• how to post correctly:

    1. be a good citizen and follow common sense. this includes no sharing or asking for copyrighted material. such posts will get you banned (because we don't want Kuka legal team stepping in and request ban on all manuals). an example of something that will get you in trouble is any material from Kuka College.

    1.5 make SURE to post in the right forum section (manuals in manuals section, IIWA and Sunrise topics in IIWA section). see attached example for IIWA... sigh.. :tired:

    2. read your own question before posting - make sure it makes sense and contains sufficient info (KSS version, controller type, robot type etc.). do not truncate version numbers - for example mentioning only major version such as "KSS8.3" is often not enough. in fact KSS8.3 has more than 30 releases and there are some significant changes among them. be specific and ask for one thing... if you have multiple questions, consider creating separate topics. Do not duplicate posts or topics, help us keep this site clean.

    3. when asking programming question, consider including brief(!) code sample. use code formatting tag.

    4. screenshots should cover entire display area of the teach pendant. it may be important to see more than message text. i like to see message display scrollbar as well because it helps me determine how many messages are there and if particular message is near top or bottom of the list (older messages are on the bottom).

    5. we had space issues before so... PLEASE.... when posting attachments, be mindful of file size. please resize your screenshots to something reasonable (see below). this will also be appreciated by other forum members, specially mobile users - small image files load much faster.

    6. you are here because of ROBOT so... please ask robot related questions in the FORUM. do NOT send me personal messages with questions about robot, let entire community engage and benefit from discussion... I may try to help (in FORUM of course) but I am not your personal goto guy so don't send me PM or ask for my email.

    7. many of you don't seem to understand meaning of "Report to moderator" link. It is used to alert moderators about INAPPROPRIATE content that may violates site rules and need to be deleted. use it responsibly or ... your account my be considered for removal.
    - research topics of interest before asking questions. most things have already been answered many times. check download section too, specially if looking for manuals.
    - consider taking training. while this forum is a great place to exchange information, it is not a substitute for formal training.
    - consider hiring someone competent, specially in challenging applications, safety etc.

  • Some users seem to have trouble identifying software versions so here is a bit of help:

  • Since not everyone is going to read manuals or take training, at least be aware of few things that can and will definitely ruin your day:

    1. Assigning IP address to KLI port - make sure to not use an IP address from one of three reserved subnets or you better have working HDD image and USB recovery stick.
    Note, mentioned subnets are 172.16.x.x, 172.17.x.x and 192.168.0.x. Last one is very common on LANs, so... you have been warned!

    2. Do not disconnect smartPad or power down controller if you see message telling that smartpad update being in progress (version with German message is shown below). in some cases this may take a second run (updates?) so be patient. only power down or disconnect pendant if white screen stays on for several minutes (normally this is completed in one minute or so, it does not hurt to give it 5-min before giving up). failure to follow this advice will likely ruin firmware on your smartPad and you will have to send it back to Kuka.

    3. replacing robot or external axes in WoV project using wrong catalog (incorrect supply voltage) can of course damage drives. Most of the world uses 400VAC for three phase supply but in Americas higher voltages are common (Brazil 440, USA 480, Canada 600). be specially careful when bringing second hand robots from other countries.

  • ....and .... quit your whining about not being able to find documentation. You always knew what to do, just did not bother to do it... (including calling Kuka). yes, everyone else knows you are a crybaby. :fine:


    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

    Edited once, last by panic mode ().

  • [size=2]well... there is a portal with various resources (including documentation).

    basic access is free and it requires registration but i think it is worth it
    one can also pay to unlock more options and get access to more resources [/size]

    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

  • if you don't know how to convert, resize or resample images - try
    It is small, fast, reads and writes tons of file formats, has batch conversion, command line options and much more.

    To resample image (change resolution): CTRL+R
    To crop image, select area and CTRL+Y
    To rotate left: L
    To rotate right: R
    To do a fine rotation: CTRL+U

    To hide something sensitive, select area and use menu Image>Effect>Pixelize (just an example).
    To edit: F12

    For compact files, save images in compressed format (JPG or PNG for example).

    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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