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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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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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I wanna be a robot engineer which book here is best to buy right now?. Probabilistic robotics Introduction to Autonomous mobile Robots Modern Robotics: Mechanics, planning, and control You can suggest me another book too or course.

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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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