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Ryan_WeaverRyan_Weaver Posts: 45Founding Pro, Partner, Beta Tester VIsion 1.1 Program, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0 Handy
I'm having some frustration with my UR5 demo unit when paired with the Robotiq Camera System.  With the gripper and FT sensor, we added matching CPC connectors (http://www.mouser.com/pdfdocs/TE_CPC_AS.PDF) on the end of the cable and control box, so that we could quickly connect and disconnect the cables during demo setup.  This can't easily be done with the USB camera cable because it needs to be plugged in, and wired into the control box each time.

This wastes time during demo setup and teardown, but more importantly it puts wear and tear on the cable, the wires and the USB port.  I would love to have some way to plug this into the side panel of the robot box without having to route everything internally each time. 

I'm interested to hear if any testing is being done on this, or if there is demand from other distributors for a similar solution.

Ryan Weaver   |   Automation Engineer   |   Axis New England
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  • Etienne_SamsonEtienne_Samson Posts: 416Beta Tester Beetle, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0, Vacuum Beta tester Handy
    @Ryan_Weaver I also met a lot of distributor and customers who would like a side panel mount to have something more "industrial". In a lot of organization the operator is not allowed to open the UR controller panel. They must call the integrator or the engineering department for that. Do you have any customers who would also benefit from such a thing ?
    Etienne Samson
    Technical Support Director
    +1 418-380-2788 ext. 207
    [email protected]
  • Ryan_WeaverRyan_Weaver Posts: 45Founding Pro, Partner, Beta Tester VIsion 1.1 Program, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0 Handy
    @Etienne_Samson I don't think that I've seen a lot of customers with the kind of restrictions you're describing.  However, some of them need to move the robot and controller from time to time, and it's much easier to disconnect the cable if it's on the side panel.  We have provided a quick-disconnect cable for many customers for the gripper and ft sensor so that they don't even have to tie power or the USB-RS485 converter into the robot.  Something similar would be nice for this cable.

    Ryan Weaver   |   Automation Engineer   |   Axis New England
    [email protected]
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AxisNewEngland
    https://twitter.com/axis_newengland

  • Etienne_SamsonEtienne_Samson Posts: 416Beta Tester Beetle, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0, Vacuum Beta tester Handy
    @Ryan_Weaver thanks for the comment, I don't have any solutions right now but that feedback will go straight to the R&D!
    Etienne Samson
    Technical Support Director
    +1 418-380-2788 ext. 207
    [email protected]
  • JeanPhilippe_JobinJeanPhilippe_Jobin Posts: 63Beta Tester VIsion 1.1 Program, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0 Handy
    @Ryan_Weaver
    Thanks for the comment. I like the idea but my concern is how much this feature is useful for the customer? Is this more beneficial for our partners that, such as you, have to teardown their robots quite frequently? And associated with that, if this is useful for the customer,  how much are they willing to pay for such improvement? 

    This wastes time during demo setup and teardown, but more importantly it puts wear and tear on the cable, the wires and the USB port. 
    Can you explain better how the cable and the USB port get wear?
    We have provided a quick-disconnect cable for many customers for the gripper and ft sensor so that they don't even have to tie power or the USB-RS485 converter into the robot.
    On what percentage of integration do you do that?  Is it appreciated by the customers?
    Jean-Philippe Jobin
    Eng., M.Sc. / ing., M.Sc.
    Chief Technical Officer / V.P. R&D 
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