Robot newbie here. I've essentially been given an old s-430iW that was gathering dust at my employer, and am now going through the re-license process with Fanuc.
A couple of questions:
1. My understanding is that all installed options on the controller are essentially lost once it's been re-licensed. Meaning if I want things that are already on there, I'd need to buy them. Correct?
Currently installed (via STATUS/Version ID on teach pendant):
Fanuc Handling tool
Karel run-time environment
Robot servo code
s-430iW floor maintenance
Program number selection
TCP auto set
Cycle time priority
CE mark (pretty sure I don't need this as I'm not in Europe)
Would I lose all of the above unless I specifically request they be added back on?
2. I'm being offered a 25% discount on the first order (ie, this one). I've had them quote the ASCII upload option so I can load .LS files on the controller and have them converted to .TP files. My plan is to use 3rd-party (not Fanuc) software for offline programming (.LS files), ultimately to become a large-format 3d printer. Given the use as a fabrication-robot... any recommendations for Fanuc options I might want to add up-front so I can benefit from the discount?
Any insight is appreciated.