kuka kcp

  • Hi,
    i've read a document that I am able to measure the temperature inside the KCP through a specific instruction. Please, can you tell me where exactly is that sensor in KCP? What does KCP mean exactly? I found that it is the interface to the robot controller and to the robot (http://www.wtech.com.tw/public…2/KRC2%20controlpanel.pdf) , but the abbreviation is kuka control panel(i thought it is a smartpad). :icon_confused: Thanks for the explanation.

    Edited once, last by safix ().

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  • KCP = Kuka Control Panel



    it is a dumb teach pendant (no onboard intelligence)



    smarPad is for KRC4 and it has CPU and own OS independent of KRC, this is why it is "smart" or intelligent device.

    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

  • KCP is the overarching term for KUKA Teach Pendants.


    KCP1s and KCP2s were used on the KRC1 and KRC2 generation controllers.


    SmartPad is the specific term for the teach pendant on KRC4 controllers.


    For KCP2s, the system variable that reports the internal temperature is $PHGTEMP.


    This variable does not appear to exist in KRC4 documentation.

  • Thank you,
    yes I've tried to measure that temperature (via $PHGTEMP) on krc4 and it showed me nothing ("0"). Finally, I know the reason...Thanks Skyefire and panic mode as well!
    Do you think there is a way to measure the temperature of the engines inside the robot kuka krc4?

  • why is it important to measure temperature at the smartPad? there are no high power components in there...



    but assuming there is a way to measure it, what did you do so far?

    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

  • Guys, I tried to measure the temperature inside the KRC with the variable $PHGTEMP, but as our collegue safix, the variable showed 0.

    Do you know how I can take this value of temperature?


    Thanks in advance

  • Thank you,
    yes I've tried to measure that temperature (via $PHGTEMP) on krc4 and it showed me nothing ("0"). Finally, I know the reason...Thanks Skyefire and panic mode as well!
    Do you think there is a way to measure the temperature of the engines inside the robot kuka krc4?

    Safix,


    How did you take the tempeture of the KRC with the variable $PHGTEMP?


    Thanks in advance

  • I'm not sure the $PHGTEMP variable does anything on KRC4. I think it was a KRC2-only item, but I could be wrong. If I'm right, KRC4 will still support the variable to avoid breaking older KRL programs, but the variable is not connected to any physical sensor.

  • Thanks for the support safix,

    I have to take the temperature of the KRC4, but I did not find any variable in the "variable manual" that can measure this, but one thing that I missed, did you take the temperature inside the KRC4 or only in the motors?

  • what exact device you want to monitor? there must be dozen or so temperature sensors, they are everywhere (drives, motherboard etc.) though values may not be accessible through KRL.

    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

  • Hello panic mode. The main point is to take the temperature inside of the KRC to check if the enviromental temperature is impact the KRC internal temperature, so if it is possible to take the temperature for one device inside the KRC will be enough.

    Thanks a lot

    • Helpful

    You can use trace tool to record drives temperature for example. To do so create configuration that records values for module "NextGenDrive" and variable "Umrichtertemperatur (KSP)"

    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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