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Epson - Driver Setup

Requirements

  • Epson RC+ Software installed on a Windows PC. The Epson RC+ Software is usually delivered as a CD together with the Epson robots. You can also download it from the official Epson site: DOWNLOAD 💾
  • Robot controller's password is the default or knwon.

Warning

Currently, the drag&bot Epson driver was only tested with the SPEL 7.0+ controller.

In order to upload the drag&bot driver into the Epson controller, the steps below shall be followed:

  • STEP-01: Download the Drag&Bot Driver.
  • STEP-02: Open the Drag&Bot Driver with Epson RC+ Software.
  • STEP-03: Connecting to the Controller.
  • STEP-04: Configuring the Controller.
  • STEP-05: Upload the Drag&Bot Driver to the controller.

STEP-01 : Drag&Bot SPEL Driver

  1. Download the drag&bot Epson driver from here: DOWNLOAD 💾

  2. Uncompress the downloaded file.

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  3. Move the 'DragAndBot' folder (uncompressed file) to the Epson RC software's folder. The default path, unless changed during installation, is : ''C:\EpsonRC70\projects''

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STEP-02 : Open the Drag&Bot Driver with Epson RC+ Software

  1. Open the Epson RC+ Software

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  2. If the controller is running in the Auto mode and message below is shown, then please follow first the instruction Connecting to a controller in Auto Mode and continue after at this point.

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  3. Select Open from the Project menu.

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  4. The displayed project window opens the default Epson RC+ Software's project folder. Select DragAndBot and then click Open.

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STEP-03 : Connecting to the Controller

  1. Connect the USB cable between the Epson Controller and your PC.

  2. Select PC to Controller Communications... from the Setup menu .

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  3. Select USB and then click on Connect.

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  4. Wait till the connection status become Connected and then click on close.

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STEP-04 : Configuring the Controller

  1. Select System Configuration from the Setup menu.

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  2. Select Auto under Startup -> Start Mode and click Apply.

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  3. Enable Enable background tasks and Enable advanced tasks commands under Controller -> Preferences and then click Apply.

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  4. Under Controller -> Configuration you can check and change the robot IP number.

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  5. Please enter the IP address of your robot under Controller -> TCP/IP -> Port 201 and set TCP/IP Port = 2000, then click Apply.

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  6. Please enter the IP address of your robot again under Controller -> TCP/IP -> Port 202 and also TCP/IP Port = 2001. Click Apply, then click Close. The controller may restart itself to apply the new configuration, in that case wait till the controller boots again to connect to it again.

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STEP-05 : Upload the drag&bot driver to the controller

  1. Select Build from the Project menu. Ensure that Connection shows USB, if not follow Step-3.

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  2. The drag&bot driver should be compiled withour an error.

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  3. Select Synchronize from the Project menu.

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  4. Select Send files only from PC to Controller, then click Start.

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  5. Click Start when the synchronization is finished.

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  6. Press F5 key in your keyboard and wait till the run window is opened. Then click Start.

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  7. Click Yes.

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  8. Click OK.

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  9. Select Offline in the Connection field. Then disconnect the USB cable between the controller and your PC.

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