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  • A New Standard for Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) Safety October 30, 2020 10:56am

    Automated Guided Vehicles, or AGVs, are a type of industrial mobile robot platform that are designed to operate, at least in part, automatically with the assistance of a guidance system. When AGVs first emerged in the 1950’s they were guided by wires, first overhead then embedded into the floors of warehouses and factories. As technology advanced, these static routing systems became more adaptable as AGVs were developed with gyroscopic navigation, laser guidance, and computer programming.
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  • Simplifying Custom Robotic Cell Certifications September 18, 2020 8:45am

    The demand for custom robotic cells is growing as companies continue to integrate industrial robots into their processes for everything from assembly lines, to complex machining, to picking/packaging, to welding.
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  • Reglamento IATF 16949 Durante la Pandemia por Coronavirus September 17, 2020 10:00am

    Como respuesta a la pandemia del coronavirus, los organismos de normalización y reglamentación han tenido que reevaluar las condiciones en que pueden llevarse a cabo las auditorías y certificaciones de las empresas, reduciendo al mínimo el contacto directo entre los auditores y empleados de la empresa con el fin de mantener la seguridad de todos. Entre los esquemas de certificación genéricos como ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 o ISO 27001, se han establecido procedimientos de auditoria re...
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  • Rules for IATF 16949 During the Coronavirus Pandemic September 17, 2020 9:00am

    In order to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, standards and regulations bodies have had to reevaluate under what conditions corporate audits and certifications can take place, minimizing personal contact between auditors and the employees of the company to keep everyone safe. Some of the generic certification schemes such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 or ISO 27001 were open to remote audit procedures over the past few months. However, the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) did not...
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  • Industrial Applications and Safety September 11, 2020 9:45am

    These days, robotic cells can be found throughout production facilities. Robotic cells are used for automated material handling, warehouse or logistics automation, robotic welding, robotic assembly, robotic dispensing, and material processing. With so many applications, there are key safety and compliance issues manufacturers and their service providers should be aware of.
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  • Key Changes to the UL 1740 Standard September 4, 2020 9:30am

    The Fourth Edition of UL 1740 “Standard for Robots and Robotic Equipment” was released at the beginning of 2018. The publication of the revised edition marked a significant shift from RIA R15.06 (2012) to the latest edition of ISO 10218 (2011). As you can imagine, this meant a major re-write to the definitions and test specifications within UL 1740 to align with the international robotics standard. This shift will define the shape of the robotics industry for years to come.
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