Difference between arc moves and welds

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When placing a moveJ instruction there are 2 options, with or without arc

I was wondering what the arc instructions are for?

The old s4c+ controller won't recognize them, the new ones with irc5 will.

 

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  • Hi,

    You can read about it in the manual Arc and Arc Sensor. You find the manual under ?/Applications in RobotStudio.

    BR / Henrik

    Kga Offline Center www.kgaofflinecenter.se
    Offlineprogramming and simulation in RobotStudio and ArcWeld PowerPac
  • Hardikez
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    The S4 will not recognice a instruction for arc made in RS5, because the instruction is not the same
    S4 is feks ArcLon and IRC5 is ArcLstart.
    Normally you cant use RS5 for programming S4, unless you know exactly where to change and edit in the rapid program.
    if you need help let me know.
    Kent Zibrandtsen
    Dept manager robot welding
    Kez@hardi-international.com
  • Hardikez
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    Programming of S4 cant be done in RS 5 unless you know where to edit in the rapid code.
    S4 is ArcLon and Irc5 is ArcLstart and so on.
    let me know if you need help
    Kent Zibrandtsen
    Dept manager robot welding
    Kez@hardi-international.com
  • jasper
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    Thanks for the reactions,

    I have made a conversion program to convert irc5 modules to s4c+, all works verry well

    The ''arc moveJ'' instructions are simply turned into ''moveJ'' instructions during the conversion.

    This way we will never send an arc instruction to the s4c+ robot.

     

    We recently got IRC5 robots, the first IRC5 in our company

    And now i was wondering wat the extra ''arc; function is for...

     

     

    @ herdrik

    I have taken a look @ the manual arc  and the only arc move related instruction is this one:

    ArcMoveExtJ is almost a copy of the MoveExtJ instruction but has integrated error handling for RobotWare Arc.

    So it prevends errors??

     

     

  • Hi,

    From the manual (it is for proper error handling):

    You can take a look at weld error recovery.

     

    • ArcMoveExtJ

    • ArcMoveAbsJ

    • ArcMoveL

    • ArcMoveC

    • ArcMoveJ

    These must be used to have proper error handling when using RobotWare Arc in MultiMove. The installation of the module is done by adding the following to SYS.cfg, where task name represents the name of the additional axis RAPID task name.

    BR / Henrik

    Kga Offline Center www.kgaofflinecenter.se
    Offlineprogramming and simulation in RobotStudio and ArcWeld PowerPac
  • jasper
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    Ok, thanks for the information, we will be using arc from now on with the new IRC5 robots

    greetings, Jasper