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Matt_HMatt_H Posts: 14 Apprentice
I have a Process where parts are picked and placed using a UR5e with a Robotiq Hand-e Gripper.
I run the Robot in Remote (Start Stop etc. from a HMI) to remove operators tampering with the program and installation tabs.
However the Robotiq URCap is still active. this means the operator can open the gripper whilst still running.

Is it possible to disable the URcap either when in Remote or when the Program is Running?

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  • bcastetsbcastets Vacuum Beta tester Posts: 642 Expert
    There is an option in installation menu to hide the gripper toolbar.


  • Matt_HMatt_H Posts: 14 Apprentice
    I know it can be disabled from the Installation Tab but that also disables it in Local too.
    Yes you can just enable it when you need to and disable it after but its a step that will be forgotten and then I'm back at step 1.
    I was hoping for a little bit more of an elegant solution.
  • bcastetsbcastets Vacuum Beta tester Posts: 642 Expert
    Unfortunately I don't have other possibility in mind.
    Could you explain why you need to give access in local and not remote ?
    Where is the remote interface ? Why not changing program in local ?
  • Matt_HMatt_H Posts: 14 Apprentice
    I would prefer the operator to not have access to manual controls when the Robot is running i.e. (Remote). e.g. the gripper could be manually opened during a Robot motion. this can potentially add a Health and safety risk of ejected parts from the cell. along with the loss of production.
    The remote interface is on a PC out of reach of the Robot and TP.
    Local is reserved for engineers for recovery of any errors and so gripper control access is essential.
  • bcastetsbcastets Vacuum Beta tester Posts: 642 Expert
    I could eventually ask our development team to prevent access to the gripper function when a program is running. Would it satisfy you requirement ?
  • Matt_HMatt_H Posts: 14 Apprentice
    That would be excellent
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