Wish: Switch back to Remote Control from another operational mode without Teach Pendant


Return to Remote Control mode after switching to Manual mode (using I/O or Profinet). No Teach-Pendant present!

What is it?

Although it is possible to change from Remote Mode to Manual Mode using Remote Control, it seems that it isn’t possible to go back to the Remote Mode using I/O or Profinet. I need this feature, because no Teach Pendant (nor VNC) is present in our application.

Why is it needed?

Remote Mode is needed to use the Remote Control capabilities (eStop-Recovery, Protective-Stop-Recovery and Initialization).
Manual Mode is needed due to the freedrive.
It is necessary to switch between both for debugging.

Can you access the Dashboard server? It allows you to remotely set the operational mode.

Hi eric,

Thank you for the advice.

As mentioned, yes it is possible to use the Dashboard (Remote Control) in that direction, but once you change the operation mode to Manual or Automatic, you loose the connection to the dashboard (no way back to Remote Mode).