We are creating a robot for facade treatment (cleaning, painting, drilling). I have few beginner level questions.
An industrial robot with it's controller and our computer is placed at the top of a Manitou rotating telehandler. It is controlled from the floor on another computer. For power, transmitting data, security and process, we have 4 cables going from the floor to the robot. A 32A/400V cable, an 50m ethernet shielded cable, a wire for emergency stop and an high pressure pipe. We have no choice but to run the ethernet cable right next to the 32A cable. I think the telehandler might also create interference because when we start it, connection gets worse.
We connect to our computer inside the robot with TeamViewer (not ideal I know but it kind of work). The computer on the floor is connected via Wi-Fi to a router connected to the ethernet cable on the floor. Inside the robot, there is an ethernet Switch to connect everything on the top.
We have inconsistencies in the connection and sometimes are waiting for many seconds before we can continue working.
My questions :
- How can I evaluate the stability of a connexion between two computers on the same network ?
- What are your advices to improve stability ? Other mean of connection ? Better ethernet cable ? More powerful router ?
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Thank you by advance for your advice.