Controller configuration basics

2 - Map the port signals

 

Purpose


Use the Layout Builder workbench to define the signal communication between the controller and resources.


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The resource and controller will get an electrical connection to enable the communication between them. The signals are then (automatically) assigned to the individual ports on the controller.



Steps


1

Preparation

1.1

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Sélectionnez l'atelier Implantation.

SimClose                        

 


2

Map the signal ports

2.1

LB_PortMapping

Open the Port mapping dashboard from the toolbar at the right side of the 3D view.

 

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2.2

LB_PortMapping

Verify that the logic out-ports names are empty.

 

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2.3

LB_PortMapping

Verify that the logic in-ports names are empty.

 

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2.4

Assign

Grab the electrical adapter of the gripper and drag it to the electrical adapter of the controller. After releasing it there, the electrical connection has been created.

 

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It is recommended to always build the electrical connections via this way, before snapping possible mechanical connections.

 

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2.5

LB_PortMapping

The different signal ports of the gripper and controller are automatically connected. The peripheral ports are mapped to the first available free ports of the controller.

 

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2.6

Assign

Grab the gripper and snap it on the mount plate of the robot to build a mechanical connection betweem them.

 

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2.7

LB_PortMapping

Verify that the logic out-ports are not only connected to the gripper with its clamps, but also to the robot tool adapter; the signal that the gripper is mounted to the robot.

 

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2.8

LB_PortMapping

To improve the signal connection graphics, just pick it in the dashboard. Picking it at its end point will show the connection start and end direction. One can grab that to modify the curvature of the connection symbol.

 

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2.9

LB_PortMapping

Verify that the joint ports are connected to the robot and that the port names match with the robot joint names.

 

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2.10

LB_PortMapping

A Group index number of 0 is not a valid number. Change it to a value 1 by entering the value in the field. The value refers to the first connected robot.

 

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3

Save

3.1

SaveAs

Save the layout with the mapped signals.



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Be sure to save your data frequently.


 


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