Tend has the ability to send notifications on standard Fanuc alarm severity codes, such as STOP, SERVO, WARN, ABORT, SYSTEM, MOTN, and non-standard events like program state changes.

In addition, you may configure custom User Alarms that will trigger notifications for any event, such as changes in Digital I/O.

Follow these steps to create User Alarms:

  1. Press MENU on the keypad
  2. Select 6 Setup by pressing the number 6 on the keypad
  3. Press the F1 |TYPE| button
  4. Select 9 User Alarm by pressing the number 9 on the keypad

At this point you should be in the Setting/User Alarm page. There are ten (10) user alarms that can be added.

  1. Select the alarm you wish to edit by using the up and down arrow keys.
  2. Press the ENTER key on the keypad to begin editing the alarm message
  3. Edit the alarm message
  4. Press the ENTER key on the keypad to save the alarm message

Changing the Alarm Severity

The default alarm severity for User Alarms is STOP.L which means Stop Local and is designated by the number 6. There are other useful codes that can be selected:

SeverityNumberABORT.L11STOP.L6MOTN.L4PAUSE.L2WARN0NONE128

To change the alarm severity follow these steps:

  1. Press MENU on the keypad
  2. Select 0 -- NEXT -- by pressing the number 0 on the keypad
  3. Select 6 SYSTEM by pressing the number 6 on the keypad
  4. Press the F1 |TYPE| button
  5. Select 2 Variables by pressing the number 2 on the keypad
  6. Press ITEM on the keypad and enter the number 686 which should take you to $UALRM_SEV
  7. Press ENTER on the keypad

At this point you should be at the SYSTEM Variables - $UALRM_SEV page. There are ten (10) user alarms severity settings that can be changed.

  1. Select the alarm severity you wish to edit by using the up and down arrow keys
  2. Press the ENTER key on the keypad to begin editing the alarm severity
  3. Edit the alarm severity by entering an integer from the table above
  4. Press the ENTER key on the keypad to save the alarm severity

Adding a User Alarm to your Program

Adding an alarm to your program requires these steps:

  1. Press SELECT on the keypad
  2. Navigate to the program you wish to edit and press ENTER
  3. Move to an empty line (or add empty lines)
  4. Press NEXT on the keypad
  5. Press F1 [INST] on the keypad
  6. Select 8 --next page-- by pressing the number 8 on the keypad
  7. Select 1 Miscellaneous by pressing the number 1 on the keypad
  8. Select 2 UALM[ ] using the arrow keys and press ENTER
  9. The text UALM[..] should appear on the line you selected previously
  10. Press F5 [LIST] on the keypad
  11. Navigate to the user alarm you wish to use and press ENTER

The alarm should now be added to the program.

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