How to upgrade the Meca500's firmware?


If running the system in production, always make sure to test it thoroughly before running the new firmware to make sure your process is not affected. 

Please read the release notes located in the downloaded firmware folder.

If upgrading from V7 to V8, please read the Migration Guide attached 

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Mecademic Support.


Firmware for the Meca500 can be found here: Downloads


The downloaded folder needs to be unzipped.

You will find the following inside:

  • UPDATE File: This is the firmware update to be loaded from the Web Interface
  • XML Document: This is the ESI file to be used with EtherCAT
  • PDF File: This is the release notes


In the Web Interface, you need to select Options -> Update



For the process to work, you need to be disconnected and deactivated.




Please watch the following video on how to upgrade the Meca500's firmware:



The update should take under 20 minutes, if you see that it is stuck for too long, please refresh your browser.

It is suggested to restart the robot after the update is complete.

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