Hello all! Im working on a R30-iB/ARCMATE 100iC 12 and I'm having trouble getting the robot to keep welding after a weld or two.
The alarm code showing is ARC-013 and it keeps happening after I put a new sharp tungsten. I run my weld program once with no issue, and then on the second cycle the the arc doesn't even start and it throws the ARC-013 alarm.
I was watching the arc detect I/O to see what was happening and it didn't turn on for the second weld. I have the same exact setup on another robot so I checked that all of the weld procedure data was the same and it was. The one thing I've noticed is that the tungsten on the current setup not as clean after the first weld as the other robotic setup's first weld, but it even the other robot will keeping welding with a worse tungsten.
I’m currently looking to see if its having trouble grounding correctly, but I don’t think that’s the issue.. If anybody has any similar issues or some troubleshooting tips for me, they would be much appreciated! I've only been writing weld programs and working with robots for about a year and a half with no prior training or schooling, so please, ANY information could help.
I will provide you with as much information as I can, thanks everybody!