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    Default Automatic program download to Fanuc Series 18-Model B

    Hi all,

    I looked around and didn't find this question, just some advice on drip-feeding when memory is too small.

    We are automating a robot cell with two machines running Fanuc Series 18-Model B CNC controllers. I would like to run the controllers fully automatically.

    I have no problem tying into the start and stop buttons, etc. The problem is program loading. They are now loaded via the RS-232 port, which is fine. But the control panel soft buttons of the Fanuc must be accessed and told to accept a program load. I can't have operators popping into the robot cell to push the soft-keys under the display.

    Is there a way to get the Fanuc to accept program downloads without having to push buttons on the front panel? Run one program as many times as I want, then load in a new one, run it, all remotely?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Automatic program download to Fanuc Series 18-Model B

    Hi,
    i think your project is running by now,
    but as nobody replied, "external i/o device control " is used for this functionality. pmc needs to be configured if not done already by oem.

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