E-Stop & Robot I/O

  • Is there a system variable i can use to prevent the toggling of Robot I/O when an e-stop is active? When i say robot I/O i am referring to the EE port. I'm asking this because I am wondering how to 'lock' a gripper in a safe manner to prevent unintended operation while the e-stop is active.

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  • I guess the question i am getting at is, when the robot sees and e-stop, the robot controller does not prevent the robot i/o (ee connector) from toggling. So to keep the gripper safe while in an e-stop condition, the only way i can see to prevent the gripper actuation is to use an interposing safety contact between gripper and the ee connector. But i can't believe this is the way that other provide a safety barrier for the gripper...

  • I guess the question i am getting at is, when the robot sees and e-stop, the robot controller does not prevent the robot i/o (ee connector) from toggling. So to keep the gripper safe while in an e-stop condition, the only way i can see to prevent the gripper actuation is to use an interposing safety contact between gripper and the ee connector. But i can't believe this is the way that other provide a safety barrier for the gripper...


    Hey nerd484, did you find a good answer to this question? I am trying to do the same thing. Thanks.

  • hi rnakingoffice

    Welcome to the robot forum


    It's been more than three years since that question. Maybe you should ask the question opening a new thread and explaining more details


    What is the meaning or your understanding of "gripper safe".?

    Retired but still helping

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