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Conveyor tracking without the software

I want to achieve the conveyor tracking function without the use of the standard conveyor tracking software.... is this possible?? if yes then how do i go about it...
Robot Engineer

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  • Henrik Berlin
    Henrik Berlin Sweden ✭✭✭

    If you want to use conveyor tracking with ABB robots, then ABB recommends you to have the conveyor tracking option in you robot system.

    Henrik Berlin
    ABB
  • thanks for the reply....

    i am trying this as an experiment...

    i am using a timed interrupt to trigger a trap routine in which i am calculating the position offset using a simple velocity formula

    Position offset = velocity x time

    where,

    Velocity 'V' = constant
    time      't'  = instantaneous time

    i am calculating the instantaneous time by starting a clock at the trigger of a "sync switch".
    i stop this clock only at the end of the program (after completing the conveyor tracking operation).

    the program is fairly simple ie., to form a rectangle on a plate which is moving on a conveyor.

    i have tried this on other robots and it has worked quite well. so i know its possible on an ABB as well.

    all this while i have assumed the velocity to be constant; but now i want to calculate the velocity as well as use the instantaneous velocity value in the above formula , to obtain a more accurate path.

    Can anybody help me on this...

    Robot Engineer