I am about to receive my first KUKA robot, a Agilus series KR10 R1100 with the KR C4 Compact controller.
As a preparation I have read through the book "Robot Programming 1: KUKA System Software 8"
I have installed "Work Visual" and read through its entire help section.
There are still setup procedures I need to do but are poorly documented. I cannot find information about it from the book or the WorkVisual help or by google. So I need help from guys with experience.
What do I need to do when I take the robot out of the box it arrives in?
- Importing device description files into WorkVisual. Where do I get the files for the KUKA robot?
- Do I absolutely need to perform the Mastering? I do not own the Electronic Mastering Device or a microEMD device
- I will command the robot externally with a Siemens S7-1500 PLC. At least call out a specific program.
There is a KUKA.PLC mxAutomation function package:
- I am unsure what is the difference between just calling out a KUKA program with a PLC versus doing everything inside the PLC.
What is the recommended way to go for a total beginner