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PLCopen Axis Configuration

Below is a video showing the steps to create a new PLCopen axis in the KAS IDE. First you will add an axis by right clicking the PLCopen section in the Project Explorer. After giving the new axis a name, you can open a pop-up window to modify the default axis settings. First, you can select if it is a servo axis that will be mapped to an AKD drive, a virtual axis, or a digitizing axis mapped to an external encoder. Then, you can setup the user units per rev for the axis with the ratio formed between the User Units and Drive Interface Unis parameters. Also, you can optionally set a rollover value or keep it at 0 to have rollover turned off. Without rollover, the axis position can report a negative value or continue to increase as a large positive value. If you have rollover turned on, the axis position will always be reported back between 0 and that rollover value. Once the Axis is created and parameters set, the video shows how to create a new variable in the KAS IDE dictionary of type Axis_Ref and to tie the axis number to this variable in order to use it with PLCopen function blocks in PLC code.