MG400 and LabView


#1

Hi,
i am using LabView2019 (x64) and trying to communicate with the MG400. The official demo is not running properly. The “SetControlMode” function in the dobot.dll is ignored, I cannot set the MG400 to the “enable” status. The other functions are running. If I switch on the MG400 via the DobotStudio, I can also execute “move” commands with LabView.
Can someone help me here?
I also miss the circle and arc function in “dobot.dll”.
Regards
Ralle
grafik


#2

Hi Ralle, sorry to tell you that we will no longer provide any support for the SDK as secondary development tools. Instead of SDK, now we are providing a new way to do it, which is to use with TCP/IP. You can check this link for more details: https://github.com/Dobot-Arm/TCP-IP-Protocol/tree/EN-Version


#3

Thank you for your prompt reply. In order to be able to use the new way with TCP/IP, I need the latest firmware for our MG400. Version 1.5.1.4.20210428183506 is currently installed.
Thanks very much.


#4

Hi Ralle, I just create a new topic on this question and you can find the download link in this one: MG400 Controller Firmware 1.5.4.0 Update


#5

HI Ralle

Have you found a solution to this yet ???
Sitting with the same problem right now…

tjay78


#6

Hello tjay78,

With the latest firmware (1.5.5.0) a lot more works via the TCP/IP protocol, but unfortunately still not all commands as described in the instructions. I hope dobot will continue to improve here …
Currently I can activate the MG-400, drive to a certain position and start a script written via the DobotSCStudio. I can handle that for now. What still doesn’t really work is the real-time output of the current position and status. Nobody can explain the circular function to me either.

Regards
Ralle

Example of a sub-program to activate the MG400:
grafik