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
This is embarrassing, but turns out the actuator pin thing in the gauge cartridge was just stuck in the cap. Should have noticed that I guess. I made Nick Continue reading Gauge Cartridge “fixed”
Received today. I guess they forgot to stick it on the controller. This is just a plug that’s jumping a bunch of pins on a safety circuit. Can’t run the robot without it or you get emergency stops.
Having read up on mastering I decided to check under the caps of all the gauge cartridges. When I pulled the cap off Axis 4, I find no actuator, just Continue reading Gauge Cartridge Mystery
Showed up on a flatbed with another identical robot. Didn’t know which one was ours, so I took the nicer looking one.
It was pouring rain. The controller was reasonably well wrapped, but there was nothing between Continue reading Robot Arrives
We use PowerMILL (made by Delcam, now owned by Autodesk) to program our 5-axis CNC machines. Naturally we looked into using PMill to program the robot and learned that this requires that the controller have a Continue reading CamROB
Went to Waterford outside of Detroit to inspect the robots, specifically the KR 150s. Spent the day jogging them around, asking questions, and checking repeatability with a dial Continue reading Detroit