gripper information

  • hello guys!!
    i've connected my gripper to the ethercat I/O modules and i've done my I/O mapping but now i don't know the steps that will allow me to use my gripper!! can anyone describe these steps to me and thank you!!
    KR C4
    KSS: 8.3
    the gripper is schunk


    :merci:

  • are you sure the I/Os work? (are you enabling drives when controlling outputs?)


    are you using gripperTech? (did you read the manual? did you configure gripper? are you enabling drives when controlling gripper?)


    what type of gripper we are talking about (pneumatic, electric, type of action, number of I/O)? is the gripper powered and how?

    1) read pinned topic: READ FIRST...

    2) if you have an issue with robot, post question in the correct forum section... do NOT contact me directly

    3) read 1 and 2

  • First of all i have simple open close gripper (pneumatic) and yes i have grippertech but i've connected my gripper to the ethercat modules and i've tested my i/o's and they work! The gripper is powered with 24 v from kr c4!!! I have 4 inputs and 4 outputs. Can i use these I/O created from the ethercat to control the grippertech soft keys and if it's possible how??


  • First of all i have simple open close gripper (pneumatic) and yes i have grippertech but i've connected my gripper to the ethercat modules and i've tested my i/o's and they work!


    ok, if they work sure you can use them. what are the I/O points you want to use for gripper? did you enter them in gripper configuration? did you read supplied manual?




    ... i have simple open close gripper (pneumatic) and ... gripper is powered with 24 v from kr c4!!!


    eh..!? pneumatic gripper powered by 24V?


    pneumatic grippers use compressed air for power. electrical signals are only used for control (valves and sensors).
    if your outputs are configured and working (you can turn output on robot and you get 24V on physical output) then all you need to do is wire it to a valve that controls gripper. of course you must have compressed air and it must be connected correctly (no blocked exhaust or similar mistakes), solenoid in your valve must be for same voltage as your output (24VDC), and the output need to be controlled by robot (you can manually toggle it in T1 while holding enabling switch).

  • you may have to select GripperTech for your status keys (menu Configuration>Status Keys>GripperTech)...

    1) read pinned topic: READ FIRST...

    2) if you have an issue with robot, post question in the correct forum section... do NOT contact me directly

    3) read 1 and 2

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