Streaming data from torque cell with Modbus in use
/ Most recent by louis_bergeron
I've been successfully streaming torque data off the robot using the StreamToCSV utility provided by Robotiq for some time now, but have run into a challenge. The current application required expanded IO so a Phoenix Contact block that communicates via Modbus was incorporated into my setup.
The problem I have now is that with the Modbus protocol active I can't seem to get the utility to connect and stream data any longer, it starts, searches for connection and terminates. I can ping the IP via the windows command prompt, but that's the extent of verification.
If I enable the Ethernet protocol specifically to allow communication with my PC, the controller displays a C207A0:Fieldbus input disconnected error when I try to play the program and won't execute the program.
Is there any way short of deleting all my Modbus input/output blocks and associated programming to still stream the data from the torque cell for analysis? I'm open to solutions which may involve downloading a txt file from the UR controller after program execution if its viable.
louis_bergeron Posts: 94 Handy@URTrent
I've just replicated a similar setup here with a Modbus TCP communication and I didn't have any issue retrieving data from the sensor with the utility. I'll open a support request with you to investigate your particular setup.Louis Bergeron