Posts by KovBo

    Hello everyone,

    I work at the factory where we have the old automation systems, and I should check the condition, technical documentation, software, etc. After that, we will decide where we need modernization in the future. I think, in the first, I need to create a checklist. Maybe someone has an example or can give me some advice about it. :help:

    Thanks in advance!

    KUKA does offer energy monitoring on KRC4, but I have never looked into it or used it. My guess was that question was asked since robot is considered for purchase and not yet available. If one has the robot and it is running some program, one can easily hang a clamp meter on one (or all) phases and see current draw - power is easily computed from that even if device does not offer own means to monitor power or energy... On KRC one should also be able to do that just by using Trace tool that is part of the KSS

    Now, we are only considering the concept of robotics and calculating the costs. It would be great to get the average and maximum value of the robot consumption for approximate calculations.

    Dear community,

    I have a question about service for the robot and control system namely KUKA.

    I did read manuals about maintenance of robot and control system, and I'm interested in question how the KUKA official cervice provides its service.

    -Does the KUKA provide extra services that are not listed in manuals?

    -How does the KUKA perform customer support? For example, the robot or control system have problem, KUKA will give remote consultation or the arrival of a specialist?

    -Does the big difference between the official KUKA service and local companies on service?

    -What advice would you give about work with a service company?

    P.S. If someone shares an example of a technical task for service of robot, I will be happy.


    Can you show me your example (If it possible)? Or tell please the sources on which you search the information.

    I also look for information to create my own standard, but so far I have little experience with robots.

    As far as I understood, disconnecting the system from the power supply will not be of much use.

    Thanks for the information

    What do you recommend?

    Leave the control system on and time to time move the robot, or turned off the power of system and disconnect the batteries?

    At the moment need to use the robot once a few week.

    Dear community,

    I have a question about possible downtime of robot.

    If I do not need to work with robot some time.

    Robot is programmed and made mastering.

    The batteries is OK.

    What the best solution for maximum preservation of robot control system components and robot?

    a)The robot control system is disconnected from the energy

    (How long time the control system can be turned off? If I will use this solution, will I have a problem starting it on after a long downtime?)

    b)The robot control system is work all time

    Control System: Kuka KR C4

    Thanks in advance

    Thanks for the answer, we are only start work with robots.

    I am from Ukraine and i work on European factory. We are adhere to Ukrainian, European and internal standards. I plan to develop an internal standard for the integration of industrial robots, to do this, I need to find all possible world standards and make one common which will take into account everything, especially the points of robot safety.

    As far as I understand from what I found on the internet, the basic standards for robots in Europe are:

    - EN 12100

    - EN ISO 10218-2

    I am interested in requirements that are not spelled out in the standards, but customers still require them, as in your example with automotive companies. (Even if these requirements seem unnecessary)

    For example:

    - What package of documents usually provide integrator after


    - Do customers looking for certified integrator who have completed

    certain courses for programming or it is usually not necessarily?

    - What types of security are commonly used? Light


    - As usually used robot independently or with PLC? (As far as I know,

    robots have their inputs and outputs which can be used for simple


    - Which manufacturer of external axes is usually chosen? Same as

    robot manufacturer for cell or other company?

    - Are there any requirements for the robot tool?

    - Are there any requirements for the programmed speed of the robot?

    - What data must be obtained in order to easily maintenance and

    adjust the program (if we need it in future)?

    - Who usually develops the concept for integration? Customer or


    - Etc.

    Also what need to pay attention to after installing and configuring the robot. What need to check?

    I understand that need to check some basic things such as:

    - Security system operation

    - Integrity of equipment

    - Full movement of the work axes and stop at the limits

    - Complete set of a cell

    What else can be checked?

    I understand that these questions may seem simple to you which do not require explanation, but remind I have just started to study this topic and all this is still new to me. ;)

    Thank you.

    Hello dear community,

    I am a junior engineer and don't have enough experience. I ask for your advice as more experienced professionals.

    Perhaps someone can share an example standard for the integration of industrial robots in a factory.

    For example:

    - Requirements for an integrator;

    - Programming requirements for robot;

    - Safety robot system requirements;

    - The list of documentation provided by the integrator after installation;

    - Etc.

    Or please tell me what need to pay attention when working with an integrator and writing a technical task.

    Thanks in advance

    P.S. I searched for a similar topic on the forum but did not find.