Robotic safety conference, Oct. 14-16
The 25th National Robot Safety Conference, which will be held from October 14-16, 2013 in Indianapolis, will focus on the first update to the American National Safety Standard since 1999.
The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) is hosting its 25th National Robot Safety Conference, Oct. 14-16, 2013, at the Marriott East Hotel in Indianapolis, IN. The Conference focuses on the new American National Robot Safety Standard (ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012), the first update to the standard since 1999.
Developed by RIA, the new standard is now harmonized with the International ISO 10218:2011 standard for robot manufacturers and integrators. Key issues to be addressed include risk assessment, machine safety controls, practical industrial robot safety, robot user case studies, and a primer on functional safety. A special exhibitor expo featuring leading robot safety products will be held on October 15.
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