I am hoping maybe someone can shine some light or advise on a issue with the robot we have.
Kawasaki robot: RS15X A
Kawasaki robot controller: E42F-A002
Joint 3 encoder is not registering, when we Manually release the brakes and move joint 3 we can see on the TCP (hand controller, forgive me if I get anny terms wrong) that the encoder is not changing state.
Question I have, can we swap this motor out with another one?
We have 4 rotator tables that came with the robot and they have the same motor specs and brand (only difference is the last digit on the model numbers is different, one joint 3 is ‘S’ and rotator motor is ‘R’), I am suspecting the only difference with these motors is the drive shaft, because the drive shaft on the rotator motor does look quite long, but it also looks removable too (haven’t tired to remove yet)
These are the details of the motors:
Motor manufacturer: Sanyo Denki
Joint 3 motor:
Part no: 50601-1460
Part no: 50601-1490
I have contact Sanyo Denki to get the motor details but they have informed me these are Kawasaki custom motors and they have zero information and I need to contact them, which I have and 3-4 weeks and still no reply.
I have plugged the rotator motor using the joint 3 cables, and released the brake, the encoder information changes, so I highly doubt it is a cable issue