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Software Version 2

Software Installation Instructions 

To install the software update on your OB7 robot, follow these steps:


  1. Download the software update and copy it onto a USB flash drive.  This should be the only file on the flash drive and it should be a 2 gig or larger drive.

  2. Insert the USB flash drive into any free USB port on the OB7 computer.

  3. Tap the help icon in the upper left corner of the tablet (Circle with the question mark inside).

  4. Tap “Diagnostics”.

  5. Tap “Update System”.

  6. Home OB7.  The “home” position is with the arm pointing straight up.  Press and hold the “Home” button until ob7 is pointing straight up.

  7. When you are prompted, tap “OK” to return to the home screen and begin the update.

  8. Wait for the update to complete.  It will take several minutes.

Software Download File
  1. Software Version 2 

New Features and Capabilities
  1. Added modbus register relay; allows sharing registers between the robot and modbus devices

  2. TCP ASCII speed command now affects jobs run

  3. Added position register to pick and place steps to allow setting a position in grids and stacks

  4. Added stack top and bottom positions to allow non-vertical stacks

  5. Added support for Robotiq AirPick gripper

  6. Added shutdown command to TCP ASCII interface

  7. Added gripper commands to TCP Modbus interface

  8. Expanded Ethernet/IP interface

  9. Added register comparisons to conditionals

Bug Fixes and Performance Enhancements
  1. Improved transition between jogging and dragging

  2. Improved performance of dual grippers

  3. Tool space moves issued over modbus and tcp interfaces are now linear

  4. Automatic pick and place step addition now set gripper width

  5. Fixed sorting of jobs by most recently run

  6. Allow chaining connection through GEIs

  7. Return to approach position after failed picks is now linear

  8. Improved jogging

How to Install A Software Update
  1. Click here to view the "How to Videos" Page

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