Posts by vvelikov

    Thank you!

    Do you think it is possible to find with another KUKA office?

    It is not KUKA Bulgaria, but the Hungarian office... The said the software is discontinued (Arc.Tech and Touch.Sense) and cannot be offered anymore :(

    What i need is the robot to find properly the welding seam - there are more than 50 weld seams to be done on the same product so it needs to be checked if there are any bent or moved parts.

    I will ask for MeasureTech, lets see if it is available...

    Hi again :)
    it is all good with the DL, now i can copy the files, delete them, stop and cancel the level 1 programs. By hand only :/

    All this i can do when triggering the $flag[2] - thats what i am using atm.
    I am using the variable display - just set KRDLTRIGGERVAR to true and the DL is starting, copying or deleting (depends what i set to true)

    What i cannot do is to do that automatically: I am inserting the variables etc in the CELL and i am starting the DL with the flag.
    But it seems that the code is not working - it just starting the file TEST.src from the CELL without deleting or copying anything.

    Here is the code i am using:

    What i want to do is:
    1. Deleting all from the target directory
    2. Copying all from the source directory
    3. Executing the key file
    4. Repeat

    I am correct in using the CELL.SRC or i have to use SPS.SUB for that?
    Any help appreciated!

    Thanks! Well... that was the example given by DirLoader - I am not sure how it works :(
    In the manual it is not clear how to stop and cancel the current program, and as I am not a programmer I am struggling to continue without help.
    I am even willing to pay for the help if someone is able to help as I really want to have this DirLoader working as it should

    Hi again :)
    i am fighting again the DirLoader as it is paid and i need to use this functionality
    Ok, long story short ;) i am able to move the files from the source directory to the target one.
    I can start the main file with no issues and i managed to copy all the files without linking error - one file is calling all the others and this file name is starting with Z :) to be copied last.
    I am stuck with stopping and canceling the active program so to be able to delete the copied modules and to copy them again.
    I am trying this functionality with KRdirLoaderSubmit.src it starts ok but just stays on this line CWRITE($CMD,STAT,MODE,TMPNAME[]):

    ;**********KUKA Directory Loader Demo APP**********************
      IF ($MODE_OP==#EX) AND (StrLen($PRO_NAME1[]) <> 0) THEN
      ;stopping the running R_INT

    I suppose the program is stopped and now i need to cancel it - how can i do that if it is stopped?
    What i am missing?

    what i need to do:
    1. Copy of the first 6 files
    2. Start the key file
    3. After finishing of the key file - STOP and CANCEL it
    4. Delete the copied files
    5 -> go to N1

    Any help appreciated!

    What i can add to the info already given:
    Yes, you can use KRC1 or KRC2 (better) controller and robot to do milling work with a robot.
    How accurate it will be all depends of the robot condition. SO it is good to check if the robot you have is with a good mechanic before you invest more in it.
    Have in mind that KRC1 robots are not supported by KUKA atm. And it is hard to find reliable spare parts etc.
    I am sure you can find a KRC1 controller somewhere in the net. Going for different controller - Siemens etc - i would not recommend as you will need the machine kinematic, suitable postprocessor and so on - that would add to the cost a lot.
    Sprutcam outputs durectly KRL (SRC files) code and you dont need to buy additional options like KUKA.CNC etc.
    But you will need a working KUKA controller for that :) you can find KRC1 a bit hard to communicate - no USB, just FDD and CD.

    in short, what you will need:
    1. The robot - installed and working correctly without any errors. Preferably model with more load - KR240 or even better KR360 for stone milling.
    2. The spindle - think about stone milling spindle with enough power to cut with disk, water cooled, with sensor so you can have information about RPM's and eventual overheating protection...
    3. Interface between the robot and spindle - you will need some inputs/outputs to be able to control the spindle through the inverter.
    4. Software - CAD and CAM - it is important to think about this on time - software, will it include a postprocessor and robot kinematics, including a table? Good training and support - especially if you dont have the experience.

    As addition it will be nice if you can get a sensor interface with the robot to protect the robot and workpiece if something wrong happen (tool broke?)
    add on would be a software to feed the code to the robot - that is very good for complex models as you will have a lot of files and KUKA robots have some memory limitations...

    I hope that will help for a start :)

    Hello everyone :) and all the best for the New 2019 Year!
    I am trying to use the fast measurement inputs on a KRC2 robot so i can do a proper TCP calibration device.
    I asked KUKA for the X33 KRC2 kit but unfortunately they are not selling that anymore.
    So i am thinking to make the wiring myself but i cannot find the X11 (on the RDC board) pinout anywhere ;(

    Can somebody help?


    I think this is the VW version you have there, so just search for this type of robot - it is a bit different of the standard ones...
    As about the errors you had - commenting out Interbus should be ok, the emergency stop faults etc should be cleared up when you do the X11 (or its VW version) plug wiring - check the forum for this info, or this thread from the beginning.
    I dont believe the language change is the cause of the crash of KSS - personally i would do just clean reinstall of the KSS first - just start the setup in KRC1_CD folder and follow the instructions

    Do you have the KRC1_CD folder on your D: drive?
    I think your best option is to reinstall.
    Also you can check the config file - may be you did it wrongly?
    Just for the future - it is better to make a full copy of a working installed HDD before you do any changes - Norton Ghost is really good for this kind of thing...

    Hello jkinst,
    I am using Sprutcam everyday and can confirm that it is easy to use and configure BUT you need to educate yourself a bit.
    I will try to make it short as panicmode already had good point for a solution - in the Sprutcam website there is a really good section with tutorials how to configure your software.

    1. You need to know your tool configuration - not only the length but most importantly the orientation of the tool (A, B and C) - you will need to put these in Sprutcam machine configuration of your robot in terms to have correct code.
    here you can find some info about it:….html?tool_user_frame.htm
    2. To use rotary table you need to know the exact dimensions/coordinates of the table base center and insert that data in Sprutcam and THEN the software will output correct code. Is your table calibrated?
    3. In Sprutcam you have a variety of postprocessor to use - just pick the basic KUKA one, if you have only the one for KRC4 ask your dealer to send you an older one. If they cant help, write back here and i will send you what i have here.

    Hope that helps, Sprutcam is one of the best packages available and is really easy to use - but you need to put some efforts in the beginning :)
    BTW i wrote earlier to different users here about how to configure Sprutcam - use the search in the forum to find this info.