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My robot is mounted to the top of a machine, parts are being picked/dropped to a conveyor approximately 8ft from ground. Question how high must my guarding be around the Robot and do I have to extend my guarding around my conveyor pickup and putdown points?

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I am working on a academic project which is mainly concerned with the robotics industry - as I am a Brazilian citizen I'll be mainly focusing on this specific market, but will also mention key facts/numbers on Latin America as well. I have been finding it quite difficult to find reports on academic databases - Any suggestions on where to get relevant info on the industry, please?

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We have a Fanuc robot that uses 16 I/O wires and 3 power wires that go from the electrical box to the end effector. The cable twists around so much that we are constantly repairing the cable. Are there any wireless solutions to this problem?

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Is there a specification on the which type of materials are approved for guarding panels around robot cells? We typically use polycarbonate material. Is perspex material acceptable?

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In an existing robotic cell (installed new in 2004), if one is not changing the function of the cell, just speeding up the robot motions to handle more infeed product, is a risk analysis required?

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The Introduction to R15.06-2012 states "installations changed subsequent to the publication of this edition are subject to the requirements of this edition". How is 'changed' defined in this context that would require updating to the 2012 standard?

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A robotics material handling system was quoted without barriers or electronic sensing devices on the conveyor infeed end. Barrier guarding is around 3 sides of the cell but there is nothing to keep someone from "surfing" the conveyor on the open end to the hazard. What section of R15.06-2012 can I cite to my management to justify the addition of a laser scanner or another ESPE somewhere along the conveyors to allow loading of pallets but not bodies?

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What are leading Risk Assessment Tools being used by Integrators?

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Clause 5.4.2 of ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 states that "The restricted space shall be within the safeguarded space..." and "The perimeter safeguards shall not be installed closer to the hazard than the restricted space." Is it acceptable to use soft limits or cubic interference zones as limiting devices to define the restricted space of the robot in order to meet this requirement? What are some other options for defining restricted space other than hard stops?

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Looking for integrator in Cleveland, Ohio area for SCARA robot inspection / packing application

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I'm planning to get my Master degree in industrial design. Just wondering if my field of study is related enough to change my path to robotics later on? Thanks

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My husband owns an industrial system integration company in China. We are looking for a Germany industrial robot decelerators supplier to be our partner. Would appreciate if any of you could provide to me any supplier information and contacts.

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I have a question concerning a safety fence product. The Husky Wire and Rack, Machine Guarding / Matrix Guarding advertises that it is OHSA compliant. Is this product RIA compliant?

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I understand that under the 2012 standard, the risk assessment is mandatory. Is there a required or preferred methodology for the risk assessment? Can the integrator use the same methodology as before (1999)?

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What safety sign(s) are necessary on the access gates into the safeguarded area? Is there a code that spells out the elemants for this sign?

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Good Morning, I need a company that can help me with the development of an inspection quality system. Thank you

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Are there any machining or welding jobs available in the actual manufacturing of industrial robots? Is that work outsourced or done in house? How about non-destructive testing, do the manufacturers do that in house or is it done by 3rd party companies? I have been searching the web, but I don't see a lot of information about the role of traditional manufacturing and inspection processes in the robotics field. How are the robots that build things, themselves built? I am very curious about this, any links or information would be appreciated. Thanks.

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I have a machine where we use a KUKA robot to exchange a tape application heads from storage stands to the machine. This robot has the SafeOperation feature installed. Most of the cell has a hard guard except for an area between the cell and the machine, where the machine operators must regularly pass through. This area is protected with a floor scanner. My first issue is trying to verify the safe distance calculations. I have KUKA's published stopping times but do I use the worst time for 1 axis for these calculations? At what point in the move profile do I use as the baseline for implementing this distance? The highest velocity or farthest reach? The second issue I have is I would like to use a warning zone on the scanner to slow the robot (using the SafeOperation settings) to 250mm/s. Do I use the original safe distance calculations to determine the limits of this warning zone?

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I am using a Fanuc 120I with a servo torch and a Lincoln 455 Powerwave for .035" aluminum wire and we cannot get it to stop burning tips very often. The welds look great but it burns the tip at the start of the weld quite often. What causes this?

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Are there any safety guidelines in the RIA specifications regarding 2 people being in a robot cell while teaching?

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