Yes, I tried the search, but I ended up with pages of information that wasn't usefull.
We have cells with 3 M-20ia robots.
We need to change wiring harnesses on all of these every 1.5-2 years.
1 of the robots can not be moved to all zero degree positions.
We CURRENTLY use quick master, and the quick master reference point is set to all zeros save for one robot that is at all zeros, but 1 axis set to 45 degrees.
Quite normally, they end up a little bit off (brakes slipping while changing harnesses?), we we are left trying to zero degree master the 2 robots that can reach zero (these are very important to get accurate setting on) and just seeing how it runs.
Touching up the programs is a monumental task as we have over 100 recipes for running different parts, each would need touching up...and usually do.
I would like to make a end of arm tool that has 3 points that I can touch to a plate and master it in that position... this position would not be anywhere near zero for most if not all axis (imagine the plate is on a table in front of the robots, 2 of the 3 would share the same plate (mastered separately of course).
To me this sounds like mastering to a fixture, but how do I tell it that the positions I am setting it to are not zero degrees without using quick master?