Software Control of IBM 7535/7540 Robot System
Original Publication Date: 1987-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
IBM 7535/7540 Robot Systems were designed as stand-alone systems, i.e., an IBM Personal Computer (PC) was connected, the required program down loaded, the PC would be removed, and the operator directed the robot. For limited or simple tasks this is adequate, but for a fully automated line a controller is required. By utilizing Digital Input/Digital (Image Omitted) Output (DI,DO) capabilities with full time RS232 communications, interfacing with the IBM PC, the system can be controlled by software. The flow chart is an example of this implementation.