I want to share another new feature of the WAGO control solution:
With the WAGO control components it is easily possible to control the robolink® joint arm via Wago’s free app “WEBVISU”, that can be used on Apple and Android devices (mobile phone, iPad and so on). This is shown in the video attached:
please find attached a pdf onepager about the WAGO control solution:
EN-WagoInfo.pdf (704.19 kb)
At the SPS trade show in Nürnberg/Germany we will present and demonstrate a new control solution. More informations as well as budget prices will be announced in 2-3 weeks. This modular control concept can be used as well with the classic, wire driven joints as with the new robolink D joints
In cooperation with WAGO Kontakttechnik GmbH & Co.KG, a Germany-based manufacturer of automation and interconnection products, a solution for controlling the robolink components with regard to industrial requirements is available. The modular WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM 750 is used stand alone for a direct control of the stepper drives using the encoder feedback from the robolink axis. The application engineer may choose between either using the well-known CODESYS programming languages standardized in IEC61131-3 or a free programming in Linux, which is used as operating system on WAGO’s PFC200 controller.
The ready-made libraries and application notes provided by WAGO ensure an easy start-up in CODESYS. Thus a user-specific solution for robolink applications is only a small step away. Due to the possibility of a seamless integration of the IME software any application may be realized with minimum engineering efforts.
The WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM can be adapted regarding to the individual requirements in a modular thus flexible way. For control of the robolink system a programmable controller PFC200 (Art.-No. 750-8202) and additional for each of the joints a stepper controller (max. 70V / 7,5A; Art.-No. 750-672) and an incremental encoder interface (Art.-No. 750-631/000-010) are mandatory.
Here is another example of a “soft” application. In this case, I only programmed the START and the END position by “teach in”. 2 or 3 intermediate positions have roughly been teached (without any precision). The Robot arm does not know anything about “inverse kinematics”, circle mathematics and so on. The movement is possible, because the arm is compliant and does adapt itsself to the given circular movement. This programmation was done within 5 minutes with our IME Software.
our open source software can be downloaded for free here:
The software can only be used with a certain hardware configuration (that consists of NANOTEC step motor drivers and an ATMEGA CRUMB 2560 Chip). The hardware is currently not part of our scope of delivery! The implementation steps to use the software is explained in this document:
IME Config _EN_.pdf (628.79 kb)
IME Config _DE_.pdf (631.67 kb)
Here is also a new video that shows the software functions: