Posts by tomcat955

    I was searching for the cords and came across a guy who offered to sell me 3 more similar robots for scrap weight. 1 zx200s D controller and 2 zx165u C controller I bought them up figured it was better then buying any spare parts individually and I could resell extra parts after. They came with cords and 6 or so teach pendants and some are missing parts. Today I wired up the zx200s and d controller I first bought that I posted the model numbers for above. After messing with it I got it to boot. It seems that it is set up for spot welding. I had a low voltage encoder battery error. I replaced the battery with a 3.2v batterys I bought from the store, It still threw the error, so I ordered the correct 3.6v battery will be shipped to me soon. I was unable to jog the robot at all, not sure if this is related to the low battery error but it was saying something along the lines of motor power is off. Other then replacing the battery what do you recommend I do from now? How do I take backups?

    well I got the cables, actually ended up buying 3 robots, 1 zx200s with a d controller and 2 zx165u with what I believe are C controllers, they have a round plug for the teach pendants and the pendants are very simple only a few buttons. Have not messed with the zx165u but have put power to the original zx200s, I got it to boot pendant turns on seems it was previously used for spot welding. It throws a error low encoder battery, I changed the battery with 2 lithium ion batterys I bought at the store but they were only 3.2v not 3.6 still throws error and says no motor power when trying to do jog anything, ordering new batterys tonight. Is there a way to reset everything to factory defaults that you would recommend.

    How realistic would it be to design a cell to remove automotive tires off of rims for scrap metal processing. I was thinking a thinking a large conveyor you could push rims into that feeds a automatic tire machine. Maybe purpose building a tire machine would be better then using a 6 axis robot to run a standard tire machine. Any ideas has this been done before? maybe cutting them off is a better option but that destroys good tires and would be tricky to have a saw blade last that long. Maybe a band saw?

    A quick google looking for those part numbers came back practically nothing, I will try Kawasaki in the morning hopefully they can help. Are the wiring diagrams available for those plugs? I understand it’s really not preferred to make cables but it may be my only choice, if the cables are not able to be found/cost multiple $1000s it’s not practical for me to invest that much into a robot that I still do not know if the boards are corrupted/fried etc etc atleast just for testing. Does Kawasaki sell/give out the manuals? I think would really help with setting up/trouble shooting

    We’ll I picked up the robot

    D32f A901 is the controller model number

    Serial z0439

    Zx2000395 is the robot serial number


    If you have any manuals or anything that could help me in this project please let me know. I’m driving 6 hours home from Michigan with it right now once I get back and unload it will try to figure out a better idea of exactly what cables I am missing. The controller states 460v aswell would it be possible to make it to run on 240v 3 phase? If not I can run the 460v have it in my building but would be easier 240v

    I found a good deal on a Kawasaki zx200s, cheap enough I could make my money back parting out/scrapping. I would like to purchase it. it would be my first robot really just excited to learn about it and i figure no better way to do so then getting a old machine running. I do have a background in metal working and machining and mechanics and a understanding of basic electronics so i am not completely ignorant aswell as a old shop that has 3 phase power and a forklift/machinery to move the bot. It comes with the robot, teach pendant and the controller, has not been ran in years, the guy who i am getting it from is a old timer that said that when he purchased it years ago all of the cords to plug everything were missing he got sick/life got in the way and lost the ability to finish the project. Is it realistic to think I could either find the cords used or make my own myself? What are some things to look for? Are the manuals available?

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