Kawasaki Ethernet/IP with IFM AL1322

  • Hello,


    I've a Kawasaki E Controller (CP180 robot) and i need to talk with a AL1322 IFM (Ethernet/IP IO/Link Master).


    The controller and the IFM Master don't see each other.


    I think my IFM master configuration is good, so i think the problem is from the robot controller.


    With my pc connected on the fieldbus port of ifm master, i can ping the ifm master and the robot controller.


    Here is my robot controller configuration :


    0611 : Numbers of I/O signals

    Number of output signals : 32

    Number of input signals : 32

    Number of internal signals : 320

    Number of master signals : 288

    Number of slave signals : 0


    060801 : Allocate signals to ports

    Input 320 Output 320

    Master 288 Master 288

    Local 32 Local 32

    1-32 Local 1-32 Local

    33-320 Master 33-320 Master


    060802 : Assing ports to physical interface

    Master port : 12

    Slave port : 0


    06080901 : Port setting

    Ip adress : 192.168.1.50

    Host name : timesys-

    Subnet mask 255.255.255.0

    Gateway : 0.0.0.0


    0608090401 : I/O comunication setting 1 :

    Page 1

    Instance : 1

    network path : 192.168.1.51

    TargetConfigConnInstance : 199 (From ifm master)

    TargetProducingConnPoint : 102 (From ifm master)

    TargetConsumingConnPoint : 151

    TargetConsummingConnTag :

    TargetProducingConnTag :

    ProducingDataRate : 20

    ConsumingDataRate : 20

    OutputRunProgramHeader : 1

    InputRunProgramHeader : 0

    Page 2

    ProducingConnectionType : 4000

    ConsumingConnectionType : 4000

    ProducingPriority : 0800

    ConsumingPriority : 0800

    TransportClass : 1

    TransportType : 00

    TimeoutMultiplier : 2

    WatchdogTimeoutAction : 3

    WatchdogTimeoutReconnectDelay : 1000

    HostIPAddr : FFFFFFFF

    Page 3

    InputScannerOffset : 0

    InputScannerSize : 36 (from ifm master)

    OutputScannerOffset : 0

    OutputScannerSize : 18 (from ifm master)

    SharedMemoryOffset : 0

    QuickConnect : 0


    This is all i've configured.


    In the monitor software ethernet/IP nothing is online.


    Do you think i miss something ? Or any parameter can be wrong ?


    Thanks for your help.


    Edit ; The solution was to increase the datarate.

    ProducingDataRate : 20 -> 32

    ConsumingDataRate : 20 -> 32

    Edited once, last by Cerberus ().

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  • Hi,


    The robot needs a fieldbus board mounted in the controller and the OP_FIELDBUS function must be activated. Some details about the board configuration can be found in the General_Fieldbus_IO_Usage_Manual appendix G. I suppose that you are using a PLC.

  • Welcome to the forum........... :beerchug:


    Some questions first:

    - You say you think IFM Master configuration is good, how do you know.

    - AL 1322 IFM, what is this device, just a remote block of IO or an IO controller.

    - What are the Kawasaki and AL 1322 IFM going to be set as 'scanner/adapter'.

    - I see you are using Ethernet/IP software, are you connected into ethernet port 2.

    - Are you sure port 2 does not have TCP/IP traffic or any other communications operating on it.

    - Your settings suggest the Kawasaki is setup as Master, not slave.

    - Is there to be IO exchange, or just input or output exchange.

    - Can you provide a diagram of your intended topology/network map.

  • Hi,


    The robot needs a fieldbus board mounted in the controller and the OP_FIELDBUS function must be activated. Some details about the board configuration can be found in the General_Fieldbus_IO_Usage_Manual appendix G. I suppose that you are using a PLC.

    Hello,


    I've the standard board in France who has 2 RJ45 port for ethernet/ip, one in facade (port 1) and one in the cabinet (port 2).

    Where is this funtion ? :neutral_face:

    I'm actually on this document.

    I don't use PLC, the robot is master of the line. It's just a palletizing line.



    Thank You !


    -I've had a call with a technician from IFM. He think the configuration for this module is fine.

    -It's a little I/O master for IO/Link peripheral.

    -AL1322 is the slave (adapter) on the network. The robot is the master (scanner).

    -I've connected the IFM AL1322 on port 2.

    -The only module that is connected to the port 2 is the AL1322, so i don't think.

    -Yes the Kawasaki is the master on the line.

    -The robot must read/write datas in the AL1322.

    -I don't really know what you mean but i think it's a bus network between Kawasaki robot and AL1322.

  • FYI I was told by a Kawasaki corporate engineer utilizing IO Link devices with Kawasaki IO would be really impractical because the limited IO range of the robot.

    Yes, only 960 bits.

    I need 288 for my network right now.


    Thank you for the information.

  • ericwiz7923

    FYI I was told by a Kawasaki corporate engineer utilizing IO Link devices with Kawasaki IO would be really impractical because the limited IO range of the robot.

    I regularly use Balluf BNI EIP-xxx-105-Z015 modules (extended IO bricks) with Kawasaki which are very robust, reliable and easy to setup, but can understand what the Kawasaki engineer is referring to.


    Cerberus

    - Usually an IO controller is a rack (like a PLC), you add IO device to.

    - Usually a remote IO module, has ethernet port, power supply port input and physical IO connections.


    Which is the AL 1322 IFM Module out of the above?

    What is the AL 1322 IFM Module going to be connected to - ie it's purpose?

    If it is standalone then 288 signals seems a little high to me.


    Network topology or network map, is a 'picture of your network.

    So what is yours like, is it just an ethernet cable going from Kawasaki port 2 to AL 1322 IFM Module?


    Where is the eds file for the AL 1322 IFM Module?

    Have you used the correct values and input them into the relative adapter fields?

    Can you go online with the AL 1322 IFM Module and check for connectivity errors?

    Have you checked the correct signal allocations are set for the AL 1322 IFM Module?

  • -It's a remote IO module.


    -The AL1322 is connected to :

    IO/Link Electric cylinder

    IO/Link Distance sensor

    4 inductive sensor


    -Right, it's just this. A cable between Kawasaki port 2 and AL1322 module.


    -ifm IOL Master AL1322.txt This is the EDS of the AL1322 module.


    -In the adapter i've put the hostname "timesys-", it is necessarily adapter. I've put a correct ip configuration.


    -The AL1322 leds says that it is not connected to bus actually.


    -The configuration is automatic. The AL1322 recognize equipments that are connected.

  • -The configuration is automatic. The AL1322 recognize equipments that are connected.

    I doubt that is correct for ethernet/IP usage, maybe for their proprietary software yes......but I maybe wrong.


    Remote IO will most certainly have a predetermined fieldbus signal allocation.

    Not just to include the IO exchange, but also if error, faults, alarms occur to sniff on to and overheads.

    The eds will therefore have fixed data for functionality.

    The scanner (kawasaki) will require to be specifically set to these values in order to communicate using the correct network packet structure.


    A remote device to require 288 signals seems a little extreme to me for a remote IO device, unless it is an IO controller.

    Can you send the data sheet for the exact device you are using, maybe a picture of if too?

  • The AL1322 has 20 bytes for basis parametters.

    After i need 2 inputs and outputs bytes for each port in the AL1322 where an equipment is connected.

    So it make 20+2+2 at a minimum.

    But i prefer to pre-configure all the port so, 20+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2= 36 bytes inputs and outputs.

    36*8=288.


    Now i will try with only one part connected and all other disabled.

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