I am totally new to Codesys and EtherNet/IP so I would like to ask if they are the right tools to use for a specific application, as follows:Objective:
Integrate a Fanuc R-2000iA robot arm to plasma cut steel, with a Raspberry Pi touch screen computer as a user interface.
- The Fanuc RJ3iB control on the R-200iA robot can be set up as an EtherNet/IP adapter.
- The Fanuc control has a facility that will monitor the state of 18 digital inputs, so I need a way for the Raspberry Pi to set the state of those digital inputs.
- The operator will select from a menu of parts to plasma cut on a web page.
What I need to know at this point is if Codesys is the right tool to set this up.