The Director of Safety Consulting at Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) inaugurated the National Robot Safety Conference for the year 2011.
Roberta Nelson Shea inaugurated the conference with the introduction of the ANSI RIA R15.06 Robot Safety Standard draft. The newly introduced standard incorporates the ISO standards for robots and related systems (ISO 10218-1 and -2). The draft of the new ANSI RIA standard is being developed in conjunction with CSA. Therefore, the new standard will be compatible with the ISO, CSA and ANSI requirements.
Nelson Shea explained that the draft of the new standard incorporates user requirements along with the ISO standards as ISO standards typically cater to the supplier requirements. Apart from the introduction of the new standard, Shea conducted a workshop titled ‘Evaluating Robot System Design’. Around 40 people attended the conference, which enables them to understand various safety concepts in robotics, automation and integrated manufacturing systems. The participants were engaged in discussions revolving around the ISO, USA and CSA machinery safety standards.
AMT is one of the top suppliers of engineering and consulting services for automation and manufacturing industries. Some of the services offered by the company include simulation, programing assistance and design and installation guidance.