Control of IBM 7535 Robots by IBM Series/1 Processor
Original Publication Date: 1985-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18
This article describes a single controlling IBM Series/1 processor handling multiple IBM 7535-type robots which have an inherent lack of native intelligence. An intermediate processor that requires special customizing is not required. This hardware and software arrangement allows for flexibility in re-programming a production line for a range of different parts to be picked and placed. Each robot is connected to the controller by eight lines, four for input and four for output, to effect digital input/output for communication and decision control. The software can be broken down into two distinct areas from the content point of view. These are the Series/1 Control tasks, as shown in Fig. 2, and the 7535 application program.