Hi folks, first post here...
I have bought a KUKA KR6-ARC with a KRC2-Ed. 2005 controller as part of a personnal creative workshop.
My background of 3D modeler helps me with the programming of the robot since I use 3D models (Rhino) and visual programming (Grasshopper + KUKA|PRC).
But on the electronics side, I am a complete idiot.
Now I would like to hook-up a Powermax Plasma cutter, but I need to set up I/O ports to control the start and stop of the torch and recieve the info that the kinematic can start (when arc is established).
I have found lots of info on this Forum already, and I know that I need to find a devicenet cable (the one usualy labeled X801) that I can plug on the Combicon port of my MFC card.
Then I need a Beckhoff Devicenet coupler + Input terminal + Output terminal, but I can't seem to figure out which models I should order.
A friend of mine who owns a KRC4 gave me some references which I purchased, just to find out that they use the Ethercat protocol which is not compatible with KRC2 (or so I think).
As a side note, I have A Beckhoff EK1100 + EL 4104 (4 chanel analog output) + EL 3064 (4 chanel analog intput) for sale right now for this reason...
Also, the KUKA Devicenet manual mentions a "Multi-power tap" to feed 24V to the Devicenet modules, but I can't seem to find it in my bay ; where is it supposed to be located, or if I don't have it, where should I get these 24 V from ?
Cheers, and thanks in advance.