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    Default Fanuc ethernet popen pclose

    Hello to all,

    I have a FASTEMS FMS in my workshop with 8 Mitsui Seiki machining centers (CNC FANUC 31i and 15B). There is one renishaw probe for each machine, and I would like to send the macro reports outside automatically. The commands used by FANUC to send this reports are:

    POPEN: to open the port.
    DPRINT: to print the caracters and the macro variables that you want to send out.
    PCLOSE: to send and close the port.

    I know how to send the file (created by these commands) to the PCMCIA, and also by the RS232 (by "QUICK" software).

    But I would like to send it by ethernet conexion, and I have no idea how to do it. I have been talking with Renishaw in Spain, they have no idea, neither Renishaw UK.

    Does anybody know any software, or any command to send the file to any computer of the net?

    (another question, does anybody know a better software than "Quick" to send the file by RS232?)

    Thanks in advance, best regards.
    Rubén.

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    Default Re: Fanuc ethernet popen pclose

    I am fairly certain that the DPRNT command function is not supported over the Ethernet connection, only RS-232.

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    Post Re: Fanuc ethernet popen pclose

    There is not direct command to send the data over ethernet port like the RS232 port.
    You need to develop an application program which runs on ur PC.
    This application program can then accesss data over ethernet port of FANUC CNC & then with the use of FOCAS library function it is possible to read various data like Macro variables, parameters etc.
    POPEN, PCLOSE commands work only with RS232
    Last edited by vivekchikale; 04-04-10 at 10:18 PM.

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    Default Re: Fanuc ethernet popen pclose

    I can write you a program to do exactly what you want.

    The 31i controls use Focas/2 and the 15B use Focas/1.

    You can contact me through the companies website. Just search google canada for nixon integrated fanuc focas.

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    Default Re: Fanuc ethernet popen pclose

    sounds good to me

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    Default Re: Fanuc ethernet popen pclose

    Quote Originally Posted by vivekchikale View Post
    There is not direct command to send the data over ethernet port like the RS232 port.
    You need to develop an application program which runs on ur PC.
    This application program can then accesss data over ethernet port of FANUC CNC & then with the use of FOCAS library function it is possible to read various data like Macro variables, parameters etc.
    POPEN, PCLOSE commands work only with RS232
    yes there is? you can use ftp server no need for focas...

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