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  • Hello Fanuc Forum,


    Does Fanuc have an option that updates the TCP based on measurements taken from a laser ring? The subsequent robot programming is automatically adjusted based on the updated TCP data. For ABB, this function is called Bullseye and for Motoman it is called Tool Sight.


    - With Motoman, this TCP adjustment function is not possible because their FSU safety system (same as DCS) prevents the tool from being updated on the fly. Essentially, the tool TCP becomes part of the safety system, thus eliminating the ability to update it from an "un-safe" device.


    - How does Fanuc get around this? Is it simply just applying a temporary "shift" to each weld point instead of physically modifying the tool data ?


    Insight is appreciated :smiling_face:


    RoboGuru

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  • While you can register TCPs with the DCS system on fanucs, it is not often done. On fanucs, you define a model of the robot with tooling made out of boxes, spheres, and capsules. The DCS system then monitors this model against restricted areas, and stops the robot if it enters one.

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