Posts by Kalagaraz

    I will try.
    Is your reamer carried by the robot faceplate? If so, the question becomes "do you have the EE connector amphenol on the manipulator?"

    If your reamer is carried by the faceplate, and if the EE amphenol is present, then you do not need the splitter.

    Any more help from the 4 and 5 star members? We need a hero.

    Reamer is not carried by the faceplate. For motoman robots, they (our integrators) always run the reamer into robot cabinet and control them by IO on the motoman robot, no PLC involvement. For Fanucs, they always create a seperate reamer control cabinet, have an PLC linked IO block control the reamer, and then a DO just goes from fanuc to PLC, and PLC triggers reamer. Looks like we are just going to have to do same thing on this cell we are building ourselves. Thought about cutting and splicing into the EE wires before they leave robot cabinet (They denied my REQ for the EE splitter boards), but if we ever have to replace a reamer cable or something, will be hard on maintenance guy.

    I appreciate the help though, learned a little bit even though I failed to accomplish anything haha.

    I must confess that I do not know what that CRT16 connector is for. I would like to know.

    Can you post a picture of the top of your Main Board. What is plugged in to the "Honda" connectors? (The same style connectors as JRS 15?)

    I can get you a picture later, but CRT16 is where the fault light, estop button, cycle start button, fault reset button etc... are wired into. I have 2 SIs for user button, and 2 SOs for user LED. Figured those would go to the CRT16 connect as well. But alas, even if I did find them, they arn't allowable choices inside the teach pendant programs.

    Do you happen to have a part number for the EE splitter board? I can't seem to find it on google.

    On an R-30iA without any process IO boards, are there any hardwired inputs and outputs I can use? I saw there are some SOP inputs and outputs that could be tied to user buttons, but i'm not sure exactly where they would be wired to, I'm thinking CRT16 but cant find a pinout for this connector. I need just 1 input and 1 output I can use to tie to a reamer.

    Anyone know the safety requirements regarding the DCS safety signature? Currently we input the safety signature into our guardlogix controllers to ensure they match. This is a little troublesome as it requires making changes to the PLCs safety settings any time DCS signature changes (motor replacement etc...).

    I'm wondering if just making use of the CCL and CCR signals in the guardlogix controller with some type of login verification on panelview would meet safety requirements. In other words, if the CCL is triggered, the robot is disabled in the guardlogix until an authorized employee logs into panelview and acknowledges it sending the CCR signal back to fanuc, and unlocking the robot in the guardlogix safety logic.

    I don't exactly understand how you found that. After you open the file how did you know where to look in all of the gibberish and random characters?

    I noticed DCS code written in plain text in file, then I knew the password was 1111 on the one robot so I converted that to hex, and noticed it came after the words DCS code. So any other code would be stored in hex in the exact same position after DCS code.

    Old topic, but I just figured this out and figured I would share it in case someone needs it in future. The DCS master code can actually be read in hexadecimal from the file as shown below. The top file the password is 1111, the highlighted hex is "04 57", the bottom file the password is 9713 and highlighted hex is "25 F1". Just use a hexadecimal to decimal converter to get the password from the hex values.

    Have some recently setup motoman XRC robots that keep giving a missing arc when welding even though it is striking an arc. Robot will strike arc, weld in same spot without moving through weld and then give missing arc after a second or two.

    If we put the welding power supplies into calibrate mode and then try to weld it will still give missing arc alarm which is unusual since it's not suppose to strike an arc in calibrate mode.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Setting up a new XRC robot on one of our weld lines. Normally we have the AUX setup to allow us to enable welding while in teach mode. In the ladder I can see the AUX key turns on 5065 and then 5065 is setup as an OR to allow welding, but I cannot for the life of me find where they tied the AUX key on pendant to 5065?

    Does anyone here know?


    We have a couple NX100 pendants where the touch position registers incorrectly. Does anyone know off hand if there is a way to calibrate the touchscreen? I've looked through all the menus and can't seem to find anything.


    We've recently come into a weird issue.

    We have a PLC communicates via devicenet to this I/O module:

    It fires 4 different outputs which are signal wires to 2 separate reamers. 2 for "ream cycle start" and 2 for "spray anti-spatter".

    The power for these outputs comes in via Aux power from a 24v supply inside the Fanuc robot cabinet for Robot 1. This also gives power to the reamer itself.

    There are 4 total welding robots inside this cell.

    Robots fire DOUT 30, which goes to PLC and from PLC it sets the bit for that module to fire the reamer.

    These robots were just installed, they use to be old panasonic robots, and now they put in new fanucs. This problem did not occur before the new robots were put in.

    Problem: When Robot 1 strikes an arc, the reamers will start cycling and spray their anti-spatter until Robot 1 finishes it's weld. It will do this for every single weld on Robot 1.

    Troubleshooting so far:

    1. I watched PLC, DOUT 30 never came on from robot, and PLC never told reamers to fire.

    2. When welding manually with the teach pendant in hand and inside the cell, it does not fire the reamers, even though the reamers still have power. I can turn on DOUT 30 and reamers go just fine.

    3. There is 5 volts between the cabinet (ground) and negative side of 24v power wire.

    4. Measuring the ohms between an output pin, and 24v wire will cause the output to fire. It does not do this on any other identical cell.

    5. There is a Pheonix Contactor safety relay right beside the 24v supply in top of fanuc cabinet, they are using the ground wire as the return side of coil (I believe? It's going to pin A22, and removing it causes contactor to drop out).

    Honestly I have no idea what is causing the issue, we have tried pretty much everything. When I go back into work, I'm going to try putting a pull-down resistor on each output.

    We have an old panasonic robot which is a YA-1NA model. We all of a sudden started getting an error A4010 Welded Contact: Harmony Emergency Stop 2.

    Anyone know what harmony is and where I can find it so I can trace through the switches and relays to find whats stuck?

    The only circuit diagrams we have are for the YA-1GA which has a pretty different safety board in it.

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