I'm setting up a very simple pick & place operation using CR7-iA / R-30iB Mate.
We'd rather not use a PLC with a HMI since this is such a small project.
FANUC has an option (R594 - Panel Wizard) that allows you to create up to 4 panels on the teach pendant and apparently be able to control the variables, registers, the robot, inputs, outputs etc.
I'm thinking to have the basic buttons: Start, Fault Reset, Hold as well as showing some lights and part count etc.
What do you guys think about using this as a main operator's panel? (any cons)?