WAM Auto-Tensioning Procedure (bt-wam-autotension)

As of Libbarrett-1.2.0, an automated WAM tensioning procedure has been introduced. This procedure is advised to be run at every ~80 hours of WAM usage, elongating cable life by eliminating cable slack from being introduced over prolonged usage.

This procedure is capable of tensioning the WAMs joints 1-4 (4-DOF) or joints 1-6 (7-DOF). It will tension multiple joints simultaneously whenever possible.

Note: WAMs with serial numbers < 5 and WAM wrists with serial numbers < 9 are not eligible for autotensioning.

Before running the application, please make sure the WAM's power is turned on and the controllers are powered on by pressing Shift-Idle on the control pendant.

Tensioning all available joints

The default options for the autotensioning procedure (no arguments) is to tension all of the available joints.

bt-wam-autotension

Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the autotensioning procedure.

Tension specified joints

Arguments describing the joints you would like to be tensioned can be provided as arguments.

bt-wam-autotension 1 4

Will tension joints 1 & 4 only. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the autotensioning procedure.

Last modified 5 years ago Last modified on Mar 20, 2013, 5:59:41 PM