Technical Articles

TUV Rheinland of North America has published these technical articles:

(Robotics)
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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...
(Robotics)
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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,...
(Building and Construction Services)
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Overly Documented Management Systems Place a Greater Administrative Burden on an Organization...
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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...
(Calibration and Testing Services)
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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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As the market for collaborative robots expands, the industry faces challenges in developing safety regulations as well as some other key areas....
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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...
(Building and Construction Services)
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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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Automate 2019: We learn how TUV Rheinland inspects the force generated during collaborative robot collisions....
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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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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...
(Calibration and Testing Services)
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Veo Robotics' FreeMove system receives ISO 13849 safety certification from TÜV Rheinland....
(Building and Construction Services)
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A Rule by the Consumer Product Safety Commission on 04/09/2021...
(Building and Construction Services)
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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...
(Calibration and Testing Services)
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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....