Robotic System Sanity Check

  • Can someone tell me if I am missing anything? This will be my first ground-up system design.


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  • do you mind explaining the architecture or actual goal behind this?

    it appears that you plan on using small non-safety PLC to collect diagnostics data from several small safety controllers (Banner SC10-2ROE) and then passing this data to Node Red over Modbus/TCP.

    1) read pinned topic: READ FIRST...

    2) if you have an issue with robot, post question in the correct forum section... do NOT contact me directly

    3) read 1 and 2

  • Yes, I was under the impression that safety signals can not be sent over ethernet but I also want to be able to monitor all systems remotely. So, my thought was that I could use the Banner SC10-2ROE for necessary safety inputs (EStop, Doors, etc) and then send relevant data to a Siemens PLC. The Siemens PLC can then pass data to/from other Banner PLCs and be connected to a Node-Red service for purely monitoring purposes.

    The goal I guess would be to pass coords from vision to the robot and signal conveyor movement based on vision as well. Generally, its function is a pick-and-place routine with a couple of extra steps.

  • So your suggesting skip the banner PLC's and only use a single s1200f? Would it be capable of handling ALL the aforementioned functions?

  • As panic mode said, use one safety plc. Then you are flexible, safe and probably cheaper. Never have seen such a complicated design. Exeption would be if all the different components will be independend and programmed by different suppliers.

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