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Adding Beckhoff EL6224 (IO-Link terminal) in WorkVisual
« on: March 26, 2018, 05:15:07 PM »
Hello,

I want to install a new gripper on my iiwa (flange touch pneumatic).
The gripper is controlled via IO-Link.
I want to use an EtherCAT Coupler (EK1100) and terminal (EL6224) for controlling the gripper.

Now the problem ist that I am not able to add the EL6224 terminal to my WorkVisual configuration.
I already imported the XML Device Description (ESI) but the device does not appear in my DTM catalog.
Screenshots are attached.

Does anyone have experience with integrating an IO-Link device into the iiwa? Is there anything in particular I need to know?


Thank you!

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Re: Adding Beckhoff EL6224 (IO-Link terminal) in WorkVisual
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 09:07:26 PM »
with the exception of simple IO blocks, most Ethercat devices are not supported... (unless explicitly supported). Contact Kuka and ask if your device is supported ([size=0px]EL6224)[/size].
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Re: Adding Beckhoff EL6224 (IO-Link terminal) in WorkVisual
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2018, 08:59:34 AM »
with the exception of simple IO blocks, most Ethercat devices are not supported... (unless explicitly supported). Contact Kuka and ask if your device is supported ([size=0px]EL6224)[/size].

Hi panic mode,

are you sure about that? I mean there has to be a way to work with IO-Link devices?
I haven't really worked with IO-Link yet, so please correct me if I am wrong.

Thanks for your help!

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Re: Adding Beckhoff EL6224 (IO-Link terminal) in WorkVisual
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2018, 01:47:22 PM »
All i am saying check with Kuka what you plan on using before spending money...

there is a "white-list" of tested devices... this tells me there is a reason for it (that not all devices work).

Standard ones are:

EK1100 - bus coupler, other bus couplers may or may not work

EL1xxx - digital inputs, most if not all devices work
EL2xxx - digital outputs, most devices work
EL3xxx - analog inputs, some devices work (sort of "50/50")
EL4xxx - analog outputs, some devices work (sort of "50/50")

beyond those one really need to look even more carefully at what is supported... For example among EL6xxx product, confirmed ones include:
EL6752
EL6752-0010
EL6731
EL6731-0010
EL6692
EL6695
EL6695-1001

i think you get the idea...
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Re: Adding Beckhoff EL6224 (IO-Link terminal) in WorkVisual
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2018, 08:49:46 AM »
Yes, I  get the idea. Thank you very much.

Since the EL6224 is not supported (I called the support), I need to use another device to set up a conncetion between IO-Link devices and the Sunrise. Does anyone know a good way of doing that?

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Re: Adding Beckhoff EL6224 (IO-Link terminal) in WorkVisual
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2018, 03:33:16 AM »
All i am saying check with Kuka what you plan on using before spending money...

there is a "white-list" of tested devices... this tells me there is a reason for it (that not all devices work).

Standard ones are:

EK1100 - bus coupler, other bus couplers may or may not work

EL1xxx - digital inputs, most if not all devices work
EL2xxx - digital outputs, most devices work
EL3xxx - analog inputs, some devices work (sort of "50/50")
EL4xxx - analog outputs, some devices work (sort of "50/50")

beyond those one really need to look even more carefully at what is supported... For example among EL6xxx product, confirmed ones include:
EL6752
EL6752-0010
EL6731
EL6731-0010
EL6692
EL6695
EL6695-1001

i think you get the idea...

I haven't run into any of the standard is in the EP line that hasn't worked. At least simple digital and analog ones IO, even the ones with configurable ports.

EL25XX seem to work flawlessly for me as well. I've been using PWM outputs to drive RGBW LEDs for about 2 years now. The EL2502 is anpush/pull as well, so polarity isn't an issue, as I've found a lot of off the shelf LED solutions have a 24v common.