ProFace HMI panels with R30iB

  • Hello to everyone!


    Have a question. I wasn't working with Pro-Face for a long time and now I have a project with Pro-Face HMI. Could you tell me please do I need to buy SNPX robot option to make it works? I need to pass only R, DI, DO.


    Thanks!

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  • Read the Fanuc HMI User manual. Some devices can be accessed directly where others such as registers require the snpx assignments. It can be little confusing as first. ProFace will address the SNPX assigned registers, not the actual r address in the robot. Regarding the proface setup to talk to the robot, here's a ss of one I've done. Notice it is a series 90-30 plc. FYI, I'm using GP-Pro EX 3.6 so it may look different.







  • Read the Fanuc HMI User manual. Some devices can be accessed directly where others such as registers require the snpx assignments. It can be little confusing as first. ProFace will address the SNPX assigned registers, not the actual r address in the robot. Regarding the proface setup to talk to the robot, here's a ss of one I've done. Notice it is a series 90-30 plc. FYI, I'm using GP-Pro EX 3.6 so it may look different.

    I've done in same way with GE 90 Series driver. I tested GE 90 Series driver before I wrote additional question in this topic. I'm just wondering why ProFace manual for connecting to R30iB/R30iB-Mate doesn't work in a way it has been written.

  • TL;DR haha, That's an odd example to give on the part of ProFace. I would think you'r need a Modbus option in the robot. Also, It didn't appear to mention any options for the robot. Not sure why you would use modbus if you have a GE ETH driver already. Somebody had some spare time i guess.

  • Were you able to get this resolved? I have configured and used Proface on the Fanuc controller multiple times.


    Note: you will need to likely set up scaling for your integers, as the default of the Proface will not be correct *usually.

  • Were you able to get this resolved? I have configured and used Proface on the Fanuc controller multiple times.


    Note: you will need to likely set up scaling for your integers, as the default of the Proface will not be correct *usually.

    What driver did you use?


    For me original GE 90 Series works fine, but Modbus TCP that is listed in ProFace manual doesn't work.

  • What driver did you use?


    For me original GE 90 Series works fine, but Modbus TCP that is listed in ProFace manual doesn't work.

    You will want to use the GE series 90-30 driver. I have found that the symbols are reversed on some of the hmi's however. IE, Q and I are backwards respective to how they should be. Also, SR's do not display correctly on the proface, no matter how you configure the robot (make sure to reference the fanuc HMI user guide). Lastly, integer scaling by default in the proface often is incorrect.


    Proface makes my favorite HMI's, but they leave much to be desired when it comes to integrating with the fanuc.


    Also, to make sure: did you purchase the SNPX option on the fanuc? This is a software option that must be purchased outside of configuration of the SNPX settings.


    Sorry for the late response.

  • Thank you for replying back.


    I have SNPX option on robot and GE series 90-30 driver on HMI. This setup works perfectly. I just believed that ProFace made new manual in right way, but my expectation was wrong :smiling_face:

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    For DI/DO there is no setup, it's addressing on the pro face side

    DI1 > %Q1

    DO1 > %I1


    Registers will have to have SNPX assignments made. This where the Fanuc HMI manual comes in to play.

    SNPX uses R(registers) but they are not related to the numeric "R" registers on the data screen.

    In a snpx assignment you assign:

    Address - The start of the snpx register to use

    size - how many snpx regsisters are required

    Var_Name - robot data to read and the format. ie PR , R , SysVariable etc

    multiply - decimal precision/place basically


    I highly advise reading the Fanuc HMI User manual. Here's a quick setup for reading regisers.

    Keep in mind, proface will use the address of 5000 (%R5000). It can be changed to 1.

    ASG 8 refers to the sysvar $SNPX_ASG[8]. This is where you set your snpx assignments .You'll see there are quite a few. I just happened to use 8 for this example. It can be changed to asg 1.


    ASG 8 Address 5000
    Size 50
    Var Name R[150]' Data Register 150-175
    Multiply 1.0 32b Signed INT


    This should get you started.

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