You are reading the documentation for an older Pickit release. Documentation for the latest release (3.2) can be found here.
Setting up Pickit with Stäubli
The setup of Pickit with a Stäubli consists of 4 steps:
Check Stäubli software version
The software version should be at least 7.
To verify this go to MENU > CONTROL PANEL > CONTROLLER CONFIGURATION > VERSION.
Setup the network connection
The Pickit processor has to be connected to the robot controller using an Ethernet cable.
This Ethernet cable should be plugged in:
The ROBOT port of the Pickit processor;
The robot controller.
To allow communication between Pickit and the robot controller both must have a different IP address in the same subnet.
By default, the Ethernet port on the Pickit processor labeled ROBOT is configured to have the following static IP address: 169.254.5.180 with a subnet mask of 255.255.0.0.
If this setting is kept, the following has to be done on the robot controller:
Go to MENU > CONTROL PANEL > CONTROLLER CONFIGURATION > NETWORK > J204 or J205.
Set the IP address of the robot to 169.254.5.182 which is an IP address in the same subnet as the Pickit IP address.
Set the subnet mask to 255.255.0.0.
Push Enter to edit. Push F8 OK.
The IP address of the robot can of course not be the same as the IP address of the Pickit processor.
Go to MENU > CONTROL PANEL > IO > SOCKETS > TCP CLIENTS > NEW.
Choose Type: Client
Add name: pickit
Add the Pickit IP address
You can test the new socket connection by pushing the Test button.
Load the program files
Loading the program files consists of 4 steps:
Download the right files
Upload the files to the robot
Upload these files using SRS.
Start and verify communication
Starting and verifying communication consists of 2 steps:
To start the communication, on the robot you have to select a Pickit example program. You can test this by using the OpenComm program.
Verify on the Pickit interface
To verify the data packages are received by Pickit: Check for the V icon next to ‘Robot’ in the top bar of the Pickit interface.
Test robot connection on Pickit
Details on testing this connection can be found on: Testing the Robot to Pickit connection