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TUV Rheinland of North America has published these technical articles:

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When it comes to NRTL-approval for products, the product certification process is complex and requires a great deal of preparation. Even with preparation, there is no guarantee that a product will...
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The demand for custom robotic cells is growing as companies continue to integrate industrial robots into their processes for everything from assembly lines, to complex machining, to picking/packaging,...
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Automated Guided Vehicles, or AGVs, are a type of industrial mobile robot platform that are designed to operate, at least in part, automatically with the assistance of a guidance system. When AGVs...
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Industrial robots have historically been separated from humans by cages and other types of guarding systems, protecting people from interacting with the machines. Collaborative robots, or cobots, are...
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Collaborative robots have the ability to be integrated into shared workspaces where the robot system can perform tasks concurrently alongside a human operator....
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What is an AMR?...
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When designing a collaborative robotic cell, engineers must take into account the intended application of the cobot and the environment it might be placed in, then develop a safety plan for each use...
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These days, robotic cells can be found throughout production facilities. Robotic cells are used for automated material handling, warehouse or logistics automation, robotic welding, robotic assembly,...
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The world is changing at a rapid pace and robots are moving from the factory floor into our everyday lives and homes. Far from being novelties, robots offer many potential applications that can...
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The Fourth Edition of UL 1740 "Standard for Robots and Robotic Equipment" was released at the beginning of 2018. The publication of the revised edition marked a significant shift from RIA R15.06...
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Are NRTLs Government Agencies?...
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Are Some NRTL Marks Better Than Others?...
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Can Manufacturers Choose Which NRTL They Work With?...
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we will break down the process of entering the North American market in two parts: market access to the US and Canada using TÜV Rheinland's cTUVus mark and market access to Mexico by way of the US....
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Industrial robots are transforming factories, production facilities and manufacturing plants around the world. Incorporating new collaborative robots (cobots) has allowed companies to boost...
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As a product manufacturer, you already know that North America is one of the largest consumers in the world. This region serves as an enormous purchasing power that offers attractive opportunities to...
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The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive, also known as the RoHS Directive, was originally published as Directive 2002/95/EC and restricted the use of six hazardous materials in electrical...
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The International Automotive Task Force extended deadlines for companies certified to IATF 16949 during COVID-19. Learn more about the rules & requirements....
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At the end of 2019 through to the beginning of this year, robotics experts across multiple industries and stages of development and manufacturing began placing their bets on what the future of...
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When human workers have to social distance, what are robotics bringing to the table?...
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Poor understanding has hindered cobot adoption...
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In the wake of the GDPR, many countries, including the U.S. are beginning to consider adopting the ways of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in order to better protect their citizens....
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TÜV Rheinland has examined the quality of service in bicycle workshops. Result of the sample: The industry urgently needs to improve this....
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Launched March 1, 2021, BIFMA Compliant is an industry-wide registry of furniture products that conform to BIFMA safety and durability standards. This program helps to provide clarity to the market by...
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With the ever-expanding 3D printing industry, client ensures they will be in market compliance around the world...
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Preservation experts specified treatments for future protection against water and insect damage...
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Through a comprehensive data center hosting strategy, TUV Rheinland helped this global company significantly reduce its data center footprint and over-reliance on physical infrastructure...
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A global real estate firm needed to reduce their overall IT spend and their data center footprint, adopt additional cloud services and gain robust collaboration capabilities. Our Global Cloud Hosting...
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Moore Industries chose TÜV Rheinland as a source for international safety approval due to the company’s strong quality reputation and recognition as a globally accepted certifying body....
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Dual phase analysis supports the feasible of relatively low frequency eddy current testing...
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TÜV Rheinland has field tested and labeled video screens at more than 50 venues, including the big screens in Dallas, TX and at Times Square in New York City...
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The N5U team underwent on-site training on the data retrieval methods using TVA QA legacy document archives...
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The electric and hybrid vehicle industry is growing rapidly, with every car company and even the appliance company Dyson looking to release their own electric model within the next few years....
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Electrical, building and mechanical inspectors understand that electrical product safety laws protect our homes and our places of work. Manufacturers and employers must work with authorities having...
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Electric Vehicles (EV) offer many benefits over their gas-powered counterparts, but their market appeal is currently tempered by their higher cost and new safety concerns...
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By understanding the types of corrosion and the likely areas of damage concentration where CUI may occur, a well thought out inspection plan can be developed and executed....
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Stronger and longer-lasting batteries in EVs increase the vehicle's market appeal, but the high-voltage energy systems are dangerous and even deadly if not handled correctly....
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With an information security management system (ISMS) certified to ISO 27001, a business, its employees, and its stakeholders can all be assured that processes are in place to protect proprietary and...
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The recently enforced General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to all organizations offering goods or services or marketing to individuals in the EU, regardless of company size or where the...
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Across industry, electricity, logistics, mobility and built infrastructure sectors: To achieve our ambitious climate targets, we need sustainable energy sources everywhere. Hydrogen is considered an...
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A quality management systems (QMS) is a formal system that documents process, procedures and responsibilities related to quality policies and helps focus the organization towards customer and...
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What is Acceptable Quality Limit or AQL?...
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In the United States, any modifications made to a production line means that the system is no longer the same, and the mark applied by the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) that...
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Remote audits offer many attractive benefits for companies, including flexibility, online scheduling, digital paperwork, and perhaps most appealing, reduced travel expenses....
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With the rise of smart homes, smart cars, and smart cities, many manufacturers interested in entering the IoT market are beginning to add wireless functionality to their products....
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Automate 2019: We learn how TUV Rheinland inspects the force generated during collaborative robot collisions....
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Being able to contain suspect material or parts and root cause the issue to reduce more lost time and profitability is key to recovery. And being able to do that quickly using automated systems can...
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An occupational health & safety system allows a company to undeniably reduce the number of accidents through a systematic approach to aspects of health & safety....
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This paper reviews the requirements for mechanical devices critical for delivering safe amounts of radiation while preserving X-ray image quality...
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Test Engineering Manager Ryan Braman talks about the push to develop safety standards for heavy-duty mobile robots, and where the market might go from here....
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An ISMS tailored to your company can mitigate IT-related risks and reduce any resulting damage or costs. In addition, a risk-oriented action plan improves the economic efficiency of your security...
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Start-ups must consider regulatory regulations from the start of design, which rarely happens. A wonderful product doesn't sell very well if many companies will not purchase because they to not meet...
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Veo Robotics' FreeMove system receives ISO 13849 safety certification from TÜV Rheinland....
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A Rule by the Consumer Product Safety Commission on 04/09/2021...
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A toddler's recent death, caused by a dresser that fell onto him, highlights the need for a law requiring stable furniture...
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A primer on collaborative robots, how to conduct safety assessments, and how to design safe implementations for robot/human coworking spaces....
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According to OSHA 29 CFR 1910, all electrical equipment used in a workplace is required to be factory-certified or labelled as electrically safe by a Nationally-Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL)....
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Staff Augmentation has always been a great option for growing companies, both during times of larger contract work, and during plant transition periods. But now, more than ever, is the right time to...
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Today, modern LED lighting is connected to the internet. This function now allows users to take complete control of the lighting system within their home with just a few clicks on their smartphone or...
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At the end of 2020, mobile robots were deployed in just over 9,000 separate customer sites despite a difficult start to the year. In fact, experts predict that deployments will increase to over 53,000...
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TÜV Rheinland Standard H2.21: An independent verification for the documentation of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen fuels....