IO Link communication ROS

asked 2018-11-23 02:51:52 -0600

Redouanr21 gravatar image


I'm using a Weiss robot gripper. It is made for a Universal Robot but I'm using an ABB IRB120 robot. I got an IO link interface converter. The question I got is: Is there any way I can communicate/control the gripper from ROS? I got this gripper ( ).

I'm running ROS melodic on Ubuntu 18.04.

Kind regards,

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I would actually first ask ABB whether they have IO-Link compatibility / a module available. If they do, that would be nice, as you could probably map all IO-Link IO to IO of the IRC5. At that point you could use something like abb_librws to toggle it.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2018-11-23 06:20:36 -0600 )edit

If that is not possible or available, then the Weiss Robotics grippers appear to come with a USB<->IO-Link bridge. For UR robots, they also come with a URCap. UR controllers essentially run Gentoo Linux, so you could see what sort of software comes with that and see if it's reusable.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2018-11-23 06:24:15 -0600 )edit