I purchased a used FANUC ARCMATE 100IB WELDING ROBOT WITH RJ3IB control about a year ago with hopes of getting our feet wet with some automation
Last time I used it I was able to run a simple movement program but had to hold the deadman switch on the pendant in order for it to work. The controller didn't have the key switch for selecting auto/ 1/2. Then I got busy again and the machine was set aside. I found a key switch recently, installed it and fired it up and had the battery alarm error on group 1 axis 3. I replaced the batteries in the base of the robot. 3 of them were low voltage (1.4V) 1 battery was completely dead.
I got the battery alarm to clear but continued having a motion alarm, Motn-049. It sounded like I needed to master and calibrate. I tried but it didn't seem to be working. I later realized I was nowhere near the 0 deg on any of the axis when I was trying to do this. I now found a manual on this site that can walk me through it.
I continued trying to get past the calibration issue. At 1 point, I rotated axis 3 to its hardstop. It threw an error and I was able to reset and jog it off. I messed around a few more hours but eventually shut the system off and went home for the day.
The next day I fired it up to try again and I guess I took 10 steps backward.. Now, I cant move anything. I'm in Joint mode and any axis I attempt to move causes axis 3 to drop 1/2" and I get a collision error. I think it's a srvo-050 G:1 A:3. It doesn't matter what axis or direction I try to jog, J3 keeps moving negative each time.
Any idea what may be causing this?
Also, alot of the documents I'm looking at cite doing a cold restart when changing variable. However, I don't have that as an option under my function button.
Is there a proper way to restart this unit vs just disconnecting power to it?
Thanks in advance.