Posts by MHammer

    There is plenty of motions before and after this line of code, but there is a hitch.

    But I have a WAIT FOR prior to reading the variables. So I need to trigger it without a motion as the trigger.

    We are primarily a company that deals with ABB robots.

    My colleague who started this project has created his own motion commands that closely resemble ABB's.

    For example:

    MoveJ(XP1:{0 x,0 y, 100 z, 0 a, 0 b, 0 c},Vel,Acc,Apo,TOOL_DATA[x],BASE_DATA[x])

    Which helps us offset motions without altering the specific point.

    I have implemented TRIGGER in several places, but in the case of using our own motion command, it doesn't seem to be able to detect and set the output correctly.

    Thanks for your replies.

    Thanks for the reply.

    What would be the best way to get all the variables without typing CONTINUE infront of each line?

    A subroutine call with a CONTINUE infront?


    I have a question regarding the Advance Run Stop in my Main.src and reading/storing values from a GroupInput.

    Does this produce an Advacne Run Stop that halts my movements momentarily?

    Acording to the manual it should only stop should be if the robot changes an output and then halts the cursor.

    Is this also true for when reading Inputs? And should I Copy+Paste a CONTINUE infront of every single line?


    I think I got the problem solved, by restoring the KrcExtConfMsg.xml file to it's default values. I had two lines of codes in it to ignore som error codes, which haven't caused any issue prior to the restart.


    KSS: 8.6.7

    ROBOT: KR10 R1420


    I've suddenly gotten this issue with a robot.

    Error while reading KrcExtConfMsg.xml which leads to when I click it, Too many slots used, KRC_IO.xml.

    Prior to this issue I have restarted the robot with Reload files ticked and then the problem showed itself. So the file has been altered at some point before the restart.

    But I can not figure out what to change in the .xml file.

    The controller does not have ProfiNET or any other fieldbus other than the EtherCAT Beckhoff modules for IO.

    The robotic cell has two of these robots with the same configuration and the other robot does not have the same issue.


    Same question? do you know how to solve it. I remember there is a xml file but the name i dont remember.

    It is answered in #2, but I'll make it easy for you ;)

    - Find C:\KRC\SmartHMI\Config\Authentication.config

    - Set <LeaseTime>0</LeaseTime> (Within the yellow box)

    - Restart controller

    I've got success with just altering the top most value.

    This may be a basic function and everybody knows how to do it, but not me.

    How do I alter the description for IO Mapping?

    I've been looking through most but apparently not all menu's and can't seem to find a way to make my own inputs for IO Descriptions.

    Thanks in advance


    KSS 8.6 & KSS 8.7 (I have had two system do this)

    I will make a KRCDiag when possible and send it to KUKA support.

    I have that issue regularly since KSS 8.5. I contacted Kuka about it and they are aware of the bug but apparently still not resolved.

    You can restart the SmartHMI from running SmartHMI.exe located in C:\KRC\SmartHMI.

    Thanks. I'll try that next time, if it happens again.

    But I did manage to find StartKRC.exe that did the same thing 10 min. after I created this thread.

    I'm unsure which one of the two is the correct way to do it.

    Thanks for the description.

    As for your last paragraph regarding feedback, I'll try to update this topic, and when I contact KUKA I will have a better understanding of the terms.

    It was difficult for me to describe my issue



    No I did not manage to solve the issue. And I've had alot of other projects in the meantime so I can't quiet remember what workaround I got working.

    I think for the simulation, I had some timers that I tweaked to match the simulation.



    As pointed out by SBDP_4.0 you could use C:\KRC\SmartHMI\SmartHMI.exe to restart the software.


    I've got a strange problem on two of the eight robots I have at a clients warehouse.

    The SmartPAD would suddenly close or crash the SmartHMI and just leave me with the bare Windows 10 desktop.

    Q: Is it possible to boot the SmartHMI again, from the Windows desktop, without restarting the controller?

    A: Yes, see update above this.

    I've tried unplugging the SmartPAD by pressing the top button and pulling out the cable leaving it for 2 min., but it just boots up with the same screen as attached.


    KSS 8.6 & 8.7 (Two different robots, running almost same setup.)

    A ref_test call is triggered when a reboot of the controller has been performed or when a mayor change to the safety system.

    I do not have a link to the specific documentation, but I've read it somewhere.



    RobotStudio 2022.1 (64-bit)

    Version 22.1.9826.0

    Release Notes

    You have the latest version.

    Supports RobotWare 5.06 to 6.13 and 7.0 to 7.6, including revisions.

    Virtual controller & robot

    IRB5710 - OmniCore V250XT


    I'm making a simulation and I need to make a DO to have the simulation do what I want.

    But each time I try to create one, in Controller > Configuration > I/O System, I get this error.

    I can't seem to find the correct information about the long error code "-1073414146" and the things I've found does not make sense in my head.

    Is this because of the new Omnicore controller has a different "How-To" create signals?


    Do you have the actual KRC4? Simplest way to get a screenshot would be to download the ScreenShot package from

    #2 No I do not have the KRC4 on hand. It's at the customers, that hasn't installed internet in the building yet and he is located 3 hours away. But the screenshot option is already installed on the robots. :)

    But I need to be on site to do so.

    #3 Yes, thank you. That's what I was looking for. Even though that the cell has 8 robots, they each have their own controller so the second picture is sufficient.




    Is someone able to help me?

    I'm in need of a screenshot from the smartPAD of the operating mode screen, when the mode key is turned. It's for a manual.

    I do not have a physical controller on hand, and the OfficeLite does not have the screen but only a dropdown menu.


    Basically what I need is a screenshot of the whole image shown on the screen when the key is turned clockwise. If possible one image with each mode active (T1, T2, Aut and Ext), would be much appreciated :)

    I'm deeply thankful to the person who would help me :)


    I'm still emailing back and forth with KUKA. I've tried all V6 revisions.

    .13, .16, .18, .20 with the same result. KUKA says that the can't replicate my issue.
    While this has been an issue I've been working offline, not on site.

    As of today I'm back at the site and I already had the software close without warning. I'm online and I am able to see all controllers (8 robots).

    One thing I have not tried is a new project file. But my superior is not paying me to test the software, so I'll have to deal with the issue until a new project comes up.

    Thanks for the responses.


    #2 Already done that :) Waiting for their reply.

    I actually thought I had the newest (newest is not always better). Downloading it now to see if it helps, or else I'll have to revert to an older version.

    #3 Can't remember exactly, but I try using .exe installers when installing new software.

    Has anyone else a problem with WorkVisual (V6.0.18_Build0748, Buildtime 16 july 2021 09:42) that when left unattended it closes and your non-saved work is gone? ;(

    Besides all the times it crashes when you try to deploy, edit, save, load, modify, click, change, download, type........:cursing:

    I know that different factors are at play here, like my PC, RAM, storage....but for a piece of software that is at V6, should not be this unstable!

    Thanks in $ADVANCE=1 :P