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KRC4 Driver Installation

Driver Installation: Controller-Side

Requirements

  • The KUKA.RobotSensorInterface software package must installed in the robot controller. This package has an extra cost so that it has to be bought from KUKA robot manufacturer. Please follow the installation instructions received within the software package. The oldest known drag&bot compatible version is 3.1.6. For older versions please contact us directly.
  • You must log in as an Expert or Administrator to make the required configuration, in this document. Your log in can expire after a time or when you change to automatic operation mode. In this case you need to log in again to continue the robot configuration.

Download

  • Download the drag&bot KUKA RSI driver for version 4: DOWNLOAD 💾
  • Download the drag&bot KUKA RSI driver for version 3 and lower: DOWNLOAD 💾

Log in as Expert

  1. Robot-Icon on the top left side of the HMI screen, then Configuration and User Group.

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  2. Expert then enter the password (please contact with KUKA if unknown) and Log on.

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Minimize HMI and access to windows OS

Prerequisites

  • Robot in T1 mode.
  1. Robot-Icon on the top left side of the HMI screen, then Start-up and Service then Minimize HMI.

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    Now the window OS screen will be shown.

RSI Configuration (Version 3 and below )

Therefore you need to connect to the KUKA via mouse and keyboard. You can help yourself using a USB-Hub.

  1. Open the windows start menu and search for rsi , then RSI-Network.

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  2. Under "RSI-Ethernet" New then Edit.

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  3. Enter RSI IP 172.22.10.2 then OK. Now KUKA HMI-Iconin the windows taskbar to go back into the HMI screen.

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  4. Robot-Icon on the top left side of the HMI screen, then Start-up and Network configuration.

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  5. Advanced.

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  6. Under "virtualx (RSI)" select the first "Receiving task" and under Reception filter: select "Target IP address".

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  7. Select the second "Receiving task" and under Reception filter: select "Target subnet" then Save.

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Note

  • A warning message that asking you to restart the controller in order for the new network configuration to take place will be shown, please click on ok and don't restart the Controller (it will be restated after the whole installation).

RSI Configuration (Version 4 )

  1. Robot-Icon on the top left side of the HMI screen, then Start-up and Network configuration.

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  2. Advanced.

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  3. Click on "virtual6(ethernetrsi)" and set the "address type" as "mixed IP address", set the "IP address" as "172.22.10.2", set the "subnet mask" as "255.255.0.0" ensure the other paramters is matching the picture belwo.

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  4. Under "virtual6(ethernetrsi)" select the first "Receiving task" and under Reception filter: select "Target subnet".

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  5. Select the second "Receiving task" and under Reception filter: select "UDP" then Save.

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Note

  • A warning message that asking you to restart the controller in order for the new network configuration to take place will be shown, please click on ok and don't restart the Controller (it will be restated after the whole installation).

Drag and Bot Driver Installation

Prerequisites

  • You should be logged in as an Expert or Administrator in order to see and access the USB flash drive.

Note

  • The RSI communication use port number '49152' be default, if you wish to use another port then please change the port number in the file dnb_rsi.xml before you upload it to the controller.

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  1. Transfer the Drag and Bot Files into a USB flash drive, then connect the it to the KRC4 USB port (Don't use the USB port in the back of the HMI).

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  2. In the Navigation window, navigate to the Drag and Bot files on the USB flash drive, then select dnb_rsi.dat and dnb_rsi.src files then Edit and Copy.

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  3. In the Navigation window open the Program folder under the path KRC:\ -> R1 -> Program and create a new folder by Edit then New, give the new folder the name dnb .

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  4. Open the dnb folder, Edit then Paste. Now the dnb_rsi.dat and dnb_rsi.src files will be copied into the dnb folder.

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  5. Minimize the HMI to access the windows OS. Click here to see how.

  6. From the windows start menu Computer.

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  7. Navigate to the Drag and Bot files on the USB flash drive, select and copy the dnb_rsi.rsi (dnb_rsi.rsix in case of RSI ver. 4), dnb_rsi.rsi.diagram, dnb_rsi.rsi.xml, and dnb_rsi.xml files.

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  8. Navigate to the path C:\KRC\ROBOTER\Config\User\Common\SensorInterface and paste the 4 files there. Now KUKA HMI icon in the windows taskbar to go back into the HMI screen

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Controller Restart

  1. Robot-Icon on the top left side of the HMI screen then Shutdown.

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  2. Cold Start then Reboot Control PC". Now wait till the Controller restarted.

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Now everything is installed, now you can continue with the tutorial KRC4 Running.