October 10-12, 2017
Omni William Penn Hotel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
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About the Conference

Robot sales are at an all-time high and robot safety is of paramount importance in automation planning. The RIA National Robot Safety Conference will offer conference sessions and workshops that examine key issues in robot safety and provide an in-depth overview of current industry standards.

New NRSC Content in 2017

  • NEW!  A session on cybersecurity and robot safety
  • NEW!  More User Panels!  Traditional, Collaborative, and Mobile
  • NEW!  Day 3 Track especially for EHS Professionals

Sharpen Your Safety Standards Acumen

  • In-depth overview of the industrial robot standard ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 (ISO 10218-1,2:2011)
  • A review of other ANSI and ISO standards that pertain to robots and industrial automation
  • Collaborative robot safety considerations, including information on TR 606 (ISO TS 15066)

Enhance Your Technical Know-How

  • How to select the proper safeguards for your robot cell
  • Functional safety and safety circuit design
  • Risk Assessment

Benefit From the Experience of Others

  • Users' perspectives on robot safety – for Traditional, Collaborative, and Mobile Robot Systems

Knowledge is the Ultimate Competitive Advantage: Profit from the latest robot safety insights to optimally plan, leverage & protect your investment.

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Why Attend

Sharpen Your Competetive Edge
Attending NRSC empowers you with the most current safety insight and connections to develop winning strategies and your competitive edge.

  • Benefit from what’s new in robot safety. 
  • Connect with safety professionals and leaders in the automation industry.
  • Learn about collaborative robots in industries like medical device manufacturing.
  • Expand your knowledge and understanding of the latest trends in robot safety, new safety standards, and the new collaborative robots technical report.

Knowledge is the Ultimate Competitive Advantage. Stay Sharp.

“I still benefit almost weekly from what I learned during the National Robot Safety Conference. It was really worth the trip, even coming all the way from Germany!”
Dr. Christoph Hofmann
Safety Management & Innovation at SICK AG

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See Who's Speaking

Who Should Attend

The 2017 RIA National Robot Safety Conference welcomes:

  • Engineers
  • Robot system integrators
  • Technicians
  • Industrial safety professionals
  • Educators
  • Environmental, Health & Safety professionals
  • And other manufacturing automation professionals.
  • Aerospace
  • Assembly
  • Automotive
  • Electronics
  • Packaging
  • Semiconductor

Gain valuable insight on robot safety and industrial machine and robot standards.

Conference sessions and workshops will focus on current ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 industrial robot safety standards as well as other ANSI and ISO standards that pertain to robots and industrial automation.

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Agenda

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Breakfast & Registration
8:00 AM – 8:15 AM

Conference Introduction and Welcome
Carole Franklin, Robobtic Industries Association (RIA)

Carole Franklin

Carole Franklin

Robotic Industries Association (RIA)

8:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Standards Bingo (Introduction to Robotics Standards and other related standards)
Carole Franklin, Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Carole Franklin

Carole Franklin

Robotic Industries Association (RIA)

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Safety Professionals: What You Need to Know About Robotics & Safety
Carla Silver, Merck
Carla Silver

Carla Silver

Merck

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Robotics System Integrators: What You Need to Know About Robotics & Safety
Craig Salvalaggio, Applied Manufacturing Technologies
Gerd Walter, Creative Automation, Inc.
Craig Salvalaggio

Craig Salvalaggio

Applied Manufacturing Technologies

Gerd Walter

Gerd Walter

Creative Automation, Inc.

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Break
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Introduction to Traditional Industrial Robot Safety: R15.06
Todd Dickey, Honda Engineering North America
Todd Dickey

Todd Dickey

Honda Engineering North America

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Industrial Mobile Robots Safety Standard Update
Michael Gerstenberger, Chair, R15.08 Subcommittee on Industrial Mobile Robot Safety
Michael Gerstenberger

Michael Gerstenberger, Chair

R15.08 Subcommittee on Industrial Mobile Robot Safety

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Robot Safety Case Study: Multi-Robot Work Cell-Automotive Engine Block Aluminum Casting
Marvin Winrich, Rockwell Automation
Marvin Winrich

Marvin Winrich

Rockwell Automation

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Networking Lunch
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Introduction to Collaborative Robot Safety: 15066/TR 606
Roberta Nelson Shea, Universal Robots A/S
Roberta Nelson Shea

Roberta Nelson Shea

Universal Robots A/S

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Getting to Know the RIA Technical Reports
Jeff Fryman, JDF Consulting Enterprises, Ltd.
Jeff Fryman

Jeff Fryman

JDF Consulting Enterprises, Ltd.

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Education and Workforce Development: A Perspective from the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM)
Rebecca Hartley, ARM Institute
Steve Catt, ARM Institute

Rebecca Hartley

ARM Institute

Steve Catt

ARM Institute

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Break
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
User Panel: Traditional Robot Systems
Gail Dyer, Corning
Mark Lewandowski, Procter & Gamble
Todd Dickey, Honda Engineering North America, Inc.

Gail Dyer

Corning

Mark Lewandowski

Procter & Gamble

 

Todd Dickey

Honda Engineering North America, Inc.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
An OSHA Perspective
Christopher Robinson, CSP, US Department of Labor - OSHA
Christopher Robinson, CSP

Christopher Robinson, CSP

US Department of Labor - OSHA

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Registration

Join us at this important robot safety event as we discuss in-depth the latest industry standards, including ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012. You'll want to hear the industry experts discuss how to identify tasks and hazards, and how to install safeguards. You'll also want to gain insight from users who'll share real-life experiences. You can check out the full day's Agenda here.  

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Hotel Information

Omni William Penn HotelThe National Robot Safety Conference will be held at the Omni William Penn Hotel.

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
(412) 281-7100

Please click the link to make your reservation. Or guests can call the Hotel at (800) 843-6664 and reference the “RIA National Robot Safety Conference.”

Room rate cut-off: September 25, 2017
Deluxe Room: $175 + tax/night
Premier Room: $195 + tax/night

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SPEAKERS
Aleš Vysocký Aleš Vysocký
Student
VSB-Technical University of Ostrava & SKODA AUTO a.s.
Bill Moellenkamp
Advanced Manufacturing Engineer – Automation
Crown Equipment Corporation
Bob Bollinger Bob Bollinger
Beauty Sector Robotics Section Head
Procter & Gamble
Brian Carlisle Brian Carlisle
CEO
Precise Automation
Bruce Main Bruce Main
President
Design Safety Engineering, Inc.
Carla Silver Carla Silver
Safety/IH Specialist
Merck
Carole Franklin Carole Franklin
Director of Standards Development
RIA
Chris O’Brien Chris O’Brien
Partner, Executive Vice President
exida Consulting LLC
Chris Soranno Chris Soranno
Safety Standards & Competence Manager
SICK, Inc.
Christopher Robinson, CSP Christopher Robinson, CSP
Area Director
US Department of Labor - OSHA
Craig Salvalaggio Craig Salvalaggio
Vice President, Engineering
Applied Manufacturing Technologies
David Bergman David Bergman
Senior Engineer, Collaborative Robot Process Development
Terumo BCT
Dr. Hongwei Hsiao, Ph.D. Dr. Hongwei Hsiao, Ph.D.
Chief, Protective Technology Branch
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Dr. John J. Sammarco, Ph.D. Dr. John J. Sammarco, Ph.D.
Principal Research Engineer
NIOSH Pittsburgh Mining Research Division
Dr. Rebecca Hartley, Ph.D. Dr. Rebecca Hartley, Ph.D.
Chief Workforce Officer
Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute
Dr. Scott Earnest, Ph.D. Dr. Scott Earnest, Ph.D.
Deputy Director
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Elena Dominguez Elena Dominguez
Safety Consultant
Pilz Automation Safety
Frank Schrever Frank Schrever
Managing Director
Machine Safety by Design Pty Ltd.
Gail Dyer Gail Dyer
Automation Controls Engineer
Corning Incorporated
Gerd Walter Gerd Walter
President and COO
Creative Automation, Inc.
Heinz Knackstedt Heinz Knackstedt
Safety Specialist
C&E sales, inc.
Jeff Fryman Jeff Fryman
Principal Consultant
JDF Consulting Enterprises, Ltd.
Jeff Pratt Jeff Pratt
Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineer
Crown Equipment Corporation
Jeremy Marvel
Computer Scientist
U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology
Kristofor Schuett
Senior SEHS Coordinator
Terumo BCT
Mark Lewandowski Mark Lewandowski
Global Engineering Robotics Innovation Leader
Procter & Gamble
Marvin Winrich Marvin Winrich
Safety Consultant
Rockwell Automation
Michael Gerstenberger Michael Gerstenberger
Chair
R15.08 Subcommittee on Industrial Mobile Robot Safety
Michael Medoff Michael Medoff
Senior Safety Engineer
exida Consulting
Michael Wagner Michael Wagner
CEO
Edge Case Research
Mike DeRosier Mike DeRosier
Engineering Services Manager
Schmersal
Mitchell Weiss Mitchell Weiss
Chief Technology Officer
Seegrid
Nathaniel Cole Nathaniel Cole
Practice Manager - Cybersecurity Testing
OpenSky Corporation, a TUV Company
Otto Görnemann Otto Görnemann
Manager Machinery Safety – Standards and Regulations
SICK AG
Rob Kuchta
Distribution Systems Manager
Giant Eagle Inc.
Roberta Nelson Shea Roberta Nelson Shea
Global Technical Compliance Officer
Universal Robots
Stephen Catt, Ed.D. Stephen Catt, Ed.D.
Deputy Director of Education and Workforce Development
Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute
Tina Hull Tina Hull
Product Engineer – Safety
Omron Automation
Todd Dickey Todd Dickey
Engineering Coordinator
Honda Engineering North America, Inc.
Troy Uahinui Troy Uahinui
Senior Engineer
Toyota Motor North America