Hi. I am new to KUKA. I was trying to understand what local slave 1 to 5 means on the ethernet ip communication settings. Could anyone direct me to any document? I have read through KUKA ethernet IP manual. It says stuff about how to set it but not what they actually mean. Like are they 5 physical devices?
I just configured a link between krc4 and Omron nx1p2 PLC with the PLC as master and used the KRC4 eds and the robot IP in sysmac studio to create the tag link.
I put the IP of my PLC as the scanner IP on the communication settings. I used local slave 1 and mapped it to the IO. Its working.
But I am confused because I never mentioned any IP address when configuring the local slave. I only mentioned the TO and OT instances.
How are the local slave 1 mapping and robot mapping related?