Posts by Frank Yeh

    Skooter Thank you! We have just replaced the E-stop unit. I am also replacing both contactors and the E-stop PCB in the old unit, and using the old E-stop unit as a backup.

    Fanuc Canada is taking forever to set up an account for us (it has been 3 weeks). Without an account, they wouldn't assign us a login.

    Hi pdl, the problem is that we don't have an account with Fanuc directly, so we can't see their list price. I have started the process of applying for an account, but it has been very slow on their end.


    It is good to know that Authorized integrators can't charge a premium. Thank you for your input.

    Thank you Skooter, I understand the possible conflict of interest.

    I completely agree with finding a company with good robotic knowledge and warranty. I have since ordered the part from our original integrator. They do charge a premium, but are also reliable.


    I have also purchased the PCB as well as the contactor to refurbish our existing E-Stop unit once it is swapped out. I appreciate your input!

    Thank you Skooter, we have the 15 year old R-30iA controller, which started to intermittently display the Srvo-348 dcs mcc off alarm code. So far, a power cycle and a few taps on the E-Stop unit would resolve the issue, but I am suspecting it is ether the relay switch on the PCB or the contactor itself that are reaching the end of their life cycle.


    We previously order through our integrator, but they seem to be charging a premium. For our company, they would prefer new stock. I will then refurbish the old unit as a backup. I have suggested getting a used controller as a backup, but the management is not keen on the idea.


    I am wondering other than ordering directly from Fanuc is there a reasonably priced vender that you would recommend. Thank you in advance.

    Could you good folks recommend a good vender for spare parts? I am looking at stocking an E-Stop Unit. Debating if I should get the whole unit, or just the magnetic contactors.

    Here is a basic Karel program for backing up everything in the Memory Card (MC) to the USB stick (UD1)


    I find it annoying to have to remove the Memory Card to back up all subfolders.


    This program works up to 3 levels of sub folders during testing. There is a risk of Stack Overflow with deeper levels.

    A new folder in UD1 is created to store contents in MC every time the program is executed (up to 9 folders daily).


    Disclaimer:
    I am learning the Karel program as I go, so please use it at your own risk.


    All feedback regarding programming is welcome.

    First of all, I want to thank you all for the wonderful community.


    I recently wrote a Karel program to backup all files (including subfolders) on MC to a new folder in UD1.

    If there are any interests, I will share the file once I have the chance to test it.


    My question is:

    Is there a way to run the Karel program without having to hold the Deadman switch and the shift key?

    I am currently calling the backup program from a TP program.
    Using the RUN command allows me to release the shift key, but I am hoping to be able to run the backup program even in Auto mode.
    One idea comes to mind is to use a digital output to trigger the Karel program. Is there a more straightforward way to do so?


    Thank you in advance.

    Hi TitusLepic,

    I am in the same boat. The other day I was wondering what could be the secondary uses of the robot. Being able to carve foam out for the mold shop would be very cool. Did you ever find the appropriate Cam program for it?

    Best,

    Frank

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