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iiwa Driver Usage

Requirements

The driver must be installed on the robot controller following the instructions.

After the driver is installed in the robot controller, a new DragAndBotDriver application will appear on the teach pendant. To use the robot with drag&bot you will need to:

  • Step 1: Start the driver application
  • Step 2: Configure static IP on the drag&bot IPC in range of robot controller (e.g. 172.31.1.1) and connect the IPC to it through ethernet.
  • Step 3: Add the corresponding KUKA LBR iiwa drag&bot component in the Robot System. Configure robot IP and the number of available IOs corresponding to the flange set.

Step 1: Start the driver application

The driver needs to be started in automatic mode. Please turn the key to the right, select Auto and then turn back to the left. This method allows changing the controller between manual mode and automatic mode. The driver can also be started in manual mode, but then the safety button must be keep pressed during operation. If the application is correctly started then it will inform periodically on the screen that is waiting for incoming connection.

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Step 2: Network connection

Connect the drag&bot IPC through ethernet cable to the robot controller. Then configure an static IP in the same range (e.g. 172.31.1.1) of the controller with a mask of 255.255.0.0. More information about network can be found in Network Setup and Robot Network Configuration documentation.

IP address configuration

Step 3: Robot system configuration

Adding the KUKA IIWA drag&bot component is required. Detailed information about the process can be found in Getting Started section of the documentation and subsequent. You need to select the correct LBR model which may be 800 or 820. Afterwards the configuration of the target IP address and the number of digital inputs and outputs may be needed. This information is found in the IO table of the iiwa installation page.

After the driver is correctly configured, Running will be displayed in drag&bot. The teach pendant will also inform in the screen that the connection was accepted.

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