Our machine shop purchased a production CNC lathe cell that included a robot. We have never used robots before, but have been discussing it for a long time so this was the perfect opportunity to get our feet wet. We will not be using the actual production cell, we may scavenge parts for other projects but we just want the robot by itself while we learn how to use it.
I powered the robot on for the first time yesterday and was unable to clear an external estop alarm, as well as some warning about a magazine and a conveyor.
I'm assuming because the robot was reading all sorts of sensors in the cell that are now disconnected it is getting alarms. Would it be wise (is it even possible?) to do a factory reset of the control? Is there any software or parameters on the robot we may lose that we should backup first?
Really have no idea where to begin, but very excited to start!