Field bus integration.
Field bus systems exchange signals via serial communication. The field bus master (in most cases the robot controller or higher-level plant control system) collects and processes the signals of the connected field bus slaves (including, among others, the welding machine). Common field bus systems are, for example, Interbus-S, Profibus DP or DeviceNet. The field bus interface FB5 translates the field bus signals for the welding machine and uses a standardized protocol. This ensures that the signals are always positioned in the same place within the field bus – independently from the field bus type. And it makes the preparation of the robot and/or the plant control system easier.
The FB5 field bus module is integrated into the system with the L-700 standard trip line. The “external” version has bores for flexible Mounting in the welding cell. The “internal” version is prepared for installation in the control cabinet.