Modbus TCP Communication
In addition to the existing TCP/IP communication it is now possible to integrate the TM5 robot into your automation solution using Modbus TCP communication. Acting as a Modbus TCP server, it is possible to read a range of status and diagnostic information from the robot including joint, base and tool coordinates, operating mode, and current and power utilisation. The ability to be able both read and write to the digital and analogue IO is included as well as feature to execute the functions of the Robot Stick such as Play, Pause, Stop and speed increment and decrement.
In order to increase the flexibility of this functionality in a range of automation solutions, Modbus RTU has also been implemented using the onboard RS485 communication port. For the full feature list of the Modbus TCP and RTU communication please contact us for further information.