KRC5 TO PLC CONNECTION

  • Hi all,

    For the one's who got their hands on with the new KRC5 micro on KSS8.7 and Profinet 6.0 KOP.


    The fancy 8 port ethernet switch on the krc5 will be a little tricky.


    But for use KLI2 (Port XF5 for PLC Connection - Ethernet/Profinet)


    Manual mentions XF6 does the same but does not appear to establish any comms.


    Use KSI (Port XF1) for Programming Wov/Debug.


    Hope it helps

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    Hi panic mode,

    I'm not too sure what to say.


    The new KRC5 micro has 8 rj45 ports which are dedicated to a specific task.

    Ports are assigned to daisy chain other robots into the robo team or connect to a plc or IT interface or Programming Port.


    It's great in a sense we don't have to match the controller IP address to program it. The XF1 is on a DHCP server at 172.31.17.255 that assigns an IP to the user (similar to the ABB IRC5). Plug and Program.


    A few extra things to be wired up are the additional external stop and additional operator safety. If not used it had to be jumpered. (16 pin plug on the controller).


    Also the controller has onboard 16 pin digital IO.


    The UPS ACCUMULATOR (Battery box) is supplied in a separate little box that can be daisy chained to several other krc5's.


    The whole commissioning took less than 8 hours.


    I hope it would be useful information if someone ever gets a c5. Luckily we're fortunate to have one of the very few c5 supplied in the world.

  • Hi all,


    first post here, and new to KUKA world. :-)


    Recently i started to work with a KR C5 Micro as well, and that same situation happened.
    With the same setup as n0909, Port XF6 does not seem to establish any communication too, only with XF5.


    Meanwhile, found this in the manual:

    5.5.3.4 KLI interfaces

    Description

    The KLI interfaces are equivalent. The interfaces can be used to connect

    OT networks or IT networks. The following connections are possible:

    • KLI 1: Interface to the PLC (e.g. Profinet with ProfiSafe or EtherNet/IP

    with CIP Safety)

    • KLI 2: Interface to the terminal (e.g. Profinet or Ethernet/IP)


    Hope it helps

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