I am working on a robot cell and want to make sure I'm in compliance with RIA 15.6. Parts are loaded into a lathe from behind the lathe with a robot on a pedestal. The robot comes about 15" - 20" from the fence when it's loading and unloading parts. There are DCS zones set up in the load scenario to prevent the robot from hitting the fence. The area where it can hit is an operator's area. The area is a sliding gate that is safety interlocked so the operator can not open the gate and get to the robot when it's working. The fence has 1" wire mesh. It's 96" or 102" tall if I remember right.
Basically I need to know if DCS can be used to get closer than 20" to a fence when necessary. I thought there was some old rule about not being able to get closer to the fence than 20", but I thought that was before DCS.
Will this pass RIA and OSHA standards? Do you need more info to answer my question?
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