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I have a question relating to minimum gaps for non-collaborative robots. I don't see any specific provisions in R15.06 that require a minimum gap between the robot and perimeter fencing. The only real reference to minimum gaps I could find was "Minimum gaps to prevent crushing comply with ISO 13854," but there is no specific requirement that crushing be prevented though any specific means. For a example, it is not uncommon for there to be a situation where there is no minimum gap, presence sensing is prohibitively difficult or expensive, and therefore procedural controls are put in place (e.g. visually clear the cell) to prevent crushing. So, I guess my question is twofold: 1) How do other people assess the risk of crushing between robot and perimeter fencing? and 2) are there any significant requirements in R15.06 that i'm missing?

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Is there a minimum safe access opening dimension (i.e. interlocked door) for a robotic cell? This opening is used for maintenance of the robot and/or machine it is tending.

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My OTC Almega welding robot using an OTC DA300P power supply unit will feed the welding wire in manual but will not feed it in auto mode.

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What resolutions/accuracy's are available for you force sensors?

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Hello, I am proposing an overhead gantry style Cartesian robot (3 axes of travel) to depalletize 3 sections sequentially, each containing a pallet of boxes. The entire opening is supervised by a light curtain. The customer wants the ability to enter 1 of the 3 pallet areas and be able to change out an empty pallet for a full one without stopping the machine. This is an obvious "no-no" being that humans shouldn't be allowed to enter an automated cell with moving equipment. Is there any documentation that supports my case?

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We are trying to find ways to make it easier for maintenance personnel to utilize multiple enabling devices. Right now, we seem to either have the option of using detachable enabling devices (which is detected by our control system), or to use enabling devices with really long cables that can reach across the cell. The problem with the detachable option, is that the extra required step of plugging them in massively reduces how frequently they are used. The perfect solution in my mind would be wireless enabling devices. Do these exist? If not, what ways have other people solved this problem?

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Are there robots on ships?

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Please offer clarification on point 5.5.3. The definition of hazard zone is in question. We have examined the robot motion and the interaction with product and agreed that the hazard is at this interface. A DCS zone is defined as well - this is not at the position where the robot interfaces with the product but at some distance away. This allows the robot to function without hitting this soft limit. The measurement for risk analysis was made to the interface point - as we understand to be the hazard. Can you please offer clarification on the term 'hazard zone'. Further to the question for safeguarding material flow in 5.10.7. This directs us to ISO 13857 as well as Annex C. There is no recommended safe distance provided for openings larger than 120mm and reaching through an opening. Please advise.

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I am looking for integrators who do work in IML Labeling (pick and place?). Placing labels on a mold surface of a blow molding or injection molding machine.

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How can I lease or time share a collaborative robot?

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We have a few EX series robots. We replaced the encoder batteries the other day. On one of the units we get an encoder battery error message when trying to put into teach. Batteries show 3.6 volts each. What could be wrong?

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Where can I find a Stop Distance Measuring Device that will work for industrial robots?

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What is the current state of goods to robot piece picking? Our application would be to pick a variety of inner packs from a supply tub into a tote being shipped to our customers. I've seen a variety of companies showcasing delta robots at material handling shows. But is anyone actively using this technology to pick orders?

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Dears, My name is Albert Gili, I am a journalist and I work in a quiz show for the Spanish television called ‘BOOM’, produced by Endemol. My job consists in writing the questions and checking if they are correct and well formulated, in order to be as precise as possible and make sure we don’t spread wrong information. Sometimes, to do this work, I need to contact to some experts, such as you, in this case. THE WORD'ROBOT' WAS FIRST USED IN THE... A THEATER PLAY THE MANUAL OF A WASHING MACHINE A COMMUNIST TREATY THE SPEECH OF A NOBEL AN ADVERTISING AD A DA VINCI NOTEBOOK A ROMANTIC NOVEL A DECLARATION OF WAR We believe that the only correct answer is A THEATER PLAY and the rest of the options are false. Would that be correct? Thank you, in advance, for your time and help. Sincerely,

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RIA R15.06-2012 Part 2 5.10.7 references ISO13857 Annex C. This annex does not exist in the current document from the 2008 literature. Can you please provide guidance regarding the stated reference? Thank you,

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I have on OTC AX controller and I am not familiar with arc welding with it. I need to change a weld to a linear weave. Do I leave the original AS and insert weave condition under AS? And WE above AE?

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Hello, what are the GPA, or course requirements a high school student in 10th grade would need to become a robotic engineer. I want to build robotic arms for veterans in need. Thanks!

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Fanuc robot keeps traveling to far back on a axis an crashes

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Purchased Items Fanuc SIT Touch Sensing (RTL-J536-AT Fanuc Seam Tracking Welding (RTL-TAST-AT) Constant Path Software (RTL-R663) RJ3iC Controller(165 kg CAP 2655 mm reach Lincoln Power Wave 455M(Welder) Lincoln Wire Feeder(10R)K 1780-3 Tregaskiss Torch Cleaner All needed cables There are not a lot of (new replicated parts) that need hard facing but many that come back need build up with weld and machined back down, then go back on robot for hardfacing. the problem I have is, it would take to long to teach each part because it would not be the same wear on item. so is there software out there that can 3d scan an object, put into program to outline points of welding?

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What are the 10 largest manufacturers, 10 largest sellers and 10 largest users of industrial robotics? Any information would help. Thanks,

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