I have a fanuc robot that I want to put a laser sensor on. The sensor would be mounted to the EOAT. We'd get analog data on 2 conditions: I'd be checking to see if a nest is orientated correctly and if a part is oriented correctly in a lathe before starting the machine. Misloads create wrecks in the lathe. The condition hasn't shown up yet, but it's a matter of time. The keyence IL-300 is capable of using a window with upper, lower, and good condition and changing it to a discreet output. However, I have one output left in the robot's EE connector and need to detect 2 distance/measurement conditions. This could be controlled by teaching the robot in different positions to make the output work for all cases, but I think this will be more complicated.
So, I want to run the amp cord down the outside of the robot and back to the main control panel. Has anyone ever done this? Can I make a few standoffs and holders to keep the cable safe and flexing at a minimal? I really prefer not to do something crazy like get a leoni package for 1 measely cable.
Any help and suggestions are appreciated.
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