The new ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 standard was put in place in April 2013, making ISO 10218-1 and 10218-2 a globally harmonized standard. Pat Davison, director of standards development, Robotic Industries Association (RIA), part of the Association for Advancing Automation, explained the safety standard update at ABB Robotics Technology Days.
According to Davison, this is the first new update to the ANSI standard since 1999.
"The standard is available through RIA or ANSI. If you've got a system that's in compliance with the '99 standard, by and large you're in compliance with the 2012 standard," said Davidson.
Read the entire article, "Collaborative Operation of Robots and Humans Comes to the Forefront," originally posted by our sister publication Plant Services.