Hello everyone. I am apart of a senior design group that is trying to use a 20-year-old controller and robot but have never done this before and are running into some issues so I was hoping someone on here might be able to help me cause the companies who made this aren't able to help at all.
So we have gotten a hold of of a teaching pendant, controller, and robot that Denso Robotics Japan and Yaskawa Motoman made together back in the early 2000s. We have not been able to get ahold of a manual for the controller but supposedly it is equivalent to an RC5. It runs Wincaps II 1.985 which we have not been able to get ahold of and are currently only able to program/interact through a free trial of Wincaps II and directly through the controller with a keyboard with a ps2 connection (the mouse does not work for some reason).
The controller is "ERCJ-HME4BA-BN" and the robot is a "HM-40853E2M" and is a type a configuration. The teaching pendant is "ERCJ-PP-1".
Neither Denso or Yaskawa have been able to help and say it's the other company's problem. We have managed to get the robot connected and powered and retrieved data from it. We have calset the encoders and the fuses, e-stops, et cetera seem to be fine. However, we still have a robot stop preventing us from being able to turn on the motors and we aren't sure how to get it to move. This is the first time any of us have worked on a scara robot and I'm sure we aren't aware of something so I was hoping someone could help.
I think the only thing we don't know is Denso said we might need to attach some sort of safety hardware to make it think the robot stop is closed.
This is kind of a last shot for me for finding information and I have never used this forum so if I am drastically in the wrong place or anything please let me know.