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Is there a subdivision within the Robotic Industries Association specifically for pharmacy automation? Or a separate industry association dedicated to that field?

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I have a question regarding perimeter safeguarding, or fencing. I remember in previous standard, that the requirement was to have 18" from the perimeter safeguarding to the programmed path of the robot in T1 APV. I don't see a similar requirement in the 2012 standard. What I do see is that it states that the perimeter safeguarding cannot be installed closer than the restricted space (5.4.2). Also, it states that perimeter safeguarding can the limiting device if it meets 5.4.3. Note 4 states that it can only be so if it does not have any hazardous deformations to the guard. So my questions are this: Is there something still in existence that looks at this from a T1 aspect of things and stipulates how far the fence needs to be from the operating space? Also, If I build my fencing to withstand a full force collision without hazardous deformation, can the fencing then be the restricted space? Thanks.

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Does ANSI require robots to be retrofit for the 2012 standard?

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I am finding nothing to solve my issue on any site or publication, maybe you can help. I have a screw running on a stepper motor and am trying to determine the distance for the Light Curtain or does it matter when using a Stepper motor as the stop is instantaneous? There is no 90 deg stop time like on a cam run machine or gear driven. I am writing up a Guarding program for my company and want to include this information. Any ideas?

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What segments make up the Industrial Robotics industry?

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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?

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I am talking with some R&D individuals that have developed a system to detect what the composition of an object is and they are looking at applications that could be used in manufacturing (if there is something living, human or animal, in the area the machine will shut down or stop but if the object is something like steel / wood / fabric that is used in the manufacturing process the machine will continue). They wanted to know if any type of safety guarding system exists or if they should move towards other applications if they are duplicating current technology. Basic question from them was if an operator was in the area the robot or machine would stop if he is in an area of injury but would continue once he is out of harms way even if he is still in the cell.

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I have a six axis robotic arm on a rail, and it is going into a specialized room with two doors. I have two laser safety scanners in the room (4 inches off the floor so anyone entering the room is detected) and the robot and rail stop. The robot can't reach either door. One scanner is on one side of the rail and covers the door. The other is on far side of the rail and there are no doors on that side of the robot. Am I in compliance with guarding specifications w/o interlocks on the doors? I can send pictures. 6 estops two outside the room 4 inside to stop.

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Hello, I have two reports to improve the contact tips selection in a GMAW welding process; these two reports made by different divisions (the parts they are welding are different, maybe also different parameters of welding) have opposite recommendations based on the durability of the contact tips. One report says that fronius tip is more durable than euroricambi, but in the other report says that euroricambi have better performance because the tip is made by extrusion and the fronius tip is made by sintered process. This is true? An extruded contact tip is better than a sintered contact tip? Or maybe it’s a combination of parameters than can cause this different behavior. Please let me know what you think. Thanks and regards.

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Per the standard, can a technician be inside the safety fence manually operating the robot in teach mode (slow)? Or does absolutely all robot movement have to be done while outside the fence and all gates closed?

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Where does the role of end user stop and integrator begin? How much can I change without assuming the role of integrator?

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I'm interested in automating my restaurant. Is there a company you can guide me to for the pizza industry?

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Is there a robotic operation system that can handle a robotic system by secure sign on and over the internet? The browser would be used to guide a camera.

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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.

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Frequently I must evaluate "pre-fabricated" robot cells that come to our facility from Japan and they often do not fully meet RIA and OSHA standards. My question is, I have received several such cells where the intent is to have two separate part load fixtures that are serviced by a single pedestal mounted robot that will be welding. There are light curtains that create to separate part load windows but nothing to prevent an operator from reaching through one window into the other side's fixture or into the robot working on the opposite fixture. Is DCS or similar work envelope limiting software adequate?

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I am installing a new robot on an injection molding machine that only has an SPi 12 interface. The controls on the machine will not support dual channel safety. How can install the robot and still be within standards?

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Is there a robotic application for superfinishing balls that rotate on the horizontal axis of a lathe so that a grinding cup can be applied to the ball surface? The axis of the cup would be perpendicular to the lathe axis, and the cup and its supporting mechanism would move thru an angle of about 120 deg in line with the lathe axis.

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Why do some robot manufacturers place the "Motor Power On" Light on the robot while others don't. Is there a standard that requires this light be mounted on the robot?

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Does a mobile self-propelled stretch wrapper fall under the category of robot as defined in ANSI-RIA R15.06? Or would it fall under the category of general machinery? Here are some examples of product available on the market: http://www.robopac.com/en-IT/products/Vertical_stretch_wrapping_machines/Self_propelled_Robots/robot_s6 http://handleitinc.com/stretch-wrap-machines/stretch-wrap-machine-options/robotic-semi-automatic-stretch-wrap-machine.html

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I would like to create a guard for a machine cell conveyor that enters and exits the cell. My thought is to use a tunnel around the conveyor to guard, but I cannot find any info on guidelines for doing this. Please help. similar to ria part 2 figure c.3

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