ARCS basic - QUICKGUIDE

ARCS basic - QUICKGUIDE
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ARCS basic - QUICKGUIDE
AIRGATE ROBOT COMMUNICATION SOLUTION
1
HARDWARE INSTALLATION
ARCS basic is easy to install, and only requires the following steps:
1. Insert a SIM card in the modem as indicated on the modem (Fig. 1.)
2. Mount the controller box plate for installation in the side of controller box (Fig. 2.) or in the bottom (Fig. 3.)
3. Install the cables inside the controller box:
a. Black and Red cable to GND and 24VDC, and green/yellow to earth (around the bottom bolt)
b. Connect the Ethernet cable between the robot and DEV1 on the ARCS basic modem
Fig. 1. SIM card
Fig. 2. Mounted in the side
of controller box
Fig. 5. The antenna is located
on the side or in the bottom,
after physical installation
Fig. 6. Power installation of
wires green
Fig. 3. Mounted in the bottom of controller box
Fig. 4. Mount the modem
carefully without the green
connector
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2
SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
The AIRGATE USB stick contains the ARCS basic software. Insert the USB stick in the UR controller box or
teachpendant. The required robot software version is 3.3.0.145 or newer, supporting UR+. Follow these steps
for installing the AIRGATE software (In UR terms referred to as an URCaps or UR+):
1. Select ‘Setup Robot’ in the main menu, then ‘URCaps Setup’, and then press plus to add a new URCaps
2. Select the USB stick and the file named arcs-x.x.xx.urcap (e.g. arcs-1.0.05rm.urcap)
NOTE: “rm” is optional
3. To finish the URCaps installation, the robot is restarting
Finally setup the network on the robot (Fig. 7.)
a. The network method is set to static
b. IP address is set to 10.0.0.15
c. The Subnet Mask is set to 255.255.255.0
d. Default Gateway 10.0.0.1
e. Press Apply
Fig. 7. The network setup of the robot
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3
QUICK SOFTWARE GUIDE
1. Choose the Installation tab and the AIRGATE Robot Communication entry in the left side. Enter Robot
Name, PIN code, and APN of the SIM card (Fig. 8.) f the SIM card has no PIN code, enter 0000. After entering the correct settings, press Apply to update and reboot the modem.
2. Create Users by selecting the Setup Users view, and enter the details and press Add, (Fig. 9). Be careful to
enter the country code in the correct format.
NOTE: To check if the phone number is correctly entered, a welcome SMS is sent from the robot.
3. Create Events by selecting the Setup Events view.
The supported events are currently:
1
Emergency stop
2
Protective stop
3
Safeguard stop
4
Fault
5
Violation
6
Any stop (which is any of the first five)
Fig. 8. The system setup view
Fig. 9. The users setup view
A created user can be checked in and checked out from the robot. Per default the user is checked in as indicated
with the green symbol (Fig 9.). User can check in/out by sending an SMS with the text ‘in’ or ‘’out’. Furthermore a
user can send SMS with the texts ‘list’ or ‘status’, in order to see repectively a list of users on the robot, or to see the
users own status. Users and events are deleted by pressing the ‘red cross’ to the left.
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3.1
USING ARCS BASIC IN THE PROGRAM TREE
ARCS basic also makes it possible to include SMS commands in the program tree. When programming the robot
choose Structure, then URCaps and finally choose the ARCS command. This will insert an ARCS command in
the program tree, which can be configured to send a static text to on of the configured users. The command
becomes more powerful when used in conjunction with if-then-else and program events.
4
LED INDICATORS
Both the ARCS basic user interface on PolyScope and the physical modem have LED indicators, which can be
useful for verifying the status of ARCS and for troubleshooting.
On the physical modem the POWER LED should be green when power is connected, and the UPLINK2 LED
indicates the cellular radio connection:
1
Off = No SIM card
2
Wrong or missing PIN Code = 3 green flashes
3
PIN ok but no connection = 2 green flashes
4
GPRS: Green is on + 1 flash
5
3G connected = green constant on
The STATUS and CONNECT LED are reserved for ARCS rm with remote management.
In the GUI in Polyscope, there are four LEDs of interest:
1
AIRGATE Service indicates that the background service monitoring the robot state is running
2
Modem indicates the physical connection between the modem and robot
3
Cellular indicates the state of the cellualr radio connection
4
Remote Management is grey when remote management is not supported by the sw. Yellow indicates
remote management is supported but disabled. Green indicates remote management is enabled.
NOTE: it can take up to 10 seconds before the LEDs in the GUI reacts to a situation.
SUPPORT
For support, feature requests or bug reporting please contact us on:
support@airgate.dk
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