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Sir or Madam, In using the ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 to maintain compliance I am constantly running into references to other documents. There is no explanation of the standard just a general "shall be consistent with or meet the requirements of (fill in the blank other standard). In each case, these documents are available at a significant cost. What is the purpose of assembling an all-inclusive guideline for robot integrators if all it does is point me to other documents. Very frustrating.

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I am looking for several spray booth integrators to design, build , and install a automated high volume spray booth. I need several integrators so I can get different opinions and quotes. I will be spraying Teflon on baking pans using a monorail system. Thank you David Bundy

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We have an OTC power supply welbee 500 with a Fanuc arm. We are not able to adjust the burn back to allow adequate wire at the contact tip to prevent blowing tips. We are working with 4043 x.047 wire. We welcome any advice.

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I am looking for a manufacturer/supplier that sells tool cribs for robot End Of Arm Tools (EOATs). I am looking to acquire 2 identical cribs that will each hold 1 EOAT, and can be mounted on a plate which is then mounted to a table-top. Any suggestions or recommendations on where I would be able to purchase or search for such a tool crib?

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I have a robot cell with a large steel structure inside of it. The robot's workspace is inside of this structure. Access to one side of the structure is needed very rarely (maybe once a year) for maintenance on different parts of the structure. We have put "drop-n-lock" style fencing (requires a tool to lock and unlock the panels) with no movable panels (gates, etc..) on this side. Access to this area is only possible if fence panel(s) are removed. If maintenance/repair is needed, the operator will need to remove a panel (using a tool) to gain access. Is the fact that a tool is needed to do this sufficient? or do the panels that are deemed "removable" for maintenance need to be interlocked?

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I am working on safety for input conveyor where operator will feed parts and it will index one position at a time. Position where robot picks the part is inside the fence and I do have light curtain on loading side of conveyor at appropriate distance from robot (1.5 m) gripper but not so far from loading point (500mm). But there are some pinch point at loading side. So will operator process start button with combination of that light curtain would be considered safe enough? That operator run bar has process start confirmation, ESTOP and reset.

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I am currently carrying out an school assignment at a production company. Products that they make are currently assembled manually. The company supplies many different variants of a product. I have to say which product is eligible for automatic assembly and why. This I did based on production volume and the difficulty of the assembly operations. Are there any other factors that I have to take into account?

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I want to create a robots which works based on sound. The main goal of the project is the robot can pick a object (based on computer vision) and check the sound of that object and classify it as good/bad based on sound classification and put that object in the corresponding trays. I have done the sound classification and image recognition by using deep learning. But my problem is how to integrate these things to a robot. If anybody has ideas about this could you please share to gkarthikeya807@gmail.com

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What robots can be used for chemical mixing in college chemistry lab?

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If a Safety Professional wanted to up his knowledge of the safety protocols and opportunities in implementing a robot what would be the best course for training? Any suggestions? Also, incorporate some of the technical side?

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Hi there, We are based in Toronto, ON, Canada and are looking for a consultant/engineer to work with on programming a robotic arm for a manufacturing process. We are not looking for a hardware supplier or robotics provider at this stage. Can you suggest any companies in the Greater Toronto Area or in Ontario that might be able to help us.

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Is there a governing authority such as OSHA that specifies the need to have hard stops for the industrial robots used in a manufacturing facility?

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What is the definition of robot?

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We have a yaskawa dx200 with a large servo 4 x gun for some reason during the spot move the gun moves very slow . I tried moving to the spot move and interlock 8 or pressure and modify enter and this doesn't seem to work

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Does your association have a relationship with the FIRST® Robotics Organization? Our middle school robotics teams are interested in collaborating with industry professionals for the purpose of creating a legacy for our public school robotics program. We are always searching for opportunities in that will connect experts with our students to promote STEM, robotics, and learning Thank you for any contacts you may have.

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In defining he restricted space of the robot (per R15.06, Part 2, 5.4.2 and 5.4.3), are the user-defined operating parameters in the control software consider the "safety-rated soft axis and space limiting". There is no safety plc monitoring these software limits.

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I have a new facility located in Indiana that is subject to ANSI R15.06-2012. I am curious if there is a company somewhere out there that could do an on site audit or "Gap Analysis" from a safety perspective to verify compliance with the standard and identify any shortcomings we may have. The intent is to use this as an internal document as a guide to ensure compliance.

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Where can I find consultant to evaluate a RIA assessment risk for project with robotic arms (ABB or FANUC tbd)?

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I am using small robot to teach employees how to program robots. The robot has had the auto run setting removed and will/can only be used in manual mode with the teach pendant. I am trying to figure out what other protections might be required. I am l leaning toward a fixed barrier guard enclosure with just a warning line at the entry area. In addition, employees will be trained that only a single employee can be in the enclosure. It doesn't seem logical to require a light curtain or gate at the entry since the robot is permanently in slow speed teach mode. Any advice?

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Are retractable belt fences commonly used anywhere in the world, in industry or in academia, as safety fencing for industrial robotic cells?

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