I’m fairly new to robotics, but I’m finding my way around an old Yaskawa K10s with an ERC controller that we purchased for some pick and place proof of concepts for a CI initiative.
I’ve seen serial to USB drives being used on CNC machines in place of floppy drives (like the Titan DNC), a floppy emulator that can save your programs to a virtual floppy on a USB if you have the Yaskawa floppy unit, and I’ve read about the Yaskawa computer program that you can use to connect with and save your programs.
I just wanted to see what experiences people have had with the above or alternate ways to save a program from an ERC or other old controller.
Is it possible to connect a laptop with a serial to USB and use a virtual drive emulator?
Thanks for reading