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KAS IDE

The KAS IDE (Kollmorgen Automation Suite Integrated Development Environment) provides machine builders with all the necessary tools for designing, programming, configuring, debugging and maintaining machine applications. It is a graphical programming solution for programming motion using the PLCopen or Pipe Network motion engines. KAS IDE supports IEC 61131-3. KAS IDE also includes an embedded AKD Workbench. 

Latest Version 3.02
Release Date July 2019
Current Drive Firmware Version AKD: 01.18.00.004 | AKD2G: 02.02.00.000
Current Runtime Firmware Version 3.02.0.x
KAS Online Help v3.02 Release   |   v3.01 Release  |   v3.00 Release 
v2.12 Release   |   v2.11 Release

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KAS IDE Features

  • Create new application projects using predefined or custom application templates
  • Define the machine hardware architecture (motion bus, fieldbus, controllers, drives and motors) as well as the machine program (HMI panels, IEC61131-3 programs and function blocks, motion blocks, profiles and axes) from a centralized Project Explorer which is based on a tree-structure.
  • Develop PLC programs, functions and function blocks using:
    • the five IEC 61131-3 programming languages (ST, IL, FFLD, FBD and SFC)
    • the IEC 61131-3 standard library and KAS Function Block libraries dedicated to motion, communication and monitoring
  • Easily set up HMI panels by means of graphical objects that are part of the HMI control library; and map graphical objects to IEC 61131-3 variables
  • Graphically design advanced multi-axis relations using Kollmorgen's graphical motion programming environment - also called the Pipe Network - with its tool generating code automatically
  • Configure hardware devices via an integrated set of configuration tools (for instance AKD drives, EtherCAT I/O terminals, Profibus, etc.)
  • Access controller devices to download, start and stop the application, watch log messages and send shell commands to the target device
  • Debug the application by inserting break points and stepping into the code or by monitoring internal values (IEC 61131-3 variables, motion positions, drive's internal values) directly in the editors or with KAS advanced softscope tool
  • Access the full online documentation.