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I'm currently 2 semesters away from getting my certificate in Robotics and Automation, and am curious as to what are the best first steps to take in starting my career? The interview and hiring process, and any advice that you can give to someone looking for entry level at my current experience level, which is still actively studying, but no experience in the industry.

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We are looking for 5 top Integrators for design of CMT welding cell. It is welding Aluminum plates. The box design weighs about 2000 lbs. We work at a large Semiconductor equipment company

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We are developing an AI application for an agricultural robot to automate certain greenhouse plant maintenance operations and are looking for a partner interested in participating in the development. Do you have any suggestions how we proceed?

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We have several robotic palletizing cells. Each cell has a variety of case sizes that are being brought into the cell by roller conveyor. Some of our cases are large so the openings through the perimeter fencing are large enough for a person to crawl through if they got onto the in-feed conveyor. According to ANSI/RIA R15.06 - 2012 is there a safety standard that dictates what level of safety we need to have at these in-feed openings?

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Hello, In R15.06-2012, it states that there is a maximum height a barrier can be above adjacent walking areas is 7". This is to ensure that no one can come in contact with the equipment inside. In applications where there could be large build ups of combustible dust or require routine cleaning of the area, is there a different height/ acceptable alternative to the 7"? Currently there is an installation which the eentire robot system is shutdown in order to clean the area due to the height of the guarding. This dramatically hinders production and could potentially cause employees to attempt to defeat the guarding to maintain the equipment. Thank you for your help

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Spent yesterday putting together 30 spider robots with Hitl Scouts(common walking toy you see blue body, gray legs). Expected failures, but got thrown for a loop when I handful of the kids had a different wiring design. Rather than one black and one red wire to connect to the terminals they had red, black, and two yellow. I got thrown into this with one days notice, so I have not even built one. When we had the expected robots that would not work, I traced most of the problems to misaligned gears. However, we did not know what to do with that yellow wire, and I could not find anything online while we were at the site. Found one online video assembly that had the yellow wires, but fast forward through the wiring… I’m trying to slow it down now. Can you help me with this, so maybe some of these girls will have robots that actually move?

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To whom should we speak about the safety standards, certifications, performance tests, etc. for LiDAR?

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We have a fusion arc 180 L welder that runs nicely in training mode but will not run in regular production mode.

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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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