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New features include TCP/IP Function Blocks, BBH FSoE Master + SafePLC with KAS-IDE and AKD2G w/ SMM, KAS IDE-WorkBench Improvements, new File Management functions, DriveParamStrRead, Multi-select PDO objects, new axis parameter to read PLCopen user units, and more!


I have a setup where I use the AKD PDMM drives and I would like to know if there is a possibility of using an SSI interface encoder as the feedback device. I know the drives support BiSS-C which is similar to SSI and online resources say BiSS-C and SSI are hardware compatible.

I have tried connecting the encoder to the drive but it was not able to detect it, are there parameters that I can set (like clock frequency) to use the encoder or is it not possible?

I am using the OLM100-1001 encoders from SICK for reference.

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. 

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.


I want to communicate in PDMM controller via HTTP. Actually I can read from them in C++ but I can't write any value to the variable of PDMM controller in C++. Furthermore I am able to write and read via http with the language of C# by using example codes in KAS IDE software online help , in this there isn't any problem.

The code that I used for reading variables is added with the name of "include.pdf". In this document, I use C++ language, Libcurl library and jsoncpp( as KAS IDE software online help's recommendation).  

The KAS extended template shows the use of different basic functionality, when using the pipe network motion engine. It’s based on the standard two axis pipe network example and includes some of the most common use cases. It covers the following topics

  • PipeNetwork motion blocs (Master, Gear, Comparator, Cam, Phaser, Converter, Axis)
  • Programming languages (SFC, LD, ST)
  • Subprograms (Functions, UDFB)
  • Control Panel
  • Variable structures
  • Defines

The system covered includes a PxMM controller with up to twelve additional AKD drives.

All automation functions are handled in the PLC, the functionality covers the following:

Hello sir,

Is AKD M01206-MCEC  suitable for application in which I want to rotate my motor at my required load torque with constant speed?

What are the Inputs & Outputs of the System?