I am having trouble trying to get a Kuka KRC4 communicating to a compact logix plc over ethernet /ip.
Unfortunately I cannot get the communication modules to communicate. I need some help with the configuration.
What I’m trying to configure is the Robot as a slave, the Compactlogix with Safety CPU running the safety.
Robot : KR3 540, KS 8.3.450. EthernetKRL 2.2.9, KRC4 EthernetIP 2.0.3
PLC: Compact logix 1769-L36 ERMS LOGIX5336 ERM SAFETY,
Studio V28 running on it.
I have been working through kukas KR C4 Ethernet/Ip 2.0 manual, I have also gotten good information from this forum post :
I have installed Kukas Rockwell AOP and created a test program to try the signals.
I’m a little confused on whether I should use Kuka AOPs or the Generic EthernetSafety module.
I have tried the generic ethernet module but failed to get that communicating also.
Ip Address details
Robot IP address : 192.168.1.10, Subnet mask : 255.255.255.0
PLC address : 192.168.1.33, Subnet mask : 255.255.255.0
Laptop address : 192.168.1.100, Subnet mask : 255.255.255.0
USB : my laptop is connected to the usb port of the compact logix.
I have connected X66 KLI into port 1 of the compact logix plc. Laptop is connected to port 2 of the plc.
If you see the attached, I have setup an ethernet/ip and configured the local safety slave.
For I/O mapping I have edited the safey I/O bytes down to bools. But I am not sure what Robot inputs I need to map these to for safety. Maybe someone can advise ?
I’m not sure if I need to add another ethernet device to cater for Non Safety Standard signals from the PLC.
Allen Bradley setup.
RS Link… I can see the kuka robot on the ethernet network ( See image attached)
Studio 5000.. see the attached images of the KRC4 Safety Robot ethernet / Ip that I created using the AOP…… I’m not sure how to match this to the kuka WoV or vice versa.
The standard KRC4 ethernet I have added, but I’m unsure what address to set it up with..