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Offline JeremyAdair

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Allen Bradley to Denzo Communications.
« on: September 19, 2017, 06:49:50 PM »
Hello everyone, :help:

I tried contacting denso support but it is pretty awful. I have several densos on our lines and we want to completely automate much of our plant. To do this we need to bring it in house.

When looking at the documentation the only thing I find is how to setup comms to Allen Bradley, and nothing else. 
Look here - http://densorobotics.com/content/user_manuals/19/005485.html

I asked for help from tech support. I said hey I have my robot already communicating, I have arrays of robot.I and robot.O in my program, but I can not figure out how they connect between the two.
After several emails with denso I has handed these 3 pages for documentation.
http://densorobotics.com/content/user_manuals/19/001005.html
http://densorobotics.com/content/user_manuals/19/001006.html
http://densorobotics.com/content/user_manuals/19/001011.html

None of these explain the communications with AB and Denso. I am very tempted to stop our automation projects with Denso and go to Fanuc if this is the best support Denso has to offer.

Are there any resources for this? Maybe I am missing the propper google keywords or something because I cant find anything.  I just need to pass a float to my robot (or ints since denzo doesn't handle floats).

Offline esp400

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Re: Allen Bradley to Denzo Communications.
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2018, 01:09:16 PM »
I don't know if you've gotten any further with this but essentially it goes like this:

You use the AB PLC to set command and data bits in the robot controller.  By setting these bits it will enable you to start the robot, set the speed, CAL, or pick a particular program to run (there are other functions as well).  There are 3 command bits and three data bits.  There is also a strobe bit to tell the PLC when to read what these bits are set to.  All of this is found in the RC7 controller manual. 

3.5.3.1 List of I/O Commands

Offline Loztos

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Re: Allen Bradley to Denzo Communications.
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2018, 04:26:54 PM »
There is a manual in the Rockwell site for the use of AOI "RC8 Command-Slave AOI Manual for Compact Logix", it explain all the possible commands that can be send through Ethernet/IP. It includes an L5X file that contains all the related AOIs to import them into your program.

When looking at the documentation the only thing I find is how to setup comms to Allen Bradley, and nothing else. 
Look here - http://densorobotics.com/content/user_manuals/19/005485.html
Those are the first steps to setup the communication though Ethernet/IP between the PLC and the Controller.

I found a sample program where the AOIs where used, but i don't remember the site.

Let me know if you need those.