Code Example: ARCH Command

Code Example: ARCH Command

The ARCH command works a bit differently from the MOVP and MOVL commands commonly associated with point-to-point moves. In order to cut down on cycle time, the ARCH command lowers the total vertical distance traveled before moving the axes by “rounding the corners”. A...
Serial Communication Whitepapers

Serial Communication Whitepapers

Listed below are the Serial Communication Whitepapers currently available.  If you have any documentation on serial integration with vision, HMIs, etc., please contact us. We will consider your documentation for inclusion in the next release of IAOnline and IAOnline...
Two-Hand Anti-Tie Down Code Example

Two-Hand Anti-Tie Down Code Example

Code Example, 'Two-Hand Anti-Tie Down' For safety purposes, machine builders will sometimes integrate a control method known as "two-hand no tie down" that eliminates the ability of a machine operator to override the two-hand button cycle start. Two-hand cycle start...
Code Example: IN & INB Commands

Code Example: IN & INB Commands

On bigger machines, I/O points can become occupied very quickly. The example of I/O-based subroutine select is fine where only 4 different parts are concerned, but what if the machine was used to run 16 parts, or even 32? This is where the IN and INB commands come in....
Code Example: Jump Command

Code Example: Jump Command

The page is obsolete. Please see the updated Code Example: ARCH Command page. The JUMP command works a bit differently from the MOVP and MOVL commands commonly associated with point-to-point moves. In order to cut down on cycle time, the JUMP command lowers the total...
Code Example: Pick & Place 2

Code Example: Pick & Place 2

This example uses the same application as the standard pick and place, but utilizes “pointers” or “indirect addressing” to minimize lines of code. The standard pick and place example is fine for only 8 possible place points, but what if this pallet was expanded to 100...
Code Example: Pick & Place 1

Code Example: Pick & Place 1

This example demonstrates a simple pick & place routine. This is based off of a two-axis linear system with a pneumatic z-axis and pneumatic gripper. For now, we will assume that the controller is an XSEL controller with standard “sinking” (NPN) I/O. Both the x-axis...
Code Example: Position Monitor

Code Example: Position Monitor

It has become commonplace to monitor encoder feedback within a program in order to start a process based on actual position. The most reliable way to do this is to either tie directly into the lines of the encoder to get real-time encoder feedback. However, this...
Code Example: Palletizing

Code Example: Palletizing

Code Example, Palletizing In small-scale palletizing operations, teaching all the points in a tray works fine, as long as those points never change and your pallet is small. Industry has shown various palletizing applications from 16 points to thousands on a single...
Code Example: I/O Subroutine Select

Code Example: I/O Subroutine Select

In a factory setting, it's rare that a machine is dedicated to one style part for its application. For example, Machine A does a dispense pattern of sealant on small outboard motor engine blocks. The dispense pattern differs depending on which engine block is being...
Code Examples: SCARA Arm Modes

Code Examples: SCARA Arm Modes

The images demonstrate the two different arm modes that the SCARA operates in. The commands to control how the SCARA reacts to different arm configurations are shown below: LEFT: For moves following this command, LEFT arm mode takes priority. RIGH: For moves following...
Code Example: Palletizing with Recovery

Code Example: Palletizing with Recovery

The first palletizing example works fine under applications that don't require cycle recovery upon E-stop or power down. The following example uses a "global variable" to maintain the variable count controlling the pallet position increment. Global variables do not...
Code Example: SCARA Palletizing

Code Example: SCARA Palletizing

The SCARA software is shipped without the OFST command available. The following example demonstrates a palletizing operation on the SCARA without using the OFST command. Features of this program: E-stop recovery Code for a two-pallet system (pick from pallet, place on...
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