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New Features

  • FailSafe over EtherCAT (FSoE) "Black Channel" Communication
  • AKD2G Drive Integration:
    • Backup/Restore
    • AKD2G with SMM options #2 (basic) and #3 (advanced)
  • Robotic Kinematic Transforms: T-Bot, H-Bot, and Gantry
  • IDE Ease-of-Use Enhancements:
    • New Project Comparison view
    • New Create Variable dialog box, also available from the Editors
    • PLCopen Axes Groups in the Project Tree

For more details, please see the attached release note.

I'm using a AKD-M01206 with a direct drive motor. In my KAS-IDE project, I was using X9 as an input to monitor another encoder in the system, but now I want to use it as an output so another system can monitor the motor the AKD is driving. 

Hi I would like to ask a question, I have a DAQ (Data acquisition ) and an AKD Komorgen. I am writing a Python script. The Python script is for communication and data exchange between AKD and DAQ. The DAQ records the actual speed of the AKD. I connected the analog output (X8 ) of AKD to the analog input (AIN0) of the DAQ. How can I now send the actual speed from AKD to DAQ ? If this is simply done with the command AOUT.MODE 1 then everything will be done automatically or what else should I program ? 

Hello, I have a question, I am programming the AKD KOmorgen with the Python script and want to program an autotuning with the AKD
Unfortunately, I couldn't find any commands for autotuning in the user manual, but only for manual
Could you please tell me what are the command for autotuning
Thanks you very much
Kind regards
This article provides a simple way to drive a stepper control by PCMM and AKD

The boot time was measured from the point of applying 24V control power to the drives.  The time was measured to specific indicators and functions of the drives.

Note that AC power was already turned on prior to running these tests, so that the drives could automatically enable.  Normally, AC power would be applied after the drives are booted up, and the enable signal would be applied after the drives are “Ready to Operate.”  (See the timing diagrams in the installation manuals.)  But for the sake of taking time measurements without the use of a PLC or control relays, the drives needed to automatically enable after booting up.


This is Ryu Seung Hyeon from GMS.


The customer uses the following combination:

DRIVE : AKD-B1206-NBAN-000000



F531 fault occurred during setup, the customer replaced it with a new drive as the manual said.


I was informed that the new drive caused the same fault during setup.


I am writing because I am curious about the cause of the fault.

New features include:

  • Enhanced AKD2G Drive Integration
  • Map EtherCAT feedback to PLCopen Digitizing Axis
  • Multiple IDE Instances
  • IDE Ease-of-Use Enhancements:
  • Elastic Search capability in On-Line help

See the article for more information.

The touch probe feature of EtherCAT is simply a position capture.  In fact, it uses the position capture feature in the AKD.  When touch probe is set up and enabled, it automatically configures and arms the AKD’s position capture.  There are two touch probes available, corresponding to CAP0 and CAP1 in the AKD.  Each touch probe is configurable to use the positive edge, negative edge, or both.  There is a status word indicating the enable status of each Touch Probe and whether each edge has been triggered.