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New Features

  • AKD2G Drive Integration:
    • Single and Multi-Axis drive variants
    • Features not yet available: firmware download, capture, I/O, feedback #2-5
    • Note: Please contact Kollmorgen for latest AKD2G firmware and KAS software.
  • New PCMM Dual-Core model
    • Supported with PLCopen Motion Engine
    • PipeNetwork Motion Engine is not fully supported yet.
  • Windows 10 Support (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • PAC software support has been removed due to hardware End-of-Life
File Description 
KAS Runtime Firmware for 800 MHz AKD PDMM. Note: PDMM Runtime version and KAS IDE version must be identical (e.g. both must have version 3.00.x.zzzz). This is a patch version for the v.3.02 release
Language 
English
Release 
3.02
Release Date 
Thursday, October 24, 2019
File Description 
KAS Runtime Firmware for 1.2 GHz AKD PDMM. Note: PDMM Runtime version and KAS IDE version must be identical (e.g. both must have version 3.00.x.zzzz). This is a patch version for the v3.02 release.
Language 
English
Release 
3.02
Release Date 
Thursday, October 24, 2019
File Description 
KAS Runtime Firmware for 800 MHz single-core PCMM. Note: PCMM Runtime version and KAS IDE version must be identical (e.g. both must have version 3.00.x.zzzz). This is a patch version for the v3.02 release.
Language 
English
Release 
3.02
Release Date 
Thursday, October 24, 2019
File Description 
KAS Runtime Firmware for single-core PCMM. Note: PCMM Runtime version and KAS IDE version must be identical (e.g. both must have version 3.00.x.zzzz). This version is a patch to the v3.02 release.
Language 
English
Release 
3.02
Release Date 
Thursday, October 24, 2019

I'm controlling my PCMM from a custom C# .NET Windows application which is also controlling some other hardware. I can currently communicate with the drive via http get/set requests. But what is the recommended method to communicate with the drive? Is Modbus the way to go? Is there a recommended modbus library?

Video embedded below will show how you can create and launch a Kollmorgen Visualization Builder (KVB) project from within the KAS IDE software. When this is done, all the variables/tags that have a check in the KVB column of the KAS IDE Dictionary will automatically be given a modbus address and imported into KVB along with the IP address of the PDMM/PCMM controller. Also, the KVB project will be saved along with everything else in the KAS project to one file on your computer with the .KAS extension, so the HMI project and PLC/Motion control project will always stay together.

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.

On a rotary application with absolute multi-turn feedback, it's possible to run over the feedback unwind. If the machine has a non-binary gear ration (e.g. 3:1), its period is not an integer divisor of the encoder period, allowing the position to not be the same after a power cycle. In other words, it may be shifted by the fraction of the ratio.

File Description 
KAS Runtime Firmware for 800 MHz AKD PDMM. Note: PDMM Runtime version and KAS IDE version must be identical (e.g. both must have version 3.00.x.zzzz). This is a patch version for the initial v.3.02 release
Language 
English
Release 
3.02
Release Date 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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