2 Robots 1 Positioner

I have a weld cell with 2 fanuc robots and 1 positioner. All objects are directly from the eCat. The positioner will only allow 1 robot to be connected. I need both connected. Any ideas on how to accomplish this?


Weld Cell.vcmx (1.2 MB)

Hy,

and which one should control the positioner?

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In the real world, 1 robot controller would control both arms and the positioner. In VC, I don’t know how it is supposed to be setup. I should be able to make a robot program in one of the robots and each position would have data for both arms and the positioner.

I got something to work. I went into the 2nd weld robot and setup the interfaces to match what the positioner interfaces were. Now, robot 1 sees robot 2 as a workpiece positioner. When a point is taught in weld robot 1, I see 7 external axis in the point data and when you move to the points, the motion is coordinated between both robots and positioner. I can’t believe this is the solution, there has to be an easier way. This setup is one of the most common setups in the automation world. Any feedback would be great.

Hy,

may your positioner need two interfaces?

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