Wobj with custom mechanizm and external axis wizard

Hello,

I have problem with configuration of robots system with my own created external axis from collada file. I've created mechanism, saved it as a library and imported for my station, move and attached robot to the skid.
 After I created robot system from layout, but it was impossible to connect mechanism in this step. 

Added all neccessary options in Installation Menager.

Restart my system and now I have first strange information:

Everytime, when I restart VC RobStudio asks me about detaching robot from track. Why is it asking everytime about it? I want it to be attached - so I press 'No'. Everything is fine at this step so I need to add track as external axis to robot so I use External Axis Wizard.




And now It looks like I want to. I have joint jog active, I my mechanism, as an external axis activated in VC, I can move robot from jog in teachpendant level. Robot wobjt is placed in value 0 of the track and this is what I would like to have. 


But now, when I restart my controler one more time, it asks my again about detaching Robot with current holder. When I press 'No' this time, I have information 
and from this step wobj is coordinated with the robot base, but I don't want it. Strange is also, that on graphical View of station I can see wobj0 some else from this time, then it real is located. (on the screen USC is set for wobj0 frame which is white shaded on the buttom of the screen)

How to create the system where the wobj0 is located always same place in 0 of track, no-metter what is a possition of the robot on track?

Why every restart programm asks me for deattach robot?

I remember about one year ago, I was creating systems like that in the same way and still have backups for that. Have no idea, why now I cannot reach this :disappointed:

Thank you in advance for help.

Comments

  • Hello there!

    Take a look at this post: https://forums.robotstudio.com/discussion/12170/how-to-create-a-mechanism-for-the-standalone-controller-and-xyz-gantry-in-robotstudio

    I know it's not a 100% match to your use case, but I cover some mechanism creation pre-requisites in the video which might prove useful for you still.

    If it doesn't help, could you upload a P&G of your station so I can have a go at it?

    Maxim Riabichev
    PC Software Support Engineer
  • Tombie
    Tombie Poland
    Hey,
    Thanks for reply, but still I cannot reach situation, that wobj stays in one place. Here in attachment you can find P&G in zip file. In station there is mechanism library and robot. I've created simple controller and programm asked me about detaching. 

    How to attach robot right now and make wobj of controller with constant position? 
    Thank for interesting!
  • Maxim Riabichev
    Maxim Riabichev Sweden admin
    edited April 15
    Okay, I'll take a look and get back to you.

    Hopefully by the end of this week.

    (I am willing to do this because it seems like you spent a good amount of time creating a thorough post describing your issue.)
    Post edited by Maxim Riabichev on

    Maxim Riabichev
    PC Software Support Engineer
  • Hello there.

    I've attached a station with a track that I made based on your mechanism. Your mechanism had a couple of issues.

    Can you try this station and let me know if it has solved all the issues you had?
    If it has then I'll make a video covering a general workflow that I use to create custom tracks.

    Just change the .txt to .rspag and open it in RobotStudio.

    Maxim Riabichev
    PC Software Support Engineer
  • Tombie
    Tombie Poland
    edited April 15
    Hey, 

    in your cell it looks fine. I know it took me a lot of time to check it, but we got back to this problem right now. Do you remember how do you created this mechanizm? Did you do some videos maybe?

    Thanks a lot
  • Maxim Riabichev
    Maxim Riabichev Sweden admin
    Hello,

    My last post in this thread was 9 months ago.. :)

    My biggest advice would be to create the custom track based on an existing track from the library. That is, make sure that its frames are oriented the same way and that its movement is the same.

    I talk about these requirements in this video: 

    Maxim Riabichev
    PC Software Support Engineer
  • Tombie
    Tombie Poland
    Hey,

    Thanks! This video helped me a bit with mechanizm creation. I also got to know how to create my mechnizm! Finally. But I still cannot understand, why when I move a robot on layout I cannot move also task frame and synchronize it. I need to have all task frames according to wobj placed in world 0.  When controller is starting I cannont coordinate task frame with robot base - when I do that points are unreachable. But finally I can work with my mechanizm :)
  • Maxim Riabichev
    Maxim Riabichev Sweden admin
    I will see if someone from our team can make a video covering the frames in RobotStudio.

    Maxim Riabichev
    PC Software Support Engineer
  • Maxim Riabichev
    Maxim Riabichev Sweden admin
    Hello again,

    My colleague made this video on the topic of Frames in RobotStudio: 

    Please note that it's a bad idea to work in wobj0 as it cannot be moved away from the Task Frame. Always create a new work object and place your targets there instead.

    Maxim Riabichev
    PC Software Support Engineer
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