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SebastienSebastien Posts: 219 Handy
Hi Pros, how do you project the UR tech pendant image on a screen? Any tips to show where you click? Alternatively, how can you do a screencast? I think that this would be pretty useful in training my customers.

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  • Grady_TurnerGrady_Turner Posts: 67Founding Pro, Partner, Beta Tester VIsion 1.1 Program, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0 Handy
    @Sebastien I have used a DVI to DVI and HDMI splitter to project the pendant onto a screen, while still being able to use the pendant as normal.  The display is just over DVI, and the touch function and probably some other functionality is through the VGA cable.

    I have never tested taking the pendant screen (besides just display) to another device.  You could try just taking the cables to a different screen directly from the motherboard, but I have a feeling it may not work because the safety system communicates with the pendant.  It may be that you can only split the display for projection purposes
  • As @Grady_Turner mentioned, one option is to use a DVI-splitter so you still can use the teach pendant to operate PolyScope.

    Another option is to directly connect a screen to the DVI-output of the motherboard and then connect a USB-mouse for operating PolyScope on your external screen.


  • Grady_TurnerGrady_Turner Posts: 67Founding Pro, Partner, Beta Tester VIsion 1.1 Program, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0 Handy
    @Stefan_Stubgaard  Can you give some details on what would cause the loss of communication to the teach pendant?
  • If you mean the DVI-signal, it is important that the screen is connected before the system is powered up as the controlbox checks if a monitor is present.
  • Grady_TurnerGrady_Turner Posts: 67Founding Pro, Partner, Beta Tester VIsion 1.1 Program, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0 Handy
    @Stefan_Stubgaard I am referring to the safety system fault "loss of communication with teach pendant."   Which cable going to the pendant is the one necessary for the safety system?
  • @Grady_Turner TP cable consists of four cables:

    USB extension cable

    DVI-cable for screen

    RS232 cable for touch function

    RS485 cable for communication with Safety Control Board


    So it will be the last one that leads up to the SCB if communication is lost

  • manjunathmanjunath Posts: 4 Apprentice
    @Sebastien I have used a DVI to DVI and HDMI splitter to project the pendant onto a screen, while still being able to use the pendant as normal.  The display is just over DVI, and the touch function and probably some other functionality is through the VGA cable.

    I have never tested taking the pendant screen (besides just display) to another device.  You could try just taking the cables to a different screen directly from the motherboard, but I have a feeling it may not work because the safety system communicates with the pendant.  It may be that you can only split the display for projection purposes
    Hi Mr. Grady, 
    i have used a DVI male to 2 DVI female splitter then connected 1 side to teach pendent and the other to a VGA monitor via DVI to VGA connnector.
    NO video on the external monitor and on the TP when both TP and the monitor is connected to the splitter,
    NO video on the external monitor, when only monitor is connected to the splitter
    YES video on teach pendent when TP, when TP alone is connected to the splitter

    please suggest a solution to connect with the external monitor, also suggest a compatible splitter
    i am using the splitter found in the below link
    http://www.ebay.in/itm/262574814063?aff_source=Sok-Goog
  • Stefan_StubgaardStefan_Stubgaard Posts: 43 Handy
    @manjunath I will recommend using an active DVI-splitter instead of the passive splitter as seen on your link.
    We have good experience with Lindy 2-port splitter and it is affordable as well:
    https://www.lindy.co.uk/audio-video-c2/splitters-c159/2-port-dvi-d-video-splitter-p1547

    One important notice is to have all parts connected before you power up the controller, this way it should always work.
  • manjunathmanjunath Posts: 4 Apprentice
    @Stefan_Stubgaard,
    Thank you for a quick response, i will try to connect as you suggested.
  • ruben1111ruben1111 Posts: 2Unconfirmed Recruit
    @Stefan_Stubgaard I am referring to the safety system fault "loss of communication with teach pendant."   Which cable going to the pendant is the one necessary for the safety system?
    We're having the same problem. But we do want to disconnect the screen fully. Where can we turn of the need for the teach pendant in the software? Because we are using the robot on a small AGV where there is no space for the teach pendant. And especially the large cable.

    Thanks in advance!
  • David_GouffeDavid_Gouffe Posts: 17Vacuum Beta tester Apprentice
    Hi, 

    I do not know if it is possible to fully remove the pendant. But there is a new way to cast the Teach pendant on a screen. You can use Robotiq Insights to remote connect with "Remote Access" to the pendant and put it on the screen. This way, the pendant is accessible as usual but also for interaction on the screen. 

    You just put the browser window on the projector screen or clone your screen to the projector. 

    This is also a good way for those who feel the pendant is too heavy or typing on a screen is not as easy as using a keyboard and a mouse. 

    Learn more here:
    https://insights.robotiq.com/ 

    Hope these tips help you with your presentations. 

    Regards, 


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  • Stefan_StubgaardStefan_Stubgaard Posts: 43 Handy
    @ruben1111 On Universal Robots support site you can find a guide on how to disable the teach pendant:

    E-Series: https://www.universal-robots.com/how-tos-and-faqs/how-to/ur-how-tos/disable-and-enable-the-e-series-teach-pendant-44872/
    CB3: https://www.universal-robots.com/how-tos-and-faqs/how-to/ur-how-tos/disable-and-enable-the-cb-series-teach-pendant-19213/

    Please note that it is required to connect an external E-stop when disabling and removing the the teach pendant w

    That should do the trick
  • ruben1111ruben1111 Posts: 2Unconfirmed Recruit
    @Stefan_Stubgaard Thanks Stefan that worked !!
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