Monitoring the Parameters of Industrial Robots
The article presents two commercial tools used to monitor the parameters of robot operation. They are briefly characterised, and their advantages, disadvantages and limitations described. The indicated shortcomings led to the development of a proprietary program, which allows for monitoring the parameters of ABB robot operation. The application’s task is to collect data about the parameters of the robot’s movements and store them as variables intended for further use. The study method was to capture the data transmitted between the controller and the program. The Wireshark software was used to identify the manner of communication, syntax and content of the data packages transmitted. The obtained data enabled the writing of a program for communication and registration of the defined robot parameters using a Matlab script file. In order to check the correctness of application performance, a numerical experiment was carried out, which involved connecting to a virtual controller, and an experiment involving connecting to a real controller. The performed tests confirmed the correctness of the developed application.
KeywordsABB robots Wireshark Robot operation monitoring RobotStudio ABB test signal viewer Matlab
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