US Patent No. 9,061,418


Patent No. 9,061,418
Issue Date June 23, 2015
Title Control System Equipped With Detachable Control Panel
Inventorship Shuntaro Toda, Yamanashi (JP)
Assignee Fanuc Corporation, Yamanashi (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,061,418

1. A control system comprising a control apparatus for controlling a driven body, and a pendant having an emergency stop switch
for causing operation of said driven body to stop, wherein said control apparatus includes:
an emergency stop circuit which causes operation of said driven body to stop when said emergency stop switch is operated or
when said pendant is disconnected from said control apparatus;

a detach-ready setting switch which switches detach-ready setting information to “detach mode” or “normal mode”, said detach-ready
setting information being switched to “detach mode” when connecting or disconnecting said pendant to or from said control
apparatus and otherwise switched to “normal mode”; and

a connection state monitoring unit which monitors connection state between said pendant and said control apparatus, and wherein
said control apparatus disables operation of said emergency stop circuit when said detach-ready setting information is set
to “detach mode” and when said connection state information indicates that said pendant has been disconnected from said control