B&R HMI and Omnicore controller

Hello to all, is there possibility to communicate directly between one of B&R HMI panels and Omnicore robot controller as we have option between HMI CP 600 and IRC5 controller through Ethernet? Thanks.

Hi Branislav,

Welcome to our community!

It is possible to communicate between B&R controllers and ABB robots (IRC5 or Omnicore). There are multiple options available using Ethernet. Here are some ideas:

  • You could use OpcUa to communicate tags between the devices (this is probably the easiest)
  • The B&R controller can act as an Ethernet/IP adapter using the AsEthIP library
  • You could use ABB Robot Web Services to read status information and write commands from the B&R controller

I would recommend looking into the C-Series panels which are a controller and panel all-in-one. This would allow you to read data from the robot controller and display it on the panel with a mappView HMI.

Does this answer your question? If you’re able to talk a bit more about your use case we may be able to give you additional information.

Here are some other Community threads you can also reference:

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Thanks a lot Marcus, yes, this helps a lot.

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