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Help with downloading pmc ladder prorgam to pmc (R30ia)
« on: January 13, 2018, 04:19:26 AM »
 Hi Guys,

I need to make modifications to an existing PMC ladder program. After trying for the life of me and not succeeding in connecting to the controller with Fanuc Ladder 3  :bawling:, I managed to get the ladder program via a backup with a usb. In fladder I did file/import/handy-file/ladder.pmc. I made my changes to the ladder program, but now my question is how do I get it back on the controller up and running??
R30ia
Fanuc Ladder 3 v5.7
Windows7 PC 64

Any help is muuuch appreciated!
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Re: Help with downloading pmc ladder prorgam to pmc (R30ia)
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 08:46:39 AM »
You mean starting the PMC program or what?
Have you set the correct IPs in the FAPT Ladder? It's not normal that it doesn't want to connect. Also, when using FAPT Ladder with the R-30iA, don't forget to "backup" the new PMC program with a dedicated function in the software (TP's E-Stop must also be pressed for that purpose).

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Re: Help with downloading pmc ladder prorgam to pmc (R30ia)
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 02:15:18 PM »
bidzej

Yes the pmc program. It is currently running on the pmc, and I would like to make changes to it. I've tried every combo of settings to connect for both serial and Ethernet without success. I can ping the controller from my pc and vice versa though. I managed to get a copy of the 'ladder.pmc' file from a controller backup, open it and edit it in fanuc ladder 3. Now I'm not sure how to get my edited version back on the pmc. What do you mean by 'dedicated function in the software' to backup the new pmc program?

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Re: Help with downloading pmc ladder prorgam to pmc (R30ia)
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2018, 02:32:21 PM »
As far as I rememeber, FAPT-Ladder loads the program to a "temporary memory area", where the currently executed code is, but which is overwritten on restart with the stored files. What the backup procedure does is copying the new file to that "storage". Without the procedure, your new PMC program gets overwritten with the stored version on controller's restart, which can lead to some nasty surprises.
The procedure is not necessary in the R-30iB.

To load the ladder.pmc file manually, I would try going to controlled-start and then loading it using LOAD option in the File menu, or possibly copying it to FR:/ - or another internal memory of the controller, can't rememeber which one at the moment (haven't worked with a Fanuc robot in quite a long time  :icon_redface: ), I recommend you try to find the "storage area" first.
Try that and let me know if it worked.

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Re: Help with downloading pmc ladder prorgam to pmc (R30ia)
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2018, 02:55:24 AM »
got it  :bravo: ok so what I did from fanuc ladder 3 was export my ladder logic using handy file and call it 'ladder.PMC' (the name is a must!) to my usb. Plugged the usb into the controller, hit the e-stop, loaded the file ladder.PMC, did a cold start and then it was up and running. Thanks for you help