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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.

Below video goes through steps to setup communication between an OPC UA server and an AKI HMI panel using KVB software. Will have to go to the Tag setup screen to add another "controller" to the project which in this case is the OPC UA server. Need to know the URL address where the OPC Server is running, and can setup a login user name and password if it does not support an anonymous login. Also, can setup a default name space number which will make entering the names of tags easier.

File Description 
This is the runtime for AKI-CDC panels used with Kollmorgen Visualization Builder (KVB). Note that the runtime is only for the CDC model HMI panels.
Language 
English
Release 
2.40
Release Date 
Monday, May 7, 2018
File Description 
This is the runtime for AKI-CDC panels used with Kollmorgen Visualization Builder (KVB). Note that the runtime is only for the CDC model HMI panels.
Language 
English
Release 
2.2
2.20
Release Date 
Friday, June 9, 2017

This page covers the new features, changes, defect fixes, and known issues in an KVB (Kollmorgen Visualization Builder) software release. KVB is a separate software package that is integrated with the KAS (Kollmorgen Automation Suite) IDE and Runtime software.

Information contained in this release note is subject to change.

With KVB, recipe data will get lost when adding/removing tags or changing data types on tags (variables). The following procedure outlines how to save the data for use with the changed layout:

A recipe can be used in an HMI program to store and select groups of data to be used without having to enter the data each time it is used.  It is easy to create a recipe in KVB by clicking on Insert / Recipe and give the recipe a name. 

A recipe consists of Items and Data.  Each recipe item has a name (any name you want) and a tag.  You can add as many Items to the recipe as needed.  The data (or Runtime Data) consists of groups of tag values.  These groups are called "Runtime Recipe Titles".  Each Runtime Recipe Title contains user defined values for each tag associated with the recipe.  The purpose of the recipe is to allow the user to select and use the data in each Runtime Recipe Title as needed.

This page contains links to the sample projects created in all versions of KVB.

These projects are for use in AKI panels connected directly to AKD servo drives and communicating over Modbus TCP.  The AKI panel is the master and all AKD drives are slaves.  These projects were NOT created for use with KAS.

 

KVB 2.20 software works with all CDA, CDB, CDC panels without having to do any firmware changes on those HMIs.

File Description 
Valid for KVB software 2.20 SP2 Build 2.22.353.0. This HMI program is set up to run motion tasks in the AKD drive. The operator can select from 5 motion tasks saved in the drive and run the selected task. The distance and speed of one other task can be edited by the operator. This program is also set up to run a manual jog move in velocity mode. For more information, see the application note included in this package.
Language 
English
Release 
2.20
Release Date 
Monday, October 9, 2017

Note the firmware file referenced in this article can be found at the bottom or here: FW CDA-07

Make sure that the computer IP address is in the same range as the AKI-CDA Panel and that the subnet mask is the same. The computer will need to be set with a static IP address. If you need to set it as static or change the IP address you can do it through the Network Properties:

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