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Cross Automation Newsletter – September 2022

Your Doosan Cobot Is Communicating With You! What Do The Colors Mean?

All Doosan cobots have an LED light ring. The H and M series both feature a flange light while the A series has a light on its base. These lights are used to indicate what mode the robot is currently in. There are actually six different colors to tell you what is going on with your robot. That being said, that doesn’t help very much if you don’t understand what they mean. We are going to go through all the colors and their meanings to help you understand what your Doosan is saying to you!

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Manual Mode

Blue Solid: Manual Standby

  • This is the default status of teaching
  • Workcell Manager, Task Builder, and Task Writer can be used to configure the work condition or perform task programming.
  • The robot monitors the stop status with Safe Operating Stop (SOS).

Blue Blinking: Manual Jogging

  • The jog function is being used to operate the robot.

Cyan Blinking: Manual Hand Guiding

  • The robot can be operated manually during teaching.

Yellow Blinking: Recovery Standby

  • Recovery in process
  • All safety functions except for axis and TCP speed monitoring are disabled during recovery
  • The robot monitors the stop status with Safe Operating Stop (SOS).
  • Recovery Jogging – The jogs of each axis can be used to correct the exceeded safety threshold.
  • Recovery Hand Guiding – The robot can be moved directly by hand to correct the exceeded safety threshold.

Yellow Solid: Interrupted

  • The system is in a protective stop state due to protective stop input, exceeding the safety threshold, etc.
  • The robot monitors the stop status with Safe Operating Stop (SOS).
  • A yellow protective stop pop-up will appear. After removing the cause of the protective stop, if you press the reset button, the robot state will be converted to a manual standby state and the pop-up will disappear.
  • If it is not possible to release the safety limit exceeding condition without moving the robot, press the recovery button to enter the safety recovery mode. After moving the robot, the interrupted status can be released.
  • If it is impossible to release the protective stop input from the Protective Device, press the Safety I/O button to cancel the protective stop input setting.

Continue reading to learn about the various colors as well as Auto Mode. Contact Cross Automation to request a collaborative robot demonstration today!

Join us in Gastonia October 7 for Manufactured in North Carolina

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We’re excited to let you know that Cross Automation and the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) will host an in-person “Manufactured in North Carolina (MNC)” networking event. We will be celebrating Manufacturing Day with a presentation and a tour.

Friday October 7, 2022
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Cross Company located in Loray Mill
300 South Firestone Street, Gastonia NC 28052

Lynn Crump, president of Cross Company’s automation group, will share insight on how industrial automation can help you solve your labor shortage and at the same time improve quality and reduce risk.

We look forward to seeing you on October 7th!

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Contact a Cross representative to discuss Enedine solutions for your current application.

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