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dav_pauldav_paul Posts: 2 Recruit
Greetings! I am currently trying to set up a Robotiq 2F-85 gripper with the FT 300 sensor onto a KUKA iiwa 7 robot arm. Through the media flange, I have been able to power the gripper (through the KUKA's X3 port), and I used the USB converter to communicate through ROS (which also worked very well). To do this, I ended up mounting the RS485 to USB converter onto the arm.

However, I am trying to do the same with the FT sensor. According to the manual, we can use a single converter for multiple grippers. Is that the case as well with the FT sensor? If not, does that mean we would need to mount a second converter onto the arm and use a second USB port for communication?

The major concern we have is that we would have a second cable wrapping around the robot arm (even though we can use the same X3 port in the KUKA's media flange to power the sensor).

Thank you for your time!

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  • bcastetsbcastets Vacuum Beta tester Posts: 652 Expert
    Answer ✓
    You can only use one RS485 to USB converter per product.
    You cannot connect 2 grippers on one converter or 1 gripper and a ft300 on the same converter.


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