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25th National Robot Safety Conference set for Indianapolis
New Safety Standard is Focus of October 14-16 Event

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) is hosting its 25th National Robot Safety Conference October 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.  “As robots are being used in a growing number of applications and industries, it is extremely important to emphasize safety issues,” Burnstein explained.  “This Conference is the world’s leading robotics safety event and has been for the past quarter-century.”

A special exhibitor expo featuring leading robot safety products will be held on October 15.  “This is a great opportunity for attendees to see the latest safeguarding products and talk to experts about their specific needs,” Burnstein said.

Registration is now open, with early bird savings available before September 12.  For more information, please visit www.robotics.org/safety13, call RIA headquarters at 734-994-6088 or email ria@robotics.org.

 
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