A library for robots

Utilizing robots in mix with a generation machine gives high adaptability and productivity. Another joining arrangement makes it conceivable to perform robot task and succession programming from inside the PLC condition. This makes it less demanding to coordinate the robot and has benefits for both the machine maker and the administrator. It can spare design expenses and appointing time, for instance.

In the fabricate of purchaser merchandise there is a developing pattern toward making generation machines more adaptable and productive. Little cluster sizes and bundling units should likewise rush to create. One conceivable arrangement is to utilize standard mechanical robots. These are winding up progressively reasonable and are profoundly adaptable.

6-pivot robots are frequently mind boggling in their kinematics and have up to this point required their own particular programing dialect. Framework tried programming interfaces amongst robots and PLC diminish unpredictability and encourage the utilization of the robots in mechnical and plant designing. With its PLC mxAutomation (mxA), the robot maker Kuka has built up an incorporation arrangement that goes above and beyond and empowers succession programming and activity of the robot in the PLC condition.

Straightforward joining

For over a year, plant and mechanical architects have possessed the capacity to coordinate their “steely colleagues” into their creation machines easily. For instance, the robot’s arrangement can be essentially modified with the mxAutomation library utilizing the Siemens Simatic control framework from inside the standard PLC programming condition – TIA Portal. The interface to Simatic additionally empowers straightforward integratation of robot task into the current HMI (Human Machine Interface). This gives advantages to the machine administrator: wasteful task utilizing two diverse HMI frameworks, one for the machine and one for the robot, turns into a relic of times gone by. Plant dispatching, including of robots, can be done by a master in a commonplace computerization condition. There is, thusly, awesome potential for cost advancement all through the whole lifecycle, from programming through to task and support.

High level of opportunity

mxAutomation contains a server program for the KR C4 robot control framework and a library with Simatic obstructs for Simatic S7-1500 and S7-300/400. This capacity square library is a far reaching library for almost all robot capacities. The S7 software engineer can get to a piece for every one of the different robot movements, for example, MoveLinear and MoveDirect. The pieces depend on the PLC open standard and can be just replicated into a current PLC venture and utilized as a part of an indistinguishable path from attempted and-tried strategies from other TIA Portal and Step 7 squares. Expert learning is hence not required for the robot’s modifying instruments.

The robot control framework is associated as a Profinet I/O gadget to the machine control framework by means of a Gsdml (General Station Description Markup Language) document. This empowers the client to speak with the robot utilizing Simatic squares. The client can characterize the robot’s bends either disconnected in TIA Portal or web based utilizing MobilePanel to interface straightforwardly to the robot – as with the Smartpad from Kuka. Robots can be moved utilizing the HMI in creeping mode, while all planned way positions can be instructed in Simatic S7. Interfacing the robot movement control to the control framework’s grouping program is in this manner extremely basic, as both utilize a similar building device.

Application-subordinate blended task with robot programming through both the PLC and the robot control framework, is likewise conceivable. The client can control his or her robot utilizing the PLC while programming components of its bends straightforwardly in the robot control framework. These subprograms can likewise be gotten to from the PLC’s succession program. This implies the best conceivable adaptability for the client. The new interface idea is appropriate for all robot applications where robot ways can be characterized decisively enough through position educating. This incorporates all taking care of uses and furthermore straightforward forming assignments where the bend can be reasonably pictured through way orders after
the begin point. The previously mentioned blended task is a possibility for complex shapes with various way focuses.

The fitting adaptation of the KR C4 robot control framework (V8.3 or more) and a permit from Kuka are important so as to utilize the libraries effectively. These libraries can be utilized with S7-300, S7-400, WinAC and S7-1200, and S7-1500. The robot modules can be utilized with both Simatic Step 7 V5.5 and TIA Portal complimentary.