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Software reset of the position of external axis angle

During the execution of a program I have to rotate the plate used as an external axis (IRBP A250) for 250 times reaching the angle 250*360=90.000 [deg]
To restart again the program I have to wait the table to rotate back to position 0 [deg] for few minutes. Since I think that the angle position is only a software evaluation, is it possible to reset it to a value between 0 and 360?
For example: if I am in position 36.050 is it possible to reset the value between 0 and 360, and so to the value 50° for the actual position, and wait only few seconds to take it back to position 0 ?


  • Yes, if yo have the option "610-1 Independent Axis." Then can you use IndReset:

    IndReset (Independent Reset) is used to change an independent axis back to normal mode. At the same time, the measurement system for rotational axes can be moved a number of axis revolutions.

    This instruction can only be used in the main task T_ROB1 or, if in a MultiMove system, in Motion tasks.

    Best regards,
    Anders Spaak
    ABB Robotics