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May 06, 2019, 09:34:34 AM
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Hi everyone!

I have a question about Arcitec system.
Am i able to connect different welders with Arcitec? (via Can bus)

Can i configure my own commands/parameters in Arcitec. (Is Acritec programmable? )

Thank you 

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May 06, 2019, 12:41:19 PM
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No - Arcitec is the power-source/welder (more than anything else) and not the communication bus/protocol as such.

You CAN boot a Arcitec system as a standard, non-Arcitec and connect/control a normal welder though analog/digital or CanBus (Fronius w. Beckhoff module).

May 07, 2019, 12:02:08 PM
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Thank you for your reply

Could you please tell me: Are ArcWare protocol commands in free access?
Can i create my own module (like Beckhoff) and connect to my welder? (But i should know ArcWare commands (via Can))

Thank you

May 07, 2019, 01:41:43 PM
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Don't confuse ArcWare with Arcitec...

ArcWare is the rapid layer and it's the same for all powersources no mater what interface / bus you use (i.e. can, Dnet, EIP, "arcitec" etc).

Arcitec is the Product name for the built in power source (LRA/LRB400) and it had a schedule manager on the teachpendant v.s. more traditional ways of programming.

What powersource do you have / are you trying to integrate right now ?


The Beckhoff unit is just an DeviceNet I/O that could speak "ABB-Can-DNet" with the ABB controller.
This was back in the day when just before the ODVA / DeviceNet standard was fully established (Devicenet is a protocol on a CAN-Bus) so there wasn't many I/O's that supported the ABB "non-standard" DNet at the time.
You'd be better off using the beckhoff right away (doesn't have to be connected to a Fronius) but then again, it doesn't give you many advantages over a simple analog / digital connection so personally I would leave it as my very last resort.

May 08, 2019, 08:30:54 AM
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I am going to connect Elmatech MIG 400

May 09, 2019, 10:24:17 AM
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I tried to do a quick google on the interface but it didn't return much, do you have any information on how to connect to the powersource, what kind of signals it expects / can handle ?

As stated previously, I'd simply skip everything Arcitec, and boot it as a normal system and you're most likely stuck integrating this iwth  discrete / standard I/O signals (digital + analog)


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