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Is ROS-I support ABB S4C controller?

asked 2016-05-09 22:27:50 -0600

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updated 2016-05-10 03:14:55 -0600

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Hello! I am new to ROS.And I have an IRB 1400 robot arm and S4C controller. For now, I can't find any evidence show that ABB package support S4C controller. Had anyone try this? Or it just can't work?

Here is the link of related answer: is ROS industrial supported on ABB IRB 6400 m97a controller?

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@ROS_HUA did you implemented the solution were you able to control the robot with ROS and s4c controller?? I am also looking for the same , @gvdhooom , how to interface your ROS PC with S4c controller and how to communicate with the ros moveit package that i have build , I am new to it , any help would be appreciated, I have done only simulation part , i want to implement it on the real bot i have ABB IRB 2400 with s4c plus controller? can you guys help me out

mohitrochlani gravatar image mohitrochlani  ( 2022-10-13 01:28:59 -0600 )edit

It's not a good idea to post comments on questions from 2016 with already accepted answers.

In any case: nothing has changed since I posted my original answer. Or at least: I'm not aware of anyone having ported abb_driver to S4C controllers or made anything else available.

That doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Just that I don't remember anyone releasing anything.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2022-10-13 11:40:14 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-05-10 03:11:00 -0600

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I'd really recommend you send a message to the ROS-Industrial mailing list and see whether someone has already done this. Most users of those packages will be on the mailing list, so you'll have a better chance of getting a good answer there.

Do please report back if/when you get an answer.

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You could always just try and see if you can get it to work, of course. The sources for abb_driver are here.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-05-10 03:14:00 -0600 )edit

answered 2016-05-12 10:26:53 -0600

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updated 2016-05-13 01:17:33 -0600

gvdhoorn gravatar image

I get some feeback and useful information about this topic in the ROS-Industrial mailing list.

Here is the link of the topic: Is ROS-I support ABB S4C controller? (shortly,it can work)

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Thanks for letting us know.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-05-13 01:17:58 -0600 )edit

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