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Electric Nutrunners

Use the Devices > Tighten menus to configure nutrunner tools connected to a station, or you can configure your station to simulate a tool.

This will configure how the Tascus station will process Tighten steps within a production sequence.

Station Configuration

In this screen, you can select whether the station is connected to a tool using IO, Ethernet Open Protocol or Manual Entry method.

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Tool Interface

Tool Interface

IO Connector

Uses a digital input output device (Brainboxes or Wago) to control the nutrunner controller using it's digital inputs and outputs

Ethernet Open Protocol

Connect to the nutrunner controller via an Ethernet network cable, sends commands and reads data using Open Protocol

Manual Entry

Uses no hardware, prompts the operator to Pass or Fail the tighten operation. Use this when using manual torque wrenches

IO Connector

When using the IO Connector, use this page to specify which inputs and outputs are used to signal to the controller. You will need to ensure this page is configured the same way as the nutrunner controller via it's control panel.

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Ethernet Open Protocol

Use this screen to add tools using their IP address and port number to the Tascus station Tool Table

For Desoutter tools:

Tool ID 01 = wired tool

Tool ID 51 - wireless tool

setup:

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Configuring Psets

It is recommended to use a standard list of Psets across all controllers so that when you create a Tascus sequence, the same Pset will be selected, no matter which production station or tool is used.

Manual Entry

This mode is useful when in pre-production mode, and you don't have any tools to connect to. When the production sequence runs, the operator will be able to click a button on the screen to Pass or Fail the tighten operation

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Diagnostics

Use the Tighten > Diagnostics menu once you have configured the tool, to have full manual control and to confirm communications.

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Simulating a Tool

For setting up a sequence without a tool, select Settings > Station > Simulated Mode

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This will mean when a sequence runs, Tascus will simulate a tool running and successfully completing a tightening sequence.

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