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Limit the maximum number of lines per program - Curve Follow Project
#1
Hello everyone,
 
I am trying to make a Curve Follow Project with an old (Kawasaki FS03N) controller that only can handle approximately 600 lines. Can RoboDK generate the program by defining "Limit the maximum number of lines per program"?
I have tried to set the maximum allowed lines to 600: Tools-Options-Program-Limit the maximum number of lines per program but unfortunately this did not work because it gave 1527 lines.
 
Does anyone have a solution to my problem?

Best regards
Jonas


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#2
Hi Jonas,

I took a look at the Kawasaki post-processor and it does not take into account the program splitting for the moment.

Quick question, does the controller is limited by its internal memory (not enough space for more than 600 lines) or is it a program limitation (You can load many 600 lines programs on the controller)?

Jeremy
#3
Hi Jeremy,

Yes, the controller is limited by its internal memory. 
I have tried to increased the step sized but it has not reduced the number of lines.
With the default settings it gives 1528 lines and by increasing the step size it gives 1892 lines.
How can I increase the step size to get below the 600 lines?

Best regards 
Jonas


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#4
How did you import that path?
With one of our CAD plugin?
If so you can go in the plugin settings and increase the "Linear tolerance" setting.

Another option would be to try to create a "dripfeed" setup for the robot controller.
We already have that in place for Fanuc controller.

But for that, you need to have some coding skills.
You need to connect the robot controller to a PC, have a Python script running on the PC to send small "code blocs" to the controller one at the time, run them, and erase them once they've been executed to leave room for the next bloc.
We could point you in the right direction, but you would need to do a good amount of work on your side as this is extremely brand-specific and possibly require some option on the controller to connect to the PC via Ethernet.


Have a great day.
Jeremy
  




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