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Industrial Robotics Tech Papers Resource

Peripherals: Safety

Technical Report - On Safe Paths

POSTED: 05/02/2019

The RSL 400 safety laser scanner not only ensures that

5 RTOS Performance Compared on EtherCAT Master – IntervalZero’s RTX/RTX64 Stands Out

by Terri Hawker, Vice President Product Management

POSTED: 03/29/2018

The KINGSTAR Soft Motion platform supports multiple industry-leading EtherCAT Masters to guarantee that devices from different manufacturers can work together seamlessly. The centralized controller architecture provided by an EtherCAT Master ensures all of the benefits of EtherCAT technology, like real-time operations, short cycle times, and maximum performance for minimal expense. 5

ISO/TS 15066 Explained

POSTED: 05/25/2016

ISO/TS 15066, the world's first specifications of safety requirements for collaborative robot applications, is here at last. It's been a long journey for the ISO committee containing members from 24 participating countries, including representatives from leading collaborative robot manufacturers, who began work on ISO/TS 15066 back in 2010. Designed to supplement the

Not a hair out of place, even at 100 miles.

POSTED: 09/06/2013

With the AIRCAP®, Mercedes-Benz offers for its E-Class Convertible an automatic draft stop that can be activated at the push of a button, thus greatly reducing turbulence in the interior. Actuated is the AIRCAP® by a maxon drive system. The

Robust VFD Solutions to Meet Industry Standards

by LAPP USA, Marketing

POSTED: 07/19/2012

VFDs – also commonly referred to as Adjustable or Variable Speed Drives – improve the efficiency of motor-driven  equipment and allow for accurate continuous control over a wide range of operating speeds. The VFD market is continually expanding on an ever increasing scale to help support the highly

Understand Connector Selection to Avoid Downtime

by LAPP North America, Marketing

POSTED: 07/19/2012

A typical manufacturing plant today will have thousands, or even many thousands, of electrical connections on both fixed equipment and moving machines. And it’s just a matter of time before some of those connections fail or wear out, bringing production machines to a dead stop. One way to minimize this

The Importance of Oil Resistant Cable

by LAPP USA, Marketing

POSTED: 07/19/2012

Of all the chemical exposures that can affect the life and performance of electrical cables, oil is one of the most    damaging. Used as a coolant and lubricant in many industrial and infrastructure settings, oil can inflict molecular damage on the polymers used for cable insulation and jacketing. If ignored,

NFPA 79 (New 2018) Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery

by LAPP USA, Marketing

POSTED: 07/19/2012

It is important to be aware that the new electrical standard for industrial machinery is covered in both the NFPA 70 and NFPA 79.   NFPA 70 - The National Electrical Code (NEC) is a standard, which covers the installation of electrical conductors, equipment, and raceways; signaling and communication conductors, equipment, and raceways; and

Safety Mats

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Presence sensing mats combined with a safety mat controller improve productivity while providing access guarding. Less downtime occurs because it is not necessary to set up or remove mechanical safety barriers during operation and maintenance. Presence sensing mats and controls are used where perimeter access guarding is required, such as around

Choice of Protective Measures

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 When a risk assessment shows that a machine or process carries a risk of injury the hazard must be eliminated or contained. How this is done will depend on the nature of the machine and the hazard. In basic terms this means preventing any access to the relevant parts while


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