Program selection and loading over PLC


is it possible to select a specific program with the plc and send a signal to the robot to load this selected program?

So i can change the robot program with article change of the Line?
I dont want to do this with the teach pendant.

Hi @steven.sonne

try to use the Dashbord Server of the UR.

I connected my PLC (Siemens) with the UR and i could send directly strings to the Robot.
The Robot has to be in “Remote”.

Here you can find a PDF file with all the commands that the robot “accepts”. There are commands for Start/ Stop/ Pause…
Also from here you can Open/ Load saved Robot Programs.

Kind regards from Luxembourg!


thank you.

That’s exactly what I was looking for.