Robot safety standard approved, safety conference planned

09/10/2007


Ann Arbor, MI — The

Robotic Industries Association (RIA)

has recently updated its safety standards. Approved by ANSI (American National Institute of Standards) last month,

Experts will highlight these new requirements during the National Robot Safety Conference XIX (Oct. 1-4, Monday through Thursday) at the Marriott Center East in Indianapolis. Topics include how the standard affects the manufacture of new robots, user impact, and ramifications on older applications, as well as how the information differs from ANSI/RIA R15.06-1999 and related compliance implications.

The Safety Conference also offers single- or half-day workshops on Monday and Thursday, a two-day main conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, and a tabletop trade fair on Tuesday.

Sponsors include ABB Inc.; Fanuc Robotics America; Kawasaki Robotics (USA) Inc.; Motoman Inc.; Nachi Robotics; Pilz Automation Safety LP; Sick, Inc.; and Siemens Energy & Automation.

—Edited by Barb Axelson, contributing editor
Control Engineering Daily News
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