I am currently interning at a company and working with a LR Mate 200iD robot for which the company has previously designed and produced a custom tool. The person who designed this tool has left the company a couple years ago and the company whishes to improve upon the tool. My taks is to make these improvements. To implement these improvements I need the fanuc system to output 4 signals to an external controller. The current design uses the EE12P to send signals to the same controller(port 7&8 with 12 as ground) and as it happens has 4 extra cables to the EE12 that are not being used that I Might be able to use for this purpose.
I have checked the manual and it seems the EE12 only has 2 output ports 7&8 with the rest being either 24V sources, grounds or input ports(see attached image) but when using the controller it seems like there are 8 outputs/inputs when I navigate to the RO/RI page. Can the input ports be used as outputs with like with other I/O ports? Or are these wired differently so that they can only be used as inputs.
Thanks in advance.