Setting mechanism parameters from RAPID

  • I have been tasked with recreating a moving 3D model of a gripper. I decided to move the fingers with two joints in a tool mechanism.

    I want to know if it is possible to set the opening distance of the gripper fingers from a RAPID program and, if so, how to do that. I already know you can create poses and call them with digital outputs, but I need to be able to open the fingers anywhere from 0 to 40 mm (symmetrically). Is there a way to achieve what I said?

  • MOM

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  • You might be able to look into tying the controller parameters to your smart components, that might be the way you're going with simulation this in depth. You should be able to set an analog signal to the distance of a linear motor if I remember right.

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