Posts by ven

    Hello does anyone know a simulation software that can import and simulate a yaskawa robot jobs while also allowing for communication with twincat. The motosim software cannot interface with external software so I'm looking for another simulation software that can. So far I've found roboDK that can import jbi files but not the other ones(PRM, DAT, CND) which store some parameters and functions needed for the operation of the system that needs to be simulated.

    Any advice would be highly appreciated.

    For a project I need to expand an existing twincat 3 simulation of a plc to be able to simulate the robot(s) it is connected to as well. Is there a way to have a simulation within twincat 3 send and receive commands/data that it would normally send/receive through ethercat to a motosim simulation?

    Alright I was wondering why the crma15-16 were connected to a board with just another 50 pin connector on it thought it was just to make them easier to acces. I missed that the connectors on there we're labeled crma58 and crma59 I've previously come across the layout for these but thought they were for a different model or something. Thanks a lot.

    I'm currently working with an R-30iB mate and need to make some I/O connections. While I can find a lot of information about how to digitally use the I/O ports I can't find out how to physically connect them in the cabinet to use as outputs/inputs. In another post on this site it's said that the on the inside of the cabinet door near the bottom there should be two 50 pin Honda connectors which are where you connect the digital I/O. I found these and they're labled CRMA15 & CRMA16 but I have no idea if these are indeed the I/O or how I need to connect something to them without knowing which pins are used for output, input or ground. does anyone know if I have the right ports and if so how I can wire them to be used?

    Thank you for the reply.

    I'd rather not change anything about the current wiring of ports as other tools might require them as they currently are and it might complicate other projects after I'm done. If it's not possible to change the inputs to outputs with the software I'll probably switch to using the I/O inside the cabinet as the controller for the tool is in a case right next to it. The only reason I wanted to use the RO was cause those wires were conveniently there and would save me the trouble of having to run aditional wires.

    I am currently interning at a company and working with a LR Mate 200iD robot for which the company has previously designed and produced a custom tool. The person who designed this tool has left the company a couple years ago and the company whishes to improve upon the tool. My taks is to make these improvements. To implement these improvements I need the fanuc system to output 4 signals to an external controller. The current design uses the EE12P to send signals to the same controller(port 7&8 with 12 as ground) and as it happens has 4 extra cables to the EE12 that are not being used that I Might be able to use for this purpose.

    I have checked the manual and it seems the EE12 only has 2 output ports 7&8 with the rest being either 24V sources, grounds or input ports(see attached image) but when using the controller it seems like there are 8 outputs/inputs when I navigate to the RO/RI page. Can the input ports be used as outputs with like with other I/O ports? Or are these wired differently so that they can only be used as inputs.

    Thanks in advance.


    I'm currently working on a project in which the speed of a custom build tool needs to be measured continuously while the arm is executing a program and then output the speed to an external controller(arduino) so it can adapt some settings based on how fast the tool is moving. I have never worked with a fanuc before. After searching on google I found that tracking the system variable $SCR_GRP[1].$MCH_SPD in a background program would allow me to continuous measure the tools speed. However I can find no further explanation on how it to do this and how I can output the measured speed through I/O.

    Can someone explain me how I can track the $SCR_GRP[1].$MCH_SPD variable and then output it?

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