Before throwing the frankenstein switch on the controller last night, I shut down Windows manually first to see if that would have any effect on saving the mastering data. Continue reading Mastering Still Lost
I shut down Windows from the start menu last night to see if it would retain the mastering. Powered up this morning and it appears to have lost mastering on axes 2, 3, 5, 6 Continue reading Mastering Lost
In an act of desperation I pulled all of the cards and connectors out of the PC and re-seated them. No effect. (I noticed it has 64MB of RAM. Awesome). Continue reading It’s Alive!
Yesterday learned how to backup the controller onto the 3 1/2″ floppy drive (File -> Archive -> All) .KRC creates an “archive.zip” file which I sent to Bill at Kuka. Luckily we have a couple of PCs left around the office with floppy drives Continue reading 3 1/2″ Floppy
Just poking around desperately looking for clues on the controller and learning about some of the hardware. Apparently there is supposed to be some synchronization of the robot type, serial number, mastering Continue reading DSE-RDW
Been talking to Dwayne at KC Robotics about trying to get the drives powered up. Got email instructions from him (actually from KC’s Kuka guy) as follows: Continue reading IOSYS.INI
Turned it on today and the fan is vibrating like crazy again. Fiddled with it a bit again without success, so I tracked the cable into the cabinet, found a connector, and unplugged it. Continue reading The Fan
Got blue-screened the first time I turn it on.
Power requirements: 480 V, 13 amps @ 50 hz, or 25 amps @ 60 hz (?). Waiting on Tim to get electricity to the controller. Continue reading Need Power
Got a plan to anchor the beast to the ground. Decided to just drill holes and epoxy threaded rods. The slab is ~6″ deep. Guy hit rebar in three of the holes so those ones are only about 3″, but it still works out. Continue reading Anchors