OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 25 Tools, Equipment and Machinery

Section 385 Teaching a robot

Often a robot is programmed by being physically guided by an operator through a desired sequence of tasks. Teaching may be done by

(a) use of a TEACH pendant – a control box that resembles a TV remote control. The operator uses it to walk the robot through the program steps slowly and recording each step, or
(b) the operator taking the end of the robot arm and leading it through a pattern of motions.

In either case, the worker doing the teaching will be within the restricted work envelope of the robot.

For more information
CSA Standard Z434-03 (R2008), Industrial Robots and Robot Systems – General Safety Requirements.
Canadian Standards Association, 2003