Install the CRX Plugin

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This topic introduces how to install the Mech-Mind 3D Vision Interface plugin (“CRX plugin” for short) on a CRX series robot.


  • R648 (User Socket Msg), and any one of R651 or R632 (karel)

  • Please ensure that the Mech-Mind Software Suite and robot controller can meet the minimum version requirement.

    To check the version of the robot controller software, press the Menu icon in the upper left on the tablet teach pendant, and press crx icon1 in the lower left to view the complete menu, and then select STATUS > Version ID to check the robot controller software version.

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    crx 2

The tablet teach pendant displays two types of menus, i.e., the frequently used menu and the complete menu. After pressing the Menu icon in the upper left on the teach pendant, you can press crx icon1 in the lower left to switch between the two menus.

Install the CRX Plugin

Follow these steps to install the CRX plugin:

  1. Go to Mech-Center\Robot_Interface\Robot_Plugin\Fanuc_CRX_Plugin in the installation directory of Mech-Mind Software Suite and find the installation file in the IPL format.

  2. Copy the installation file to your USB flash drive, and then connect the USB flash drive to the USB port on the side of the robot controller.

    The USB port on the teach pendant cannot be used to install the CRX plugin.
  3. Check if the current mode of the teach pendant is Manual mode. If the teach pendant is already in the Manual mode (crx icon3), please skip this step. If the teach pendant is in the Auto mode (crx icon2), please press the crx icon2 icon to switch it to the Manual mode.

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  4. Press the Menu icon in the upper left corner on the teach pendant’s touch screen to switch to the frequently used menu, and then select PLUGINS > Install.

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  5. Press the Install button to install the plugin.

    If the Install button is not displayed on the screen, please switch the system language of the teach pendant to English and try again.
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  6. Select OK in the pop-up dialog box.

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  7. After the CRX plugin is installed successfully, please power off the controller and then restart it.

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  8. After the controller is restarted, press the Menu icon in the upper left corner, and select PLUGINS > Plugin List to view the installed plugins.

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