IRB6400 M94 and robotstudio..

Is it possible to simulate an IRB6400 M94 in robotstudio and save to disk and read it by the robot?

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It is possible to IRB6400 M94 send/receive programs by cable between computer and the robot or if floppy the only alternative.

Regards Patric

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  • Anders S
    Anders S Sweden mod
     

    Hi Patric,

    RobotStudio 4.0 have not support for S4 M94.  

    However, as a workaround can you use a V3.2 controller (the oldest controller with full support in RS) instead of the M94 controller. The drawback with this solution is that you have to modify the configuration files (e.g. EIO.cfg), but the rapid program made in RS will be possible to load into the real robot (as long as you don't use rapid instructions that is available in V3.2 but not in M94).


    The M94 doesn't have a ftp server as the S4C+ have, so the only way to send files from a PC is to send them over the serial link using the RAP protocol (option Serial Link RAP). Normally the Serial Link RAP option isn't installed and to be able to install it, you need to reboot the controller. Also there is a recommendation to upgrade the memory.
    When this is done you need to write some kind of application (or buy WebWare from ABB) that are able to send the files to the controller.
    So probably the floppy way would be the easiest (and cheapest) way.
    Best regards,
    Anders Spaak
    ABB Robotics

  • Thank you Anders for your fast anwser.

    Regards
    Patric
  • mues
    mues Germany
    Anders S said:
     

    Hi Patric,

    RobotStudio 4.0 have not support for S4 M94.  

    However, as a workaround can you use a V3.2 controller (the oldest controller with full support in RS) instead of the M94 controller. The drawback with this solution is that you have to modify the configuration files (e.g. EIO.cfg), but the rapid program made in RS will be possible to load into the real robot (as long as you don't use rapid instructions that is available in V3.2 but not in M94).

    The M94 doesn't have a ftp server as the S4C+ have, so the only way to send files from a PC is to send them over the serial link using the RAP protocol (option Serial Link RAP). Normally the Serial Link RAP option isn't installed and to be able to install it, you need to reboot the controller. Also there is a recommendation to upgrade the memory. When this is done you need to write some kind of application (or buy WebWare from ABB) that are able to send the files to the controller. So probably the floppy way would be the easiest (and cheapest) way.

    Hello,

    this might be an pretty old topic but it is still new for me. My question is, shouldnt the serial connection also work with "advanced functions" option. The rapid manual says that i could open channels and send information with af.

    Kind regards