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Stefano Giacomelli's picture
Stefano Giacomelli
1 week 6 days ago

A new KAS project can be built starting from the available templates.

However the user can decide to build an empty project: in this case, it's possible to add the following functions for ETC and Motion Engine initialization.

Motion Engine PLCOpen:

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Motion Engine PipeNetwork:

toddevans01's picture
toddevans01
2 weeks 8 hours ago

Often users need to upload the parameters out of a failed drive and recommission a spare drive with the archived parameters.

The attached documents detail these procedures.

Note the documents assume you have the same model, hardware and firmware revisions. Attempting to clone a drive with

differences will likely yield errors when you attempt to download to the spare drive.

Stefano Giacomelli's picture
Stefano Giacomelli
1 month 5 days ago

In many cases the AKD default peak currents have to be changed. There are several ways to do this, but not all are executed quickly and real-time. If AKD is working in standalone mode the easiest way is to declare the function 21 - Current limitation combined to one or more digital inputs.

This has the limitation of the number of digital inputs available, and of the value of current limit (Param) that have to be a constant. In addition the value is applied at both the positive and negative limit indifferently.

If a non real-time field bus is available, e.g. ModBus TCP/IP, ProfiNet or EthenetIP, it's possible to change the current limits, but this operation is quite slow. Other field buses like CANOpen or EtherCAT allow to reach a faster and real-time change.

Let's see how to do this with KAS and EtherCAT.

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Joe Parks
1 month 2 weeks ago

The following video goes through the steps needed to create a subprogram (sometimes called User Defined Function Block or UDFB), call the UDFB in another PLC program, and monitor code inside the UDFB while a project is running. This is useful for when similar or identical code needs to be called in multiple locations or for multiple axis.