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SebastienSebastien Posts: 219 Handy
edited October 2016 in Robotiq Products
Hi pros,
I have one quick question. Sometime when we are programming, it happens that we activate the gripper while there is an object between the tips of the gripper. So this changes the calibration of the step values that give the position of the gripper. When this happens, sometimes we simply want to remove the object and re-activate the gripper quickly (not in the program itself but simply to keep programming). Back when we had a wire for the gripper on the robot it was quite easy to simply disconnect the gripper pigtail cable and reconnect. Then we were able to re-activate the gripper in the gripper's toolbar. Now that I have the gripper with the camera on the robot, there are no pigtail cable that I can disconnect since the cable is going straight to the UR controller cabinet. What is the simplest way to re-activate the gripper rapidly? @Annick_Mottard maybe you can point something out?


  • Annick_MottardAnnick_Mottard Posts: 147 Handy
    If you want to remove an object before performing a calibration, you can use the Emergency Open or Emergency Close buttons before activating the gripper. If you have activated and you want to reactivate, you can, like you said, remove the power supply to the gripper. You can also write a small UR program containing the Script command : ''rq_reset()''. This will deactivate the gripper. 
    Annick Mottard
    Product Expert
    [email protected] 
  • SebastienSebastien Posts: 219 Handy
    Thanks. Maybe a nice feature to add would be being able to activate or reactivate the gripper in the GRIPPER page in the INSTALLATION tab. What do you think @JeanPhilippe_Jobin ? During the process, I looked there to see if this was feasible because this is where we got to activate/disable the Robotiq Camera!
  • JeanPhilippe_JobinJeanPhilippe_Jobin Beta Tester VIsion 1.1 Program, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0 Posts: 63 Handy
    This feature is actually in the agenda for the next release of the URCaps of the gripper (Scoop: hopefully before Christmas). 
    Jean-Philippe Jobin
    Eng., M.Sc. / ing., M.Sc.
    Chief Technical Officer / V.P. R&D 
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