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  • Communicating with an Universal Robot

    I am trying to talk to a Universal Robot. I can get it to work using the Sockettest which is what they have in there example. Is this doable through Do-more I am using a Brix PLC.

    Here is the link of what they gave me.

    https://www.universal-robots.com/how...t-29999-15690/


  • #2
    Easily.

    OPENTCP to open a TCP socket to the device, STRPRINT to format commands, STREAMOUT to send commands to the device, STREAMIN to read responses, and CLOSE to close the socket. I strongly recommend that you implement the protocol as a dedicated Program Block and use Stages (and the Stage transition features of the instructions) to create the protocol sequence. This can range from easy to hopelessly painful depending on how you code it. Do it with Stages in a Program and it should go well for you.

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    • #3
      I use both Modbus and sockets to talk to UR robots and it works very well. One thing I know, the Do-more line can talk to just about anything in my experience. If I'm having trouble linking two devices I'll typically use a Do-More to act and a gateway.

      Example: Kollmorgen AKD drive and UR robot, they won't talk over Modbus

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      • #4
        You can also talk to a UR through Ethernet IP.
        If you've done the very best you can, worrying won't make it any better - Walt Disney

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ridgeline Mach View Post
          You can also talk to a UR through Ethernet IP.
          I would like to explore using Ethernet IP but don't even know where to start, I have A BRX as well as a UR10 An would like to get I/O from robot control to PLC, What is the best place to find Info on this

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Lucas.Allen View Post

            I would like to explore using Ethernet IP but don't even know where to start, I have A BRX as well as a UR10 An would like to get I/O from robot control to PLC, What is the best place to find Info on this
            https://www.universal-robots.com/how...p-guide-18712/

            https://forum.automationdirect.com/f...rsal-robots-ur

            Admittedly, in my application I am using a P2K, but the Modbus read and writes to the particular addresses should be what you focus on.
            Last edited by Todd Dice; 12-01-2018, 12:06 PM.
            Why worry? If you've done the best you can, worrying won't make it any better

            - Walt Disney

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