Posts by droth

    Yeah, just add a line to your program that increments a data register after every time you fire that output. It doesn't even have to run in the background, necessarily, unless you prefer it to.

    DO[X] = ON

    R[x] = R[x] + 1

    You can zero it out at the end of the program or do so manually whenever...

    Not sure why you got the snarky replies. This is not new technology that is only available on certain models. Can do this with pretty much any Fanuc robot from R-J2 on...

    I may have an old manual here somewhere, but it is a hard copy. We had/have a couple of GMF S-10s, and believe it or not, one of them is still alive and kicking and is critical to one of our most productive work cells.

    Let me do some digging to see if I can find it...

    Looks like you have dead batteries. Replace the 4 batteries in the robot base, under power, reset pulse coder alarms, and remaster. You can search the forum for more detailed instructions if you need them.

    Not repeatable after remaster? Might want to remaster again. Points are not likely going to be exactly where they were, but I think it should be repeatable.

    I would say remaster until things are repeatable and then touch up points and/or frames. But you might wait until someone more confident than myself chimes in...

    If you bridge the correct terminals and replace any blown fuses you should be golden. What do you mean both are receiving 24V? I thought you reconnected the bridges?

    I thought with the dual chain safety circuits, one was 24V and the other was 0V...

    Did you blow the 3.2A fuse on the servo amp?

    SRVO 230 is Chain 1 Abnormal 24V. SRVO-237 is Cannot Reset Chain Failure.

    Power Cycle is about your only option.

    In my experience, you don't need anything until you actually do need it. I've probably done 10-12 machine/cell tending integrations for my employer. Maybe 2 of them utilize a user frame. I have not heard a convincing argument as to why I should automatically teach a bunch of different frames of reference when creating a new work cell. If you think it will be useful to your application, teach it. If not, why bother?

    I get these alarms quite often on older, R-J3 controls. Most of the time they are easily resettable just by pushing and releasing the pendant ESTOP button and issuing a reset, but sometimes we have to go into the system configuration menu (line 29, I think) to get it to clear.

    Basically, the dual chains of the ESTOP circuitry are not opening and/or closing within the expected timeframe. It can (and in our case, does) happen for no apparent reason. I have even been able to generate this alarm by turning the AUTO/T1/T2 key switch too slowly or feathering the dead man switch while in teach mode. You could try rewiring your ESTOP circuitry and replacing buttons or switches, but my experience is that some controllers are just a little more susceptible to chain failure than others for whatever reason. There are 2 or 3 different ways to reset a chain fault, and I would recommend teaching them all to whoever is responsible for keeping the robot running.

    Yes, transformer built into the cabinet. I am 99% sure this is the right drive, and Fanuc's cRc lists the same part number for this robot. I just hate ordering something like this with even a sliver of doubt.

    Need to replace the amplifier in an M-16i with R-J3iB B-cabinet. Found one online, but the description says 200-230VAC. These are not dependent on a particular supply voltage, are they? My robots are tapped for and supplied with 480VAC. I don't particularly care to spend $6K on something that won't work, though.

    The salesperson said he would check with his tech guys, but that could take a couple days. Hopefully someone here can confirm this for me a little sooner....?

    Probably a simple explanation, but something I've not encountered before. When jogging, all of the coordinate systems on my current install display with an S/ in front of them, i.e. S/WORLD, S/USER, etc. I think maybe JOINT is the only one that does not show that S/ before it. What does this S/ mean? It doesn't seem to affect anything in any way, but I have never seen this before and was curious...:/

    It's been nearly 4 years, and I do not recall exactly, but I think I had the robot's posture wrong. J5 specifically. Either I had the wrist pointing straight down and it should have been horizontal or I had it horizontal and it should have been straight down.

    But I am 99% sure it was a boneheaded mistake on my part and nothing weird or sinister with the robot.

    Not sure with the R-30s, but I know the R-J3s have a jumper that determines whether i/o is sinking or sourcing. Admittedly a longshot, but...

    Your pressure sensor could (should?) be wired to the PPABN (pneumatic pressure abnormal) signal. Otherwise, you could monitor the digital input in a background program...

    You just need to map your PB input to User Input 7. Whenever that button gets pressed while in a remote condition, robot will run the home MACRO. No need to monitor anything.