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Changing gripper modbus RTU settings without UI
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MattiaHaas Posts: 4 Apprentice
I am currently trying to integrate a FTS300 and a 2F-85 gripper on our Kuka robot. I only have a single Ethernet cable running to the setup and therefore I am using a Mobus TCP to Modbus RTU gateway. The gateway only has a single output port and therefore I can only communicate with one baudrate and the devices also shouldn't have the same slave ID. I therefore wanted to change the baudrate of the gripper to match the one of the f/t sensor and give the gripper a unique slave ID. Unfortunately I am working on a Linux laptop and it seems as if all of the software packages to change those settings only run on Windows. Furthermore the calibration of the f/t sensor also seems to be only available through the UI.
My question therefore is if there is a way to change the settings on the gripper and calibrate the f/t sensor through writing into the registers using a normal python script?
Maybe you can run "Robotiq User Interface" software on linux using Wine (https://www.winehq.org/). You could also run it with on a windows VM or find a colleague with a windows PC to make your settings.
If you share a schematics of your connection, settings for each gripper (ID, baud rate,....) and share reference of your Mobus TCP to Modbus RTU gateway, maybe someone will be able to help ?
You could also share a documented example of connection lose (gripper, FT300 LED status,...).