?
I'm writting a PhD article about industrial robots. Can you give me some information what certificates (documents, standards, etc.) robots should have for being sold in Sweden and Germany? Is there a general document for the whole EU? Or maybe each country needs different certificate? Thank You, Lukasz (Poland)
Here is a partial list of "norms" for the EU Machinery Directive 1998/37/CE which became now 2006/42/CE: - NF EN ISO 10218-1 Sept 2006 - EN 954-1 (= ISO 13849-1:1999). - EN ISO 13849-1:2008 - NF EN 60204-1 Safety - Electrical aspects9 Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/CE: - NF EN 60204-1 Safety - Electrical aspects EMC Directive 2004/108/CE: - NF EN 61000-6-4 Emission - NF EN 61000-6-2 Immunity Also keep in mind robots are generally considered a "partial" or "quasi" machine. certifications, such as CE marks, are for the complete robot cell, not just the robot arm (the arms maybe marked as EC compliant for things like EN 61000 - 2 and -4)
I have been tasked with producing a procedure for "extracting a human that is pinned by a robot." Is there a best practice for this procedure? Anyone have guidelines or procedures that they are willing to share? Thank you Bob
Most Staubli robot arms, as well as arms made by other companies, have a brake release selector switch and push button on the arm that can be used to release the brake on any single joint so that it can be moved by hand. A few models, such as our new Striclean arms, have the manual brake controls on a separate pendant which is typical attached outside of the robot enclosure.
Apparently there is a belief that only robots compliant with 15.06 2012 may be installed in new or upgraded cells in 2016. I am looking for a concise statement stating that as-manufactured robots compliant with the 1996 standard may be installed in new and upgraded cells in 2016—provided that the rest of the system meets the requirements of the 2012 standard. Please include reference to your credentials. Thanks.
ANSI/RIA TR R15.506-2014 is a technical report that supplements ANSI/R15.06. It addresses the applicability of ANSI/R15.06-2012 for existing industrial robot applications. There are several different scenarios covered in the supplement. A new robot going into an existing cell or an existing robot going into a new cell must meet R15.06-2012, the current standard. Refurbished or repaired robots going into existing cell, or existing robots being used with a modified cell some times can follow the older -1996 standard but in some cases a risk assessment may require additional safety measures. I believe the technical reports can be downloaded free of charge from several sources including the RIA and the ANSI web sites.
RIA R15.06-2012 Part 2 5.10.7 references ISO13857 Annex C. This annex does not exist in the current document from the 2008 literature. Can you please provide guidance regarding the stated reference? Thank you,
Shawn, the reference to annex C refers to Annex C of the R15.06-2012 part 2. You should use the Annex C as well as ISO 13857. "(see ISO 13857 for partial body entry AND Annex C)"
Are there any "grandfather clauses" regarding robot guarding, integration, or risk assessment for industrial robots? If so, where is this information?
In general robot cells must comply with the safety standards that were in effect when the cell was build. RIA TR R15.506-2014 provides guidance on this issue. there have been a few exceptions to this in the past, but it is rare.
When did RIA or ANSI first implement the requirement for a Risk Assessment industrial robots in the US?
A risk analysis has always been recommend. In RIA 15.06-2012 this was changed to "the integrator shall perform a risk assessment" in part 2, section 4.3.1. RIA TR R15.306 offers a risk assessment methodology.
When training a new robot tech, we have 2 employees inside the work area. One has the pendant, in teach mode and the other is around them learning. My question is,"Does the other employee need a deadman switch?" Same thing with Maintenance personnel, "Do we need a deadman for each one in the cell?"
If the arm is moving under power in manual mode than everyone in the cell needs a deadman switch in their hand. ANSI RIA R15.06 and ISO 10218 part II section 5.3.15 "When more than one person is required to be protected within the safeguarded space, an enabling device shall be provided to each person"
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.
Hello, To exchange simple data like coordinates from your PC to the CS8C controller the easiest way would be to create a TCP server socket on the controller and as TCP Client socket in your C application. In the VAL3 application on the CS8C controller you can use the sioGet instruction to read the bytes of data from the socket. Staubli has an office in Taiwan you can reach them at +886 4 2305 0676 for more assistance.