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Robot-CNC integration: timers or I/Os?
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Robotiq_Customer Posts: 123 Apprentice
edited May 2016 in Integration
I'm looking to do machine tending with my robot, so the robot takes care of switching out the parts in and out of the machine. I'm wondering if I should use timers to know when the robot can switch the part, or if I should use the CNC and robot's I/Os to do that instead?
Catherine_Bernier Posts: 144 HandyHi,
I wouldn't recommend to use timers because this can cause some problems if the program stops for whatever reasons.
If your CNC has the I/Os, I would use them.Catherine Bernier, Jr. Eng.Application Engineer at Robotiq
Samuel_Bouchard Posts: 150 Handy@Alexandre_Pare I think you had a customer in the UK looking to integrate a robot with a Haas, right? Might be a good place to ask questions if it's the case!CEO & Co-Founder @ Robotiq
I'll reach out to my CNC provider to know which one to use.